After 2019'S Reality Check, What'S Ahead For Driverless Cars In 2020?


Reading Isaac Asimov at 100: Anthony Ha



In his recently published book “Astounding,” the author Alec Nevala-Lee brings American science fiction’s Golden Age back into focus by following four key figures: John W. Campbell, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard — and Isaac Asimov, who officially turned …

This particle accelerator fits on the head of a pin: Devin Coldewey



If you know nothing else about particle accelerators, you probably know that they're big — sometