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On the heels of Lyft's acquisition of bike-share company Motivate, the company is gearing up to fully integrate bicycle and scooter sharing into the app. There's no word on exactly when this will happen, but it's likely this will happen soon. Lyft is also investing $1 million to advance transportation [...]
It's not just you. Amazon Prime Day started 10 minutes ago, and so far, it's not going well for Amazon. The landing page for Prime Day does not work. When most links are clicked, readers are sent to an error page or to a landing page that sends readers [...]
I like the Nuraphones a lot. In fact, I named the sound-adapting headphones one of my favorite things of 2017. Clearly I'm not alone in that enthusiasm, eithe — the Melbourne-based startup scored $4.7 million to expand its market early last year. Nura announced this week that it's making its [...]
CRISPR-Cas9, the gene-editing tool that is currently the darling of biotech and many other fields, may not be quite as miraculous as early tests suggested. A new study finds that what scientists thought of as a scalpel may be more like a felling axe, causing damage hundreds of times what [...]
Mobility is undergoing a radical transformation and the topic will be thoroughly examined at Disrupt SF this September. We're excited to have BMW's Dieter May speak on the main stage about how the German car company is addressing the connected car while still building, what they say is, the ultimate [...]
Apple's App Store continues to outpace Google Play on revenue. In the first half of the year, the App Store generated nearly double the revenue of Google Play on half the downloads, according to a new report from Sensor Tower out today. In terms of dollars and cents, that's $22.6 [...]
Uber's head of policy for autonomous vehicles and urban aviation, Justin Erlich, has left the company to join self-driving car startup Voyage, TechCrunch has learned. Erlich's departure comes a couple of months after Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden, who oversaw Uber Elevate, left the company. At Voyage, Erlich [...]
The FCC has been under serious scrutiny by citizens, advocates, and politicians alike due to its laissez-faire attitude towards, in particular, the proposed Sinclair Broadcasting merger with Tribune. But the agency is showing some backbone today with a no-nonsense declaration that the merger can't go through unless a few “serious [...]
Back in August of 2016, Pinterest acquired Instapaper, the read-it-later bookmarking service originally built by Marco Arment. Just shy of two years later, Instapaper is going back to being independent. In a blog post published this afternoon, the team clarifies that a new company called “Instant Paper, Inc.” has been formed to [...]
In honor of World Emoji Day (yes, that's a thing), Apple is previewing some of its upcoming emoji. Later this year, Apple's emoji set will feature people with a variety of hairstyles and colors, including curly hair, red hair and white hair. What you're about to see are simply [...]

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It's not just you. Amazon Prime Day started 15 minutes ago, and so far, it's not going well for Amazon. From a report: The landing page for Prime Day does not work. When most links are clicked, readers are sent to an error page or to a landing page that [...]
Thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable in densely populated coastal regions of the United States may soon be inundated by rising seas, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Oregon. From a report: The study, presented Monday at a [...]
Skype's redesign launched last year was met with mixed reviews, but the company is forging ahead by rolling out a number of its new features to other platforms, including the desktop. From a report: Microsoft today is launching Skype version 8.0 that will replace version 7.0 (aka Skype classic), the [...]
Speaking on the sidelines of the Surface Go launch, Microsoft's Panos Panay, who heads the Surface division, once again very much reiterated that the company has moved past its smartphone ambitions. From a report: In an interview with Wired, Microsoft's Surface head Panos Panay confirmed that the company is working [...]
Popular bookmarking and read-it-later app, Instapaper made the following announcement in a blog post: Today, we're announcing that Pinterest has entered into an agreement to transfer ownership of Instapaper to Instant Paper, Inc., a new company owned and operated by the same people who've been working on Instapaper since it [...]
Almost a year after two hurricanes ravaged the US territory, repair crews are working to energize the more than 950 homes and businesses that remain without power in hard-to-reach areas. Puerto Ricans remain fearful that their newly returned normality could be short lived. An anonymous reader shares a report: Lights [...]
An anonymous reader shares a report: A prestigious college in Beijing that reportedly tried to bar a student because his father was on a government blacklist is causing huge controversy in China. According to state media reports, a high school student with the surname Rao in the eastern city of [...]
Airbnb is facing fresh regulatory pressure in Europe. But this time it's not about the short-term home rental platform's core business model -- it's about its terms and conditions, and the way the company presents pricing to consumers. From a report: On Monday, the European Commission and a number of [...]
Shoppers taking part in internet giant Amazon's Prime Day are being told that the deals on offer may not be the cheapest available. From a report: Amazon said it has never claimed that Prime Day is necessarily the cheapest time to shop on its site. It comes after consumer group [...]
devoid42 writes: In a Tampa courtroom, Judge Gregory Holder held William Montanez in contempt of court for failure to unlock a mobile device. What led to this was a frightening slippery slope that threatens our Fourth Amendment rights to the core. Montanez was stopped for failing to yield properly. After [...]

