'The risk in a crisis like this is that you have everyone running to the crisis' This week, Verizon Communications CEO Hans Vestberg joined us for an episode of Extra Crunch Live. Vestberg is leading the company through the midst of one its biggest rollouts to date with the push into 5G connectivity. In our…
The Dow Jones rallied for a second straight day on Wednesday. Stock market bulls dragged prices higher despite boiling tensions between the U.S. and China. Hong Kong is no longer deemed independent from Beijing, which could have wide-reaching implications for the Dow. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) brushed off some early-morning volatility to secure…
Rivian is hiring an insurance agency data manager, a job posting that suggests the all-electric automaker is planning to offer its own insurance to customers. The job was first posted by RivianForums, which also reached out to TechCrunch with the tip. Roadshow/CNET also reported about this new position. Rivian wouldn’t provide more details about its…
More posts by this contributor Editor’s note: Andreessen Horowitz’s Crypto Startup School brought together 45 participants from around the U.S. and overseas in a seven-week course to learn how to build crypto companies. Andreessen Horowitz is partnering with TechCrunch to release the online version of the course over the next few weeks.  Week three of…
Inside the first American spacecraft to take humans to orbit since the Space Shuttle launching today are, well, humans. And those humans are wearing brand new spacesuits that are also making a historic debut. Ahead of today’s launch (which you can watch here), NASA and SpaceX gave a fresh look at the new suits, which…
SpaceX is sending Americans to space from American soil for the first time since 2011. It’s also the first commercial human space flight in a privately owned craft. Donald Trump talks a big game about space, but Elon Musk and his people are the real driving force behind space exploration. At 4:33 pm ET today,…
Can a pair of socks help those with diabetes avoid foot amputations? That’s one of the ideas behind Siren, a company that’s building smart, washable fabric wearables – the first of which is a pair of socks meant to help those with diabetes monitor their foot health and detect dangerous injuries early. They’ve just a…
Kathy Griffin tweeted that Donald Trump should “inject air.” Naturally, this comment sparked outrage on social media. But where is everyone’s outrage against the real bully in all this, Donald Trump? Kathy Griffin is back in the news. This time, the comedian is making headlines because she tweeted that Donald Trump should “inject air.” That…
The Dow has jumped 35% since March 23, fueled by investors’ optimism. Pay cuts are a big threat to the stock market rally. With less money in their pockets, Americans will spend less, further delaying the recovery. The U.S stock market has rallied since March 23, after plunging more than 30% from February highs. The…
There could be a Gargantuan PS5 Match Coming

There could be a Gargantuan PS5 Match Coming

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Sony reportedly plans to host a PS5 digital event on June 3. Anyone expecting a proper console reveal should prepare to be disappointed. There’s cause for optimism, though. The showcase should feature a hefty roster of first-party games. After weeks of rumors and speculation, Bloomberg News reports that Sony is primed to host its highly-anticipated…
RudderStack, a startup that offers an open-source alternative to customer data management platforms like Segment, today announced that it has raised a $5 million seed round led by S28 Captial. Salil Deshpande of Uncorrelated Ventures and Mesosphere/D2iQ co-founder Florian Leibert (through 468 Capital) also participated in this round. In addition, the company also today announced…
Jay Leno gushed about his Tesla Cybertruck test drive. With a base price below $40,000, you don’t need to be Jay Leno to afford the new electric truck. Could this be what Elon Musk needs to reach the “real world”? Elon Musk is a cult hero, at least among a very particular demographic. There is…
After gaining as much as 1.5%, the S&P 500 Index turned negative Wednesday morning. The technology-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index plunged 2.1%. FAANG stocks are down across the board. U.S. stocks turned negative Wednesday morning, weighed down by plunging technology shares and negative virus headlines. S&P 500, Nasdaq Decline; Dow Holds Gains The large-cap S&P 500…
When it launched in April, Quibi carried the express mission statement of offering short form videos designed to watch on-the-fly. The service’s narrow focus rubbed a lot of potential subscribers the wrong way, with many requesting a more traditional method for watching the service’s series. Ultimately, Quibi’s launch was a disappointing one, with founder Jeffrey…
Crucible, Amazon’s first big-budget video game, launched on May 21. The free-to-play hero shooter benefits from Amazon’s deep pockets, a crack team of veteran developers, and received respectable reviews at launch. Less than a week on from release, the player count and Twitch viewership figures have plummeted precipitously. A day shy of a week on…
A crucial housing market statistic has surged 54% in six weeks after bottoming out in early April. Mortgage applications for home purchases, a proxy for homebuyer demand, have achieved a V-shaped recovery. Economists say the strength in the housing market could help support the broader economy. The U.S. economy may not be able to mount…