Dreams players are creating content with Nintendo IP. Nintendo, as usual, is coming in to stop the fun. The company is overusing its power once again. Nintendo’s relentless grip over its own IP strikes again, as the company is now going after ‘Dreams’ content creators. Since the game’s release last month, players have made everything…
The Dow plunged last week to a level not seen since the financial crisis of 2008 as economists predict a deep recession. Businesses are shutting down as people stay in their homes. Fiscal stimulus will probably only blunt the pandemic, not stop it. The Dow Jones ended its worst week since 2008, with a 17.3%…
Billions of dollars have flowed into startup investing this decade, but the era appears to be closing with the coronavirus pandemic. Limited partners are saying no to younger venture firms who are still out raising, while cutting back on weaker existing firms in their portfolios, Connie Loizos reports on TechCrunch this week. Other firms with…
As coronavirus spreads throughout the United States, we’ve seen economic pain for many workers in numerous industries. The gig economy workforce already lacks sick pay and health care. Coronavirus has shone a light on the gig economy, highlighting just how fragile the industry is. Back in November, before the coronavirus was a factor in day…
The vast majority of the sporting world has come to a standstill lately due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes the MLB, NHL and NBA. The UFC staged an event in Brazil over the weekend in an arena devoid of fans, and UFC President White claims he’ll keep the show rolling despite government warnings. White…
Much of the world is waking up to a strange new reality. As the coronavirus strain, COVID-19, swept across the planet, today may go down in history as the day when huge numbers of countries were largely united in a global shut-down to address the pandemic. TechCrunch brings you a wrap of the technology world’s…
Dr. Anthony Fauci finally returned to the coronavirus task force briefing on Friday. The renowned immunologist was visibly horrified as President Trump referred to the State Department as the “deep state” Can Trump fire the rebellious Fauci? Absolutely not if he cares about re-election, or the stock market. Americans breathed a sigh of relief Friday…
Country icon Kenny Rogers has died at the age of 81. “The Gambler” hit-maker passed away of natural causes on Friday. His family are choosing not to give him a significant memorial due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Country music icon Kenny Rogers passed away from natural causes on Friday night at the age of 81.…
CEO purchases can be a useful way to narrow down your field of potential stocks to buy. CEOs who are invested in their own companies are often shareholder friendly. The fact that these three CEOs made big bets on themselves during the coronavirus outbreak means they see a recovery on the horizon. With the market…
WhatsApp, one of the most popular instant messaging platforms on the planet, is testing a feature that could make it simpler for its 2 billion users to tell whether the assertion made in messages they have received is true. In the recent most beta version of its Android app, the Facebook-owned service has given users…
Taylor Swift and Kanye West’s infamous 2016 phone call is now online. The stars feuded over lyrics West used in his song “Famous” but West claimed Swift approved them. Kim Kardashian released a snippet of the call four years ago, but now that the full version has leaked, the tables have turned. Rewind to 2016,…
Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever, with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion in consumer spending in 2019, according to App…
At long last, here’s an actually useful purpose for Twitter’s blue-check verification mark: Twitter last night announced that it is mobilising the badge system to help surface and signal more authoritative and verified voices that can provide “credible updates” on the topic of the coronavirus, and made a general call out for people that are…
Google says coronavirus has become its biggest search topic by a country mile this year, and to continue its efforts to harness that attention in the best possible way, late on Friday the company launched a new information portal dedicated to the pandemic as well as an improved search experience for desktop and mobile. The…
At-home diagnostics startup Scanwell, which produces smartphone-based testing for UTIs, is working on getting at-home testing for the novel coronavirus into the hands of U.S. residents. The technology, which was developed by Chinese diagnostic technology company INNOVITA and has already been approved by China’s equivalent of the FDA and used by “millions” in China, can…
Dow Jones futures were off by as much as 469 points in after-hours trading, threatening to undo all of Thursday’s gains. Stock trading remains highly volatile as investors weigh the ever-growing impact of coronavirus on public health and the economy. Coronavirus could be the pin that pops corporate America’s debt bubble. Futures on the Dow…