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Amazon's annual sale Prime Day is now in full swing. But this year, television deals seem a bit sparse, with only a handful of discounts worth considering at the moment. It should be noted that Amazon is also staggering some of the deals out, so at different hours of the [...]
Fresh off its purchase of the largest bike-share operator in the US, Lyft says it's adding incentives and discounts to encourage more people to use bikes and scooters, especially to and from mass transit hubs. The goal is to get more people to abandon their personal cars in favor of [...]
The new, third-generation MacBook Pro keyboards are definitely quieter, but they won't be used to swap out the faulty ones from older MacBooks, reports MacRumors. In a statement, Apple says the third-gen components are “exclusive” to 2018 MacBook Pros, so if you plan to take your laptop in for a [...]
Warning: the following post contains spoilers for the end of Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. When Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp hit theaters on July 6th, one big question needed to be answered: how would it tie into Avengers: Infinity War? That movie ended with Thanos (Josh Brolin) [...]
Amazon's Prime Day is upon us, and the company just posted its Nintendo Switch deal. For $299.99, you will receive the console, a SanDisk 64GB microSD card, and a $20 Nintendo eShop gift card. That's a good deal. The microSD typically costs $20, so you're receiving a $40 bonus for [...]
emA rendering of Virgin orbit's Cosmic Girl carrying LauncherOne./em
Small launcher company Virgin Orbit is taking some of its rocket launches to the UK. The company, a spinoff of space tourism venture Virgin Galactic, announced today that it is aiming to conduct missions of its new rocket, LauncherOne, from the Cornwall Airport Newquay on the southern tip of England [...]
Amazon's website is suffering an outage on Prime Day, the e-commerce giant's made up sales holiday designed to maximize orders and single-day revenue. According to DownDetector.com, Amazon has been experiencing issues as of around 3:05PM ET today, with a large spike in reports in the last 10 minutes. Prime Day [...]
San Diego Comic-Con is coming up this week: fans from across the world will be coming in to revel in the costumes, comics, television shows, and films that will be showcased at the convention. But while the event has long been a venue for some of the biggest names in [...]
FCC chairman Ajit Pai said today that he has “serious concerns” about Sinclair's proposed merger with Tribune Media Company, which would create a uniquely enormous local TV broadcaster reaching nearly three-quarters of all US homes with TVs in them. Pai has proposed that the FCC refer select issues to an [...]
Just in time for Amazon Prime Day 2018, Anker has launched a handful of deals across its gadget and accessory portfolio. Whether it's a smart light bulb replacement you're after, a wireless charger, or even a dash cam, you'll be able to get the items below at a discount with [...]

 

BBC TECH NEWS 

Debate is raging over whether smart speakers are suitable for children. [...]
The ride hailing firm is being investigated over a complaint about gender inequality, the BBC understands. [...]
The company behind a Kodak-branded crypto-currency scheme confirms the plan has collapsed. [...]
Shoppers are warned to check prices and be wary of high-pressure sales techniques. [...]
The entrepreneur called the diver a "pedo" after he ridiculed his effort to help missing Thai boys. [...]
The Travel Show's Lucy Hedges looks at the latest in smart luggage. [...]
A typo in the code of a poorly reviewed game from 2013 is being blamed for one of its biggest problems. [...]
Prime Minister promises extra investment for industry weeks after Airbus threatened to leave UK. [...]
Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowski had never met before they teamed up to launch cloud storage giant Dropbox. [...]
The UK Space Agency backs Scotland's north coast as the place to launch satellites to orbit. [...]

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