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White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official” – TechCrunch

White House says a draft executive order reviewing social media companies is not “official” – TechCrunch A draft executive order circulating around the White House “is not the result of an official White House policymaking process,” according to deputy White House press secretary, Lindsay Walters. According to a report in The …

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On-demand trucking app Convoy raises $185M at $1B valuation – TechCrunch

On-demand trucking app Convoy raises $185M at $1B valuation – TechCrunch CapitalG, the growth equity arm of Alphabet, has led the $185 million round in Convoy, its first investment in the Seattle-based tech-enabled trucking network. The round brings Convoy’s total raised to $265 million and values the company at $1 …

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Facebook’s Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch Augmented reality has the potential to change how we interact with the internet, as these technologies scale you can certainly bet that Facebook is going to be looking to shape what’s possible. At our one-day TC Sessions: …

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HQ Trivia teases upcoming Wheel of Fortune-style mobile game – TechCrunch

HQ Trivia teases upcoming Wheel of Fortune-style mobile game – TechCrunch HQ Trivia is gearing up to debut a follow-up to its wildly popular live mobile game show. Called HQ Words, the company announced this morning they’ll release the Wheel of Fortune-style game in October. HQ Trivia, which airs twice per …

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Spire Health Tags are now on Apple’s shelves – TechCrunch

Spire Health Tags are now on Apple’s shelves – TechCrunch Spire’s Health Tags, the dark and tiny devices you stick on your clothes to gather all sorts of health data from your steps, heartbeat and stress levels is now available at your local Apple Store. The company started out with a …

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Google’s parental control software Family Link expands to teens – TechCrunch

Google’s parental control software Family Link expands to teens – TechCrunch Google’s parental control software for mobile devices, Family Link, will now help parents of teenagers, too. The company announced this morning the addition of new features aimed at parents of children over the age of 13. Perhaps the most …

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Apple’s iBooks revamp, Apple Books, is here – TechCrunch

Apple’s iBooks revamp, Apple Books, is here – TechCrunch Apple’s new and improved iBooks app, now called Apple Books, has popped up on iPhones across the world today with the release of iOS 12, the software update available to download as of this morning. The new app has five tabs: Reading …

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Mobile social network Path, once a challenger to Facebook, is closing down – TechCrunch

Mobile social network Path, once a challenger to Facebook, is closing down – TechCrunch It’s that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past. Following the shuttering of Klout earlier this year, now Path, the one-time rival to Facebook, is closing its doors, …

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A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone – TechCrunch

A new CSS-based web attack will crash and restart your iPhone – TechCrunch A security researcher has found a new way to crash and restart any iPhone — with just a few lines of code. Sabri Haddouche tweeted a proof-of-concept webpage with just 15 lines of code which, if visited, …

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Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Google among tech giants called to Senate Commerce Committee – TechCrunch

Apple, AT&T, Amazon, Google among tech giants called to Senate Commerce Committee – TechCrunch If you weren’t done watching tech giants get grilled by lawmakers, mark your calendar for September 26 in what’s expected to be another riveting round of questioning. Policy chiefs from AT&T and Charter, along with senior …

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