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If Trump wants an easy policy win, he should focus on funding smart cities
As America’s cities continue to grow, they face mind-boggling challenges: worsening traffic, increasing pollution, expensive housing, aging infrastructure and strained services. These challenges can only be solved by harnessing the power of big data, machine learning and other technology. Read More...
Gillmor Gang: Howlin’ Wolves
The Gillmor Gang — Michael Arrington, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, Frank Radice, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, February 24, 2017. Plus the latest G3 with Elisa Camahort Page, Francine Hardaway, Mary Hodder, and Tina Chase Gillmor. @stevegillmor, @arrington, @kevinmarks, @kteare, @fradice Pr...
Watch BlackBerry unveils a brand new phone live right here
TCL, the company that now makes BlackBerry phones, is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona. The conference starts at 7 PM CET (6 PM GMT, 1 PM EST, 10 AM PST). We already got a sneak peek at the device during CES back in January. And it’s everything BlackBerry fans love — yes, I’m mostly t...
Everything we know so far about Uber’s sexual harassment scandal
Former Uber engineer Susan Fowler Rigetti’s story of sexual harassment and HR complicity at the company has drawn a lot of attention from the outside world as many relate to her frustrations and the broader systemic culture of sexism that manifests itself across the tech industry. In the days since...
Veeva defied detractors when it launched a cloud life sciences biz a decade ago
It’s safe to say that Veeva is not a household name, but 10 years ago this month the company launched the first of a set of enterprise tools, like content management and CRM, designed for the unique requirements of the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. You have to remember, this was a fair...
Crunch Report | Tesla and Rollercoasters
Waymo is suing Otto and Uber for allegedly stealing its trade secrets, Layer gets more funding and acquires Cola, a major Cloudflare bug leaked sensitive data from customers’ websites and Elon Musk addresses unionization concerns at Tesla. All this on Crunch Report. Read More
How to secure your data after the Cloudflare leak
Cloudflare revealed yesterday that a bug in its code caused sensitive data to leak from some of the major websites that use its performance enhancement and security services. Uber, Fitbit, OkCupid and 1Password are among Cloudflare’s millions of clients, and it’s possible that personal data such as...
Super Smash Borg Melee: AI takes on top players of the classic Nintendo fighting game
You can add the cult classic Super Smash Bros Melee to the list of games soon to be dominated by AIs. Research at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory has produced a computer player superior to the drones you can already fight in the game. It’s good enough that it held its ...
The NBA gets high-tech with VR, drones and futuristic dreams
This past weekend, something kind of incredible happened; basketball aficionados from across the globe were able to don high-tech goggles to live-stream stereoscopic virtual reality of a highly paid athlete receiving a bounce pass from a custom-designed drone to perform a highly technical slam dunk...
Announcing the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund for Disrupt NY 2017
After the success of the Startup Battlefield Scholarship Fund at Disrupt SF and Disrupt London, we are pleased to announce that we will once again be offering scholarships to Startup Battlefield companies at Disrupt NY 2017, taking place May 15-17. Startup Battlefield is TechCrunch Disrupt’s startu...
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Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces advance near key area in city's west
Iraqi forces are approaching a key area in western Mosul housing government buildings as they push beyond the city's airport and a nearby military camp, Iraqi officials said Friday.
Refugees who sheltered Snowden now live in fear in Hong Kong
Three asylum seeker families who sheltered US whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013 say they are living in fear because of reports that Sri Lankan police officials have been in Hong Kong trying to search for them.
Sacked Claudio Ranieri issues emotional statement
Claudio Ranieri has admitted his "dream died" when he was sacked by Leicester City Football club nine months after winning the English Premier League title.
WH effort to justify travel ban causes growing concern for some intel officials
White House denies wrongdoing in conversations with FBI
Two senior administration officials on Friday vehemently argued that White House officials acted appropriately in asking the FBI to publicly knock down media reports about communications between President Donald Trump's associates and Russians known to US intelligence.
Trump is spending his political capital and costing the US friends
While President Donald Trump was busy ignoring the reality of his low approval ratings by bathing in the embrace of an adoring crowd last weekend, his foreign policy challenges were stacking up.
Ice driving is 'such a surreal feeling'
Take a vast frozen lake, a Formula E driver, a Jaguar F-Type and what do you get?
Trump vs. Trump: Who to believe on the global economy?
Since he took office, President Trump has been sowing confusion about where he stands on issues of major importance to the global economy.
Trump's other wall: Irish town is latest battleground
Mexican peso surges despite Trump threats
Maybe Mexico's "contingency plan" for President Trump is working out after all.