Friday, June 23, 2017

Amazon’s Echo Show stands on the shoulders of these failed internet appliances

Long before the Echo Show, the rabbit was reimagined as an internet appliance. Here's a steaming hot take for you: With the Echo Show, Amazon is playing Apple's game by taking...

Here’s how to remove Facebook from your life and never miss a beat

It's easy. So you've decided to dump Facebook. But you're worried. Worried about missing out, struggling to stay connected, or getting left behind by the almost 2 billion users on Facebook...

Jeff Kaplan’s three favorite moments (and single worst moment) from the first year of...

Image: blizzard entertainment It was May 24, 2016. It was a "normal" release day for Blizzard Entertainment in one sense: nobody realized at the time that Overwatch was about to become...

CrowdStrike, the firm investigating Russian hacks, raised $100M, now valued around $1B

The business of hacking has dealt a huge blow to our democracy, not to mention a plethora of organizations and individuals, and our collective sense of sanity. One silver lining, however,...

In 1963, Mattel fielded a teen-pregnancy Barbie toy

Midge is a semi-disavowed character in the Barbieverse, created in 1963 to counter claims that Barbie was oversexualized; weirdly, Mattel then made the decision to release a version of the doll,...

Completed wants to take on LinkedIn with a Yelp-style rating model

If Black Mirror is anything to go by, rating everyone around you isn’t always a great idea, but Completed wants to make it easier to rate and rank the business professionals...

Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 agenda

Disrupt NY is right around the corner, and we are delighted to reveal the agenda for the conference, which returns to Manhattan this year. Tech luminaries, TechCrunch’s famed Startup Battlefield Competition,...

‘Take that for data!’ Coach’s rant after NBA Playoffs loss is an instant internet...

Can we make David Fizdale coach of the year, please? His Memphis Grizzlies lost the game, but coach David Fizdale definitely won the internet. So, uh, take that for data! Fizdale's...

Microsoft acquires Intentional Software and brings old friend back into fold

Microsoft announced today that it was acquiring Bellevue-based Intentional Software for an undisclosed amount of money. With the purchase, Charles Simonyi, Intentional founder, Chairman, and CTO, who helped develop some of...

Elk is a zero clutter currency converter app

There’s no shortage of currency converter apps for travelers to load onto their iPhones, but there’s also no shortage of badly designed currency converter apps — so the simplicity and speed...

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Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins: What’s Next After WWE Hell in...

Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens took their rivalry to another level on Sunday night inside Hell in a Cell in what was arguably the...

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