Tech

  • by Kirsten Korosec
    Tesla is removing ultrasonic sensors from Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the next step in CEO Elon Musk’s plan to only use cameras and software to support its advanced driver assistance system and other active safety features. Starting this month, all Model 3 and Model Y vehicles built for North America, Europe, the Middle […] Tesla is now building Model 3 and Model Y vehicles without ultrasonic sensors by Kirsten Korosec originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Rebecca Szkutak
    Despite many VCs saying they were going to focus on startups with good underlying business fundamentals, they still favor growth. Yeah, no, most VCs still don’t really care about your path to profitability by Rebecca Szkutak originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Devin Coldewey
    The TechCrunch newsroom fears only one thing: the coming of April 1. Because, I’m just going to say it, the tech industry isn’t very funny. But Google Japan’s ongoing series of ridiculous keyboards, where they completely commit to the joke, suggests we may have found the first known exception. The latest is the “Gboard Bar […] Google Japan’s outlandish keyboards might be the best running joke in tech by Devin Coldewey originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Annie Saunders
    Skeema, a startup out of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, takes a research-backed approach to tab management. This startup out of Carnegie Mellon wrangled my tabs once and for all by Annie Saunders originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Natasha Mascarenhas
    Duolingo has acquired its first startup, an animation studio that has created art for the language learning app and for Amazon, Dropbox, Spotify and Google. The startup, Gunner, is a Detroit-based business moving from just being a partner with Duolingo to a full-fledged part of the growing language learning business. Duolingo declined to reveal the […] Duolingo makes its first official acquisition, with more to come by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Aisha Malik
    Substack is officially launching its Android app following beta tests, the company announced on Tuesday. The rollout of the Android app comes six months after Substack introduced its iOS app. The Substack Reader app brings all of your Substack subscriptions into one place where you can read content from writers you follow. The app is […] Substack officially launches its ‘Reader’ Android app by Aisha Malik originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Harri Weber
    It sure looks like Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter takeover is actually happening. On Tuesday, representatives of the billionaire notified Twitter through a letter that he intends to move forward with the tumultuous deal, confirming earlier reports that things were back on track. “We write to notify you that the Musk Parties intend to proceed […] It’s official, Elon Musk is buying Twitter by Harri Weber originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Amanda Silberling
    Meta is shutting down Bulletin, the off-platform newsletter product it launched last summer. Available to writers on an invite-only basis, Bulletin allowed readers to subscribe to newsletters from contributors like Malcolm Gladwell, Tan France and Malala Yousafzai. While some content was available for free, Bulletin allowed writers to sell subscriptions to their newsletters, similar to […] Meta shuts down Bulletin newsletters, moves resources to its discovery algorithm by Amanda Silberling originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Lauren Forristal
    It is typical for consumers to purchase more food items than they need and then throw them away because they either forgot about them or the food expired. It is estimated that 1.3 billion tons of food items are wasted yearly, an approximate $1 trillion loss. Recelery, a pantry tracker app and online marketplace, aims […] ‘Grocery sharing’ app Recelery lets users resell food items to help minimize waste by Lauren Forristal originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Jacquelyn Melinek
    Crypto "losses” from hacks and fraud continued to decline in the third quarter, Immunefi’s Crypto Losses Q3 report shows. Crypto losses total $428M in Q3, down 36% from previous quarter by Jacquelyn Melinek originally published on TechCrunch