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Net neutrality is officially dead today, but the fight to revive it lives on (Update: Not quite) – TechCrunch

Net neutrality’s protracted, multi-phase death scene is finally coming to an end with a whimper as the FCC rules proposed in May, voted on in December and entered in the Federal Register in February finally come into effect today. But as before, don’t expect some big fanfare by broadband providers and a sudden

By | 2018-04-24T00:33:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

RapChat raises $1.6 million to help you make and share your def jams – TechCrunch

The first thing to understand about media sharing app RapChat is that co-founder Seth Miller is not a rapper and his other co-founder, Pat Gibson, is. Together they created RapChat, a service for making and sharing raps, and the conjunction of rapper and nerd seems to be really taking off. Since we last

By | 2018-04-23T18:56:36+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

DoD clarifies winner-take-all cloud contract – TechCrunch

When the Department of Defense announced in March a 10-year winner-take-all cloud contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, it raised a few eyebrows. Last week, they clarified some of the conditions, and it turns out that much like a modern baseball free agent contract, there are a couple of points where

By | 2018-04-23T23:32:15+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

43% of music revenues came from streaming last year – TechCrunch

Streaming services and their subscription revenue has saved the music business, according to a new music industry report, which notes that 2017 was the third consecutive year of revenue growth — again, thanks to digital music consumption. Global recorded music revenues reached $17.4 billion in 2017, up from $16 billion in 2016 — an

By | 2018-04-23T22:30:49+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

Mobile guru Amol Sarva talks about the future of work – TechCrunch

Amol Sarva has done some amazing stuff. The founder of Virgin Mobile, Sarva went on to create the Peek email device created back when cheap, ubiquitous mobile devices were nowhere to be found. Now he runs Knotel, a unique workspace aimed at up and coming startups. In this episode of Technotopia I asked

By | 2018-04-23T21:29:35+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

This is Volkswagen’s ludicrous electric Pikes Peak racer – TechCrunch

Volkswagen is entering the yearly race up Pikes Peak with a lightweight custom racer. Called the I.D. R Pikes Peak, two electric engines are good for 680 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque. The whole package weighs less than 2,500 lbs and VW says the vehicle is good for a 0-60 time of

By | 2018-04-23T20:28:51+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

Formlabs scores another $30 million in funding – TechCrunch

Formlabs announced this morning that it’s raised another $30 million in a Series C lead by Tyche Partners. This latest round puts the Somerville, Massachusetts-based 3D printing company’s total funding north to $85 million. It’s a rare success story in the world of desktop 3D printing, where most of the company’s competitors failed

By | 2018-04-23T19:27:39+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

China’s Didi Chuxing launches its ride-hailing service in Mexico – TechCrunch

China’s ride-sharing leader Didi Chuxing has continued its global march after it officially launched in Mexico, expanding its battle with Uber to a new front. The company raised $4 billion in December to expand overseas and it hasn’t held back on doing so this year. Hot on the heels of moves into Brazil,

By | 2018-04-23T18:26:37+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

Facebook hit with defamation lawsuit over fake ads – TechCrunch

In an interesting twist, Facebook is being sued in the UK for defamation by consumer advice personality, Martin Lewis, who says his face and name have been repeatedly used on fake adverts distributed on the social media giant’s platform. Lewis, who founded the popular MoneySavingExpert.com tips website, says Facebook has failed to stop the

By | 2018-04-23T15:23:40+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments

Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education – TechCrunch

Jennifer Carolan Contributor More posts by this contributor Why VR matters, especially in rural schools In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of

By | 2018-04-23T00:24:51+00:00 April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Android|0 Comments