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This week Brian Heater, fresh off a trip to Pittsburgh to visit a handful of robotics companies, led a discussion about the current state of robotics and how startups are integrating the machines into our lives. When it comes to our home lives, we really only have the Roomba, that circular disc that moves about our floors on its own sweeping up the dust and dirt. In fact, the jobs being performed behind the scenes are the ones robots are digging into.
 

Paris to tax scooter and bike services

According to the City of Paris, there are 15,000 free-floating vehicles of all forms and shapes in the city, from electric scooters to fluorescent bikes and motorcycle-like scooters. And the City of Paris announced today that companies that operate free-floating services will have to pay a tax depending on the size of their fleet. If […]
 

Daily Crunch: The new iPad mini, reviewed

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Review: Apple’s new iPad mini continues to be mini Matthew Panzarino tried out Apple’s new tablet with Apple Pencil support, and […]
 
We’re just weeks away from our TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley on April 18. Some of the best and brightest minds are joining us for the day-long event, including Marc Raibert, Colin Angle, Melonee Wise and Anthony Levandowski . Last week, we added to the list of marquee guests and announced a panel with roboticist Ken Goldberg, […]
 

Rent the Runway hits a $1 billion valuation

Rent the Runway just closed a $125 million round led by Franklin Templeton Investments and Bain Capital Ventures. This round values the company at $1 billion. In total, Rent the Runway has raised $337 million in venture funding. “Shared, dynamic ownership is a movement that Rent the Runway has pioneered over the last decade and […]
 

Introducing the Extra Crunch Stage at Disrupt SF 2019

Every year we dig deep to make the next TechCrunch Disrupt bigger, bolder and better than before. Disrupt San Francisco 2019, on October 2-4, is no exception. One of the many upgrades we’re proud to announce is the Extra Crunch Stage. Hold up a second — need a ticket to Disrupt SF 2019? Get one […]
 

This is what the Huawei P30 will look like

You can already find many leaked photos of Huawei’s next flagship device — the P30 and P30 Pro. The company is set to announce the new product at an event in Paris next week. So here’s what you should expect. Reliable phone leaker Evan Blass tweeted many different photos of the new devices in three […]
 
Tesla has filed a pair of lawsuits against a handful of former employees who went to work at self-driving vehicle startup Zoox and Chinese EV automaker Xiaopeng. The separate lawsuits filed late Wednesday allege former Tesla employees stole trade secrets and used them at their new places of employment. Tesla declined to comment on either […]
 
Two days after MoviePass announced the return of the company’s unlimited ticket plan, Ted Farnsworth, CEO of its parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics, sat down with TechCrunch to offer insight into the state of the beleaguered service. According to the executive, MoviePass Uncapped is already seeing positive results. While he didn’t share concrete numbers, […]
 
On-demand video-streaming site Kanopy has fixed a leaking server that exposed the detailed viewing habits of its users. Security researcher Justin Paine discovered the leaking Elasticsearch database last week and warned Kanopy of the exposure. The server was secured two days later, on March 18, a spokesperson told TechCrunch. “We are currently investigating the scope […]
 

How to save the third wave of technology from itself

The next wave of technology is arriving, transforming cities, healthcare and finance. But the regulatory landscape has become difficult to navigate. Regtech will ease these burdens.
 
Yesterday, renowned investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures observed in a blog post that fewer founders in today’s go-go market have been honoring what are called pro rata rights, or the right of an earlier investor in a company to maintain the percentage that he or she (or their venture firm) owns as that […]
 

How to develop a brand identity system (like Intercom)

[Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of articles that we’re writing about branding for startups. It’s part of our latest initiative to find the best brand designers and agencies in the world who work with early-stage companies — nominate a talented brand designer you’ve worked with.]   When designer Ryan Hubbard joined Intercom, […]
 
The company, which is more than doubling its valuation, is expected to do $450 million in ARR in 2019, TechCrunch has confirmed.
 

Facebook’s AI couldn’t spot mass murder

Facebook has given another update on measures it took and what more it’s doing in the wake of the livestreamed video of a gun massacre by a far right terrorist who killed 50 people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Earlier this week the company said the video of the slayings had been viewed […]
 
One of the hottest Y Combinator startups just raised a big seed round to clean up the mess created by Uber, Postmates and the gig economy. Catch sells health insurance, retirement savings plans and tax withholding directly to freelancers, contractors, or anyone uncovered. By building and curating simplified benefits services, Catch can offer a safety […]
 
Meet the startups that raised venture capital, or got acquired, before Demo Day.
 

Tech regulation in Europe will only get tougher

European governments have been bringing the hammer down on tech in recent months, slapping record fines and stiff regulations on the largest imports out of Silicon Valley. Despite pleas from the world’s leading companies and Europe’s eroding trust in government, European citizens’ staunch support for regulation of new technologies points to an operating environment that […]
 
More than two years into the Trump administration, the long vacant post of U.S. Chief Technology Officer will be filled. Bloomberg first reported that today Trump is elevating Michael Kratsios, current deputy U.S. CTO, to the nation’s top tech position. Prior to his experience within the Trump administration, Kratsios served as chief of staff at […]
 

Nintendo’s Labo: VR Kit is not Virtual Boy 2.0

Even the most successful tech company is going to have a stumble from time to time. Nintendo’s 45 years in the video game industry is spotted with a few doozies, but none are more infamous than the Virtual Boy. The 1994 portable console was marketed as an early home entry into virtual reality, but in […]
 
The suit names four former Tesla employees who allegedly made off with proprietary logistics documents and improperly poached other Tesla staff.
 
Besides relying on Korean content, the Hong Kong company is investing in its own programming.
 

NASA hatches plan to solve Mars InSight mole mystery - CNET

The InSight lander's heat probe is stuck, and scientists aren't sure why.
 
A growing Customs and Border Protection program pits convenience and security against privacy.
 
This could foreshadow a Huawei/Sonos One deal.
 
These ranchers' dedication to their African Watusi steer is rather moo-ving.
 
Because shooting with professional cameras is just too basic.
 
Technically it's in the form of bill credits, but hey, it works out in the end.
 
One promotional deal will include a free pair of Galaxy Buds.
 
For every three scooters that don’t share GPS data, 10 will.