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Swiping right on virtual relationships – TechCrunch

Swiping right on virtual relationships – TechCrunch There’s an episode in the latest season of the Hulu original series Casual, where the main character, Alex, tries his hand at dating in virtual reality. He quickly meets a woman and develops a big, adrenaline-inducing crush only to realize she’s a scammer …

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Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch

Inside the pay-for-post ICO industry – TechCrunch In a world where nothing can be trusted and fake news abounds, ICO and crypto teams are further muddying the waters by trying – and often failing – to pay for posts. While bribes for blogs is nothing new, sadly the current crop …

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AR/VR in LA on October 18 – TechCrunch

AR/VR in LA on October 18 – TechCrunch TechCrunch is heading to UCLA on October 18 and we’ve assembled some of the AR/VR industry’s most prescient founders, investors and executives to chat about the startups and trends driving virtual and augmented reality in 2018. The world’s top tech companies have …

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Gawker is relaunching in early 2019 – TechCrunch

Gawker is relaunching in early 2019 – TechCrunch After a two-year hiatus, Gawker is coming back. Peter Thiel, be damned. Bustle-owner Bryan Goldberg, who paid $1.35 million for rights to the defunct gossip site in a bankruptcy auction in July, wrote in a memo to Bustle staff Tuesday that Gawker …

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What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote – TechCrunch

What you need to know ahead of the EU copyright vote – TechCrunch European Union lawmakers are facing a major vote on digital copyright reform proposals on Wednesday — a process that has set the Internet’s hair fully on fire. Here’s a run down of the issues and what’s at …

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Google will struggle if it re-enters China, says its former country head – TechCrunch

Google will struggle if it re-enters China, says its former country head – TechCrunch The odds are stacked against Google if the reports are true and the company is trying to bring its services back to China, according to the former head of Google China. News reports last month uncovered …

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Sorry for election meddling, but US intelligence could help us more – TechCrunch

Sorry for election meddling, but US intelligence could help us more – TechCrunch Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has admitted that the social networking giant could have done more to prevent foreign interference on its platforms, but said that the government also needs to step up its intelligence sharing …

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UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch

UK media giants call for independent oversight of Facebook, YouTube, Twitter – TechCrunch The UK’s leading broadcasters and ISPs have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of social media content. The group of media and broadband operators in the tightly regulated industries spans both the state-funded and …

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Civil, the blockchain journalism startup, has partnered with one of the oldest names in media – TechCrunch

Civil, the blockchain journalism startup, has partnered with one of the oldest names in media – TechCrunch Civil, the two-year-old crypto startup that wants to save the journalism industry by leveraging the blockchain and cryptoeconomics, has partnered with the 172-year-old Associated Press to help the wire service stop bad actors …

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