Former Facebook manager says the company is failing black people – TechCrunch

Facebook “has a black people problem,” according to Mark Luckie, a now-former manager of partnerships at Facebook. Luckie, whose last day at Facebook was earlier this month, just posted an internal...

Facebook’s Camera AR platform head is coming to TC Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

Augmented reality has the potential to change how we interact with the internet, as these technologies scale you can certainly bet that Facebook is going to be looking to shape...

Inside Facebook Dating, launching today first in Colombia – TechCrunch

Does deeper data produce perfect matches? Facebook is finally ready to find out, starting today with a country-wide test in Colombia of its Dating feature. It’s centered around an...

Facebook plans voter drive, partners with Democratic/Republican Institutes – TechCrunch

Facebook will push users to register to vote through a partnership with TurboVote, has partnered with the International Republican Institute and International Democratic Institute non-profits to monitor foreign election...

AR/VR in Los Angeles – TechCrunch

After Friday, September 21, ticket prices for TC Sessions: AR/VR will jump $100 for the October 18 event hosted at UCLA. Buy your early-bird $99 tickets today before these savings fly...

Hear how Oculus is minimizing VR’s content problem at TC Sessions: AR/VR – TechCrunch

In 2018, VR adoption has plenty of demons to chase as it looks to build a larger, more mainstream audience. In 2017, the chief concern for most in the industry...

Startups are giving writers and filmmakers more ways to make it in Hollywood –...

On May 11 Netflix released the teen dramedy “The Kissing Booth” just as the school year was wrapping up for teens across the country. By June, the company had a smash...

Mobile social network Path, once a challenger to Facebook, is closing down – TechCrunch

It’s that time again, folks, time to say goodbye to a social media service from days past. Following the shuttering of Klout earlier this year, now Path, the one-time rival to...

Three years later, Let’s Encrypt has issued over 380 million HTTPS certificates – TechCrunch

Bon anniversaire, Let’s Encrypt! The free-to-use nonprofit was founded in 2014 in part by the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is backed by Akamai, Google, Facebook, Mozilla and more. Three years ago Friday, it...

AR/VR in LA on October 18 – TechCrunch

TechCrunch is heading to UCLA on October 18 and we’ve assembled some of the AR/VR industry’s most prescient founders, investors and executives to chat about the startups and trends driving...