There are now about 50 million people with dementia globally, a number the World Health Organization expects to triple by 2050. Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia and caregivers are often overwhelmed, without enough support. Neuroglee, a Singapore...
The Atlas for Cities, the 500 Startups-backed market intelligence platform connecting tech companies with state and local governments, has been acquired by the Growth Catalyst Partners-backed publishing and market intelligence company Government Executive M...
Mike Wall, Space.com Breanna Grigsby for (CNT) City New and Talk https://citynewsandtalk.com SpaceX’s first crewed mission to Mars could be just four years away. Company founder and CEO Elon Musk said on Tuesday (Dec. 1) that he’s “highly confi...
Google is almost running out of AR/VR projects to kill off. The company announced today in an email to Poly users that they will be shutting 3D-object creation and library platform “forever” next year. The service will shut down on June 30, 2021 and users w...
Hulu’s social viewing feature, Watch Party, has now launched to all on-demand subscribers, the company announced today. The co-viewing feature was first introduced during the earlier days of the pandemic in 2020, allowing Hulu users to watch shows together...
Shares of Salesforce traded lower today, despite the company hosting a multi-hour keynote that included a buffet of Marc Benioff. Essentially, since the Salesforce-Slack deal reached the ears of the public, shares of the CRM giant have fallen, while shares...
Apple releases its annual best apps list, a self-driving truck startup raises $350 million and the BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine gets emergency approval in the United Kingdom. This is your Daily Crunch for December 2, 2020. The big story: Apple announces...
Salesforce had shelled out more than $27 billion to buy Slack and bring it into the Salesforce family of products. With Slack, Salesforce now has what CEO Marc Benioff called the interface to everything, something he says that the company has thought about...
Sketchy wants to replace boring textbooks with ‘Pixar-like’ videos The startup raised its first-ever capital in 7-year history in a $32 million Series AStudying for med school is tough. So far, Sketchy has more than 30,000 paid subscribers and is on track t...
On Wednesday, Twitter announced a change that will make properly securing accounts, and using those secured Twitter accounts on mobile devices, significantly more convenient. Going forward, people who have chosen to lock down their Twitter accounts with sec...
Amazon in September announced it was bringing video calling support to its Fire TV platform. Today, the company says two-way video calling is now available with its Fire TV Cube devices (2nd gen.) The new feature will allow customers to pair a third-party w...
Trump’s crusade against a key internet law known as Section 230 tends to pop up in unlikely places. His latest threat to the law, which is widely regarded as the foundation for the modern internet, is unlikelier still. Now, Trump wants to veto the National...
Safe and effective vaccines curbed these terrible diseases and, in the case of smallpox, globally eradicated the deadly pathogen. Yes, there'll be well-promoted attempts to spread misinformation and sow doubt about the new COVID-19 vaccines. This is a great...
Twitter said Wednesday that accounts protected with a hardware security key can now log in from their iPhone or Android device. The social media giant rolled out support for hardware security keys in 2018, allowing users to add a physical security barrier t...
Amount, a new service that helps traditional banks compete in a digital world, has raised $81 million from none other than Goldman Sachs as it looks to help legacy fintech players compete with their more nimble digital counterparts. “Amount enables banks to...
John Cook, GeekWire Breanna Grigsby for (CNT) City New and Talk #seattle-metro https://seattlenewsandtalk.com Orion Hindawi was born in the San Francisco Bay Area, and helped build two successful companies there. But the 40-year-old co-founder and C...
This is Part 1 of the Best Books gift guide. 2020 was a tough year for all of us, but a strong one for books (how often do you get to say that?). So I’m delighted to share nine book recommendations from my fellow TechCrunch writers as well as a few VCs on w...
Discovery is the latest media company to launch a standalone streaming service — and the latest to adopt the simple naming strategy of just adding a plus sign — with discovery+, set to launch in the United States on January 4, 2021. While Discovery doesn’t...
For much of its existence, Salesforce was a cloud service on its own with its own cloud resources available for its customers, but as the company and cloud computing in general has evolved, Salesforce has moved some of its workloads to other clouds like AWS...
Hardware companies seem to be subject to infant mortality their whole lives. I think the reason is that the evolution of the product is so discontinuous. I don’t know if there is an answer to this, but if there were a way for hardware companies to evolve mo...