Perdoo, a Berlin-based OKR-focused software startup, has decided to make its basic service free, potentially shaking up its growing, and somewhat crowded, market. “Objectives and Key Results,” a planning and management technique usually shortened to “OKRs,” is a hot space for software startups, with several raising in recent months. WorkBoard and Gtmhub, for example, each…
Activision Blizzard Esports CEO Pete Vlastelica confirms that the company is looking at ways to offer rewards to YouTube viewers Activision announced that Overwatch League and Call of Duty League would be streamed exclusively on YouTube Overwatch League viewers had been given rewards for watching on Twitch Activision Blizzard Esports CEO Pete Vlastelica has teased…
Looking for fellow travelers to join in on its mission to transform the beverage business, the Los Angeles-based startup Bev has taken on fresh capital from a slew of strategic investors.  The company has added Erin and Sara Foster, creative heads of Bumble BFF and Bumble Biz, to their investor and creative talent pool along with…
Tesla recently opened its Shanghai factory to start production in China but the coronavirus outbreak can hamper its plans. Tesla could face difficulty fulfilling its obligations to Chinese government and banks. The spread of coronavirus in China has major implications for Tesla. Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock has been on a parabolic rise, appreciating close to 200%…
Africa’s logistics startup space has gained another multi-million dollar round with global backing. Kenyan company Sendy — with an on-demand platform that connects clients to drivers and vehicles for goods delivery — has raised a $20 million Series B led by Atlantica Ventures. Toyota Tsusho Corporation, a trade and investment arm of Japanese automotive company…
Apple’s fiscal first-quarter earnings came out much stronger than expected. The company saw revenue and earnings jump in the three months ending Dec. 28. The full impact of the Wuhan Coronavirus will be felt in the second quarter of fiscal 2020 which starts after Dec. 28. Management is still guiding for revenue growth in Q2…
Massive crowds turned out to see President Donald Trump speak at his Wildwood, N.J. rally. In 2016, much of the media didn’t notice or ignored the incredible turnout at Trump rallies as an election indicator. Donald Trump lost New Jersey to Hillary Clinton by 13 points in 2016. Is the Garden State in play in…
Don Lemon laughed uncontrollably as two CNN guests mocked Trump supporters. The clip went viral on Twitter. Ivanka Trump ripped the elitist panel as “disgusting.” But even former CNN contributors are attacking Lemon for “blatant bigotry.” The CNN panel is reminiscent of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 “deplorables” comment. But those “deplorable” Americans turned out in droves…
Apple’s much-awaited online store in India will be operational starting Q3 this year, a little longer than previously expected, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The iPhone-maker said in August last year that it was “eager to serve [customers of India] online and in-store with the same experience and care that Apple customers…
Match Group, home to Tinder, Match, OKCupid, PoF, and a host of other online dating apps, announced today that CEO Mandy Ginsberg would be stepping down from her position after 14 years with the company. She’s served in the CEO role since her appointment in 2017. Related to this, Ginsberg will also resign from Match’s…
Research presented at the ACM FAT 2020 conference in Barcelona today supports the notion that YouTube’s platform is playing a role in radicalizing users via exposure to far-right ideologies. The study, carried out by researchers at Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne and the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Brazil, found evidence that users…
The team behind Product Hunt is launching a new social network called YourStack, a platform aiming to connect people that are passionate about products and help them discover what things their friends love. “It’s super simple, you just search through and create a stack of products you love,” Product Hunt founder Ryan Hoover tells TechCrunch.…
Today after the bell, Apple reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2020. The company’s revenue totaled $91.8 billion, far ahead of expectations of $88.43 billion. At the same time, the company’s per-share profit of $4.99 per share was greater the market-anticipated figure of $4.54 per share. In immediate trading following the…
Facebook’s internal “Supreme Court” can’t set precedents, can’t make decisions about Facebook Dating or Marketplace, and can’t oversee WhatsApp, Oculus, or any messaging feature, according to the bylaws Facebook proposed today for its Oversight Board. It’s designed to provide an independent appeals process for content moderation rulings. But it will only be able to challenge…
A little-known payments processor, which bills itself as a Christian-friendly company that does “not process credit card transactions for morally objectionable businesses,” left online a database containing years’ worth of customer payment transactions. The database contained 6.7 million records since 2013, and was updating by the day. But the database was not protected with a…
TechCrunch’s fourth Robotics and AI show is coming up on March 3 at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. If past experience is any guide, the show is sure to draw a big crowd (cheap student rates here!), but there’s still time to grab a pass. If you’re wondering why you want to take a day out…