The nation-state of the internet – TechCrunch

The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what with the rise of digital...

Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBank’s Vision Fund – TechCrunch

Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, so the Japanese investment giant has brought on a first venture partner (and first female) for its $100 billion Vision Fund. Kirthiga...

FB QVC? Facebook tries Live video shopping – TechCrunch

Want to run your own home shopping network? Facebook is now testing a Live video feature for merchants that lets them demo and describe their items for viewers. Customers...

Japan’s Sansan raises $26.5M to help Southeast Asia get more from business cards –...

The humble business card is a target for disruption in Southeast Asia after Japanese contacts management startup Sansan raised JPY 3 billion ($26.5 million) to expand its business into the...

Where Facebook AI research moves next – TechCrunch

Five years is an awful lot of time in the tech industry. Darling startups find ways to crash and burn. Trends that seem unstoppable sputter-out. In the field of artificial...

Facebook announces dates for 2019 F8 conference – TechCrunch

Facebook was in the news a bit more than they would have preferred in 2018, but the company’s leadership will be taking to the stage to talk about its...

Bright spots in the VR market – TechCrunch

Virtual Reality is in a public relations slump. Two years ago the public’s expectations for virtual reality’s potential was at its peak. Many believed (and still continue to believe) that...

Facebook adds free TV shows Buffy, Angel, Firefly to redefine Watch – TechCrunch

Facebook hasn’t had a hit show yet for its long-form video hub Watch, so it’s got a new plan: digging up some deceased cult favorites from television. First up,...

Facebook quietly hired Republican strategy firm Targeted Victory – TechCrunch

Facebook is still reeling from the revelation that it hired an opposition research firm with close ties to the Republican party, but its relationship with Definers Public Affairs isn’t the...

Facebook staff discussed selling API access to apps in 2012-2014 – TechCrunch

Following a flopped IPO in 2012, Facebook desperately brainstormed new ways to earn money. An employee of unknown rank sent an internal email suggesting Facebook charge developers $250,000 per...