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You can now disable Samsung’s devoted Bixby button

You can now disable Samsung’s devoted Bixby button

The Galaxy S8’s devoted Bixby button was one of the least popular features on an otherwise well received phone, owing in part to the fact that Samsung’s smart assistant was still half-baked at launch. Unsurprisingly,…

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TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Australia joined by leading Aussie names

As you’ve probably gathered TechCrunch is headed to Australia to find the most disruptive early-stage startups, in partnership with ELEVACAO.…

How to announce a funding round

Tiffany Spencer Contributor Tiffany Spencer runs marketing and communications for Bessemer Venture Partners. Attracting investment is a milestone for any…

Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

Russia targeted election systems in 21 states, successfully hacking some

On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security notified nearly half of the U.S. states that their election systems were targeted…

Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

Walmart partners with smart lock maker August to test in-home delivery of packages and groceries

Walmart announced today it will begin testing a new service that will allow customers with August smart home devices, like…

Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M

Pointy, a startup that lets local retailers easily put stock online with a simple gadget, raises​ ​$6M

Pointy​,​ ​an Irish start​ ​startup​ ​that​ lets ​local​ ​retailers put their stock online so that they can be discovered via…

Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

Announcing the TechCrunch Battlefield of Sub-Saharan Africa agenda

TechCrunch and Facebook are collaborating to bring TechCrunch’s very first Startup Battlefield to Nairobi, on October 11. The pitch-off competition…

August announces new smart locks and a smart doorbell

August announces new smart locks and a smart doorbell

August has updated its smart lock line with a new Pro version with Bluetooth, HomeKit, and Wi-Fi support, as well…

SoftBank Group will buy a 5% stake in ZhongAn, China’s first online-only insurance agency

SoftBank Group will buy a 5% stake in ZhongAn, China’s first online-only insurance agency

SoftBank Group has agreed to be a cornerstone investor in the initial public offering of ZhongAn, China’s first online-only insurance…

‪Instagram now autoplays video sound once turned on until you close the app

‪Instagram now autoplays video sound once turned on until you close the app

Autoplay audio can be annoying or convenient depending on the situation. Luckily Instagram has found a happy medium between defaulting…

Crunch Report | Patreon is raising a Series C at $450M

Crunch Report | Patreon is raising a Series C at $450M

Patreon is raising at a $450 millon valuation, Chrome mutes autoplaying videos and Hulu is spending $2.5 billion for original…

Crunch Report | The Many Faces of SpaceX Explosions

Crunch Report | The Many Faces of SpaceX Explosions

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Google is reportedly releasing a localized mobile payment service in India

Google is reportedly releasing a localized mobile payment service in India

Google is increasing its focus on India with plans to introduce a localized digital payment service as soon as next…

Kik could pave the way for more mainstream tech company ICOs

Kik could pave the way for more mainstream tech company ICOs

The tech industry is about to get its largest clue as to just how mainstream ICOs can become in the…

Singapore’s Red Dot Payment closes $5.2M Series B round

Singapore’s Red Dot Payment closes $5.2M Series B round

Singapore’s Red Dot Payment, a payment gateway startup founded by a team of ex Visa and MasterCard executives, has closed a…

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Before you update to iOS 11 here’s how to check which apps won’t work

Before you update to iOS 11 here’s how to check which apps won’t work

For users of Apple’s iOS the imminent arrival of a major new update to the mobile platform is generally a…

Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon Playhouse

Preschoolers get their own Pokémon game with launch of Pokémon Playhouse

A new app called Pokémon Playhouse from the Pokémon Company, released this week, is bringing Pikachu and friends to preschoolers.…

I have an SNES Classic Edition, and it rules

I have an SNES Classic Edition, and it rules

Just in time for a weekend during which I had already planned to do nothing productive, a small package from…

Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

Snapchat’s new partners attach instant apps and games to ads

Snap wants its ads to open to something interesting rather than a boring mobile website. Today Snap announced 14 new…