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Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices – TechCrunch

Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices – TechCrunch Last September two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information …

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Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China – TechCrunch

Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China – TechCrunch Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community by claiming he successfully created the world’s first gene-edited babies, an illegal decision in pursuit of “personal fame and gain.” Investigators have completed preliminary steps …

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Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors – TechCrunch

Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors – TechCrunch The digital revolution in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, continues to attract big money from investors. Hot on the heels of a $50 million round for Bukalapak, a billion-dollar company helping street stall traders to tap the internet, so …

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Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports – TechCrunch

Canada’s Telus says partner Huawei is ‘reliable’: reports – TechCrunch The US-China tension over Huawei is leaving telecommunications companies around the world at a crossroad, but one spoke out last week. Telus, one of Canada’s largest phone companies showed support for its Chinese partner despite a global backlash against Huawei …

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Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team – TechCrunch

Veteran Googler heads to Lyft to lead 1,000-plus person engineering team – TechCrunch Eisar Lipkovitz, a veteran Google executive who most recently led the video and display advertising team there, is leaving the company to head up engineering efforts at Lyft . As executive vice president of engineering, Lipkovitz will …

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Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches TechCypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals – TechCrunch

Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches TechCypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals – TechCrunch With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha. Launched by the music and cultural impresario with …

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Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags – TechCrunch

Tesla to recall 14,000 Model S cars in China over faulty Takata airbags – TechCrunch China’s top market regulator said on Friday that Tesla will recall a total of 14,123 imported Model S vehicles in the country over potentially deadly airbags. The recall is part of an industry-wide crackdown on …

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VC funding of cybersecurity companies hits record $5.3B in 2018 – TechCrunch

VC funding of cybersecurity companies hits record $5.3B in 2018 – TechCrunch 2018 wasn’t all bad. It turned out to be a record year for venture capital firms investing in cybersecurity companies. According to new data out by Strategic Cyber Ventures, a cybersecurity-focused investment firm with a portfolio of four cybersecurity …

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