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Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money – TechCrunch

Snap is being probed over its IPO because some investors are salty about losing money – TechCrunch Here’s something I didn’t expect to read today. The U.S. Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Snap for details on its IPO apparently in connection with a lawsuit from disgruntled shareholders …

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YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go – TechCrunch

YouTube VR finally lands on the Oculus Go – TechCrunch Today, Google’s YouTube VR app arrives on the $199 Oculus Go, bringing the largest library of VR content on the web to Facebook’s entry-level VR device. YouTube brings plenty of content in conventional and more immersive video types. It’s undoubtedly …

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Twitter, those ‘verified’ bitcoin-pushing pillocks are pissing everyone off – TechCrunch

Twitter, those ‘verified’ bitcoin-pushing pillocks are pissing everyone off – TechCrunch Elon Musk’s tweets piss me off for two reasons. When he’s not accusing actual heroes of sex crimes or trolling the federal government, it’s what comes after that drives me batshit. The top reply to most of his tweets …

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In venture capital, it’s still the age of the unicorn – TechCrunch

In venture capital, it’s still the age of the unicorn – TechCrunch Howie Xu is the vice president of artificial intelligence and machine learning at Zscaler. He previously co-founded TrustPath and served as an entrepreneur in residence at Greylock. This month marks the 5-year anniversary of Aileen Lee’s landmark article, …

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Bots Distorted the 2016 Election. Will the Midterms Be a Sequel? – TechCrunch

Bots Distorted the 2016 Election. Will the Midterms Be a Sequel? – TechCrunch Tiffany Olson Kleeman Contributor Tiffany Olson Kleeman is the chief executive officer of Distil Networks. She formerly served in executive roles at Symantec and FireEye and was deputy chief of staff for cybersecurity operations under President George …

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Chat app Line’s games business raises $110M for growth opportunities – TechCrunch

Chat app Line’s games business raises $110M for growth opportunities – TechCrunch Messaging app firm Line has given up majority control of its Line Games business and raised outside financing as it seeks to expand its collection of games titles and look at global expansion options. The Line Games business …

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A digital revolution is reshaping Democratic campaigns – TechCrunch

A digital revolution is reshaping Democratic campaigns – TechCrunch Jordan Birnholtz Contributor Jordan Birnholtz is the cofounder of The Tuesday Company, which makes tools to help progressives organize in a digital world. Two weeks before the 2016 election, Bloomberg’s Joshua Green and Sasha Issenberg published a story about Trump’s brash, …

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Signal rolls out a new privacy feature making it harder to know a sender’s identity – TechCrunch

Signal rolls out a new privacy feature making it harder to know a sender’s identity – TechCrunch Signal, regarded as the gold standard of end-to-end encrypted messaging apps, is rolling out a new feature that will further protect the identities of message senders. “While the service always needs to know where …

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China & other markets trail the US – TechCrunch

China & other markets trail the US – TechCrunch Chinese startups rule the roost when it comes to total reported venture dollars raised so far in 2018. That is, mostly. In one key category at least — software-as-a-service, better known as SaaS — they do not. Ant Financial raised the largest-ever …

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Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, raises $1.25 billion – TechCrunch

Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, raises $1.25 billion – TechCrunch It pays to have the most popular game in the world. Epic Games, the creators of the runaway gaming smash hit Fortnite, have raised $1.25 billion in a new round of financing. via GIPHY It’s been 20 years since …

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