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Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus – TechCrunch

Facebook is reportedly testing solar-powered internet drones again — this time with Airbus – TechCrunch Facebook last year grounded its ambitious plan to develop a solar-powered drone to beam internet across the world, but the company isn’t done with the concept, it seems. The social media giant is working with …

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Robotics + AI April 18 at UC Berkeley – TechCrunch

Robotics + AI April 18 at UC Berkeley – TechCrunch We’re very excited to announce our first guests for this year’s TC Sessions: Robotics. TechCrunch is returning to the U.C. Berkeley campus again this April for another full-day session delving into all aspects of robotics. As we mark our third …

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A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts – TechCrunch

A popular WordPress plugin leaked access tokens capable of hijacking Twitter accounts – TechCrunch A popular WordPress plugin, installed on thousands of websites to help users share content on social media sites, left linked Twitter accounts exposed to compromise. The plugin, Social Network Tabs, was storing so-called account access tokens …

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Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it – TechCrunch

Consolidation is coming to gaming, and Jam City raises $145 million to capitalize on it – TechCrunch A slew of banks are coming together to back a new roll-up strategy for the Los Angeles-based mobile gaming studio, Jam City and giving the company $145 million in new funding to carry that …

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DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps – TechCrunch

DuckDuckGo debuts map search results using Apple Maps – TechCrunch DuckDuckGo has a new, unlikely partner in search: Apple. The privacy-focused search engine that promises to never track its users said Tuesday it’s now using data provided by Apple Maps to power its map-based search results. Although DuckDuckGo had provided limited …

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A photo of an egg has toppled reality star Kylie Jenner as Instagram’s most-liked post – TechCrunch

A photo of an egg has toppled reality star Kylie Jenner as Instagram’s most-liked post – TechCrunch Instagram has found something it likes more than a Kardashian-Jenner family baby, and it’s an egg. This weekend, a photo of a plain egg became the most-liked photo on Instagram, the social app …

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How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would …

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VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads – TechCrunch

VLC prepares to add AirPlay support as it crosses 3 billion downloads – TechCrunch VLC, the hugely popular media playing service, is filing one of its gaps with the addition of AirPlay support as its just crossed an incredible three billion users. The new feature was revealed by Jean-Baptiste Kempf, one of …

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Put Alexa and a JBL speaker in your ceiling with this clever LED downlight – TechCrunch

Put Alexa and a JBL speaker in your ceiling with this clever LED downlight – TechCrunch This light makes the smarthome even more accessible. Installed as any other ceiling downlight,the June AI downlight features Amazon Alexa through an integrated JBL speakers. There’s a light in there too. The idea is …

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Alibaba acquires German big data startup Data Artisans for $103M – TechCrunch

Alibaba acquires German big data startup Data Artisans for $103M – TechCrunch Alibaba has paid €90 million ($103 million) to acquire Data Artisans, a Berlin-based startup that provides distributed systems and large-scale data streaming services for enterprises. The deal was first announced by European media, including EU-Startups, before being confirmed …

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