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Apple TV+ scores Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Meryl Streep, announces release dates for new shows – TechCrunch

Apple TV+ scores Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Meryl Streep, announces release dates for new shows – TechCrunch

Apple has scored more big names for its newly launched streaming service, Apple TV+, including “Veep” and “Seinfeld” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as well as Meryl Streep, the latter who’s attached to an animated short film about Earth Day, set to premiere on April 17. In addition, Apple has now announced several new series for Apple […]

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 – TechCrunch

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019 – TechCrunch

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs more watchdogs than ever as its size enlargens the impact of safety failures and the abuse of power. Whether through malice, […]

As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own – TechCrunch

As Alphabet crests the $1T mark, SaaS stocks reach all-time highs of their own – TechCrunch

Continuing our irregular surveys of the public markets, two things happened this week that are worth our time. First, a third domestic technology company — Alphabet — passed the $1 trillion market capitalization threshold. And, second, software as a service (SaaS) stocks reached record highs on the public markets after retreating over last summer. The […]

Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms – TechCrunch

Microsoft announces global Teams ad push as it combats Slack for the heart of enterprise comms – TechCrunch

The long-running contest between Microsoft and its Teams service and Slack’s eponymous application continued this morning, with Redmond announcing what it describes as its first “global” advertising push for its enterprise communication service. Slack, a recent technology IPO, exploded in the back half of last decade, accreting huge revenues while burrowing into the tech stacks […]

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business – TechCrunch

Foxconn and Fiat Chrysler partner to develop EVs and an ‘internet of vehicles’ business – TechCrunch

Foxconn Technology Group, the Taiwanese electronics giant best known for its iPhone manufacturing contract, is forming a joint venture with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build electric vehicles in China. The joint venture was disclosed in a regulatory filing. Nikkei was first to report the joint venture. According to the filing, each party will own 50% […]

Mobileye takes aim at Waymo – TechCrunch

Mobileye takes aim at Waymo – TechCrunch

CEO/president Amnon Shashua explains why getting into robotaxi services is a strategic move Mobileye has built a multi-billion-dollar business supplying automakers with computer vision technology that powers advanced driver assistance systems. It’s a business that last year generated nearly $1 billion in sales for the company. Today, 54 million vehicles on the road are using […]

Have we hit peak smartphone? – TechCrunch

Have we hit peak smartphone? – TechCrunch

There’s reason to believe the market may never return to sustained growth Brian Heater @bheater / 8 hours Last Halloween, we broke down some “good news” from a Canalys report: the smartphone industry saw one-percent year-over-year growth — not exactly the sort of thing that sparks strong consumer confidence. In short, 2019 sucked for smartphones, […]

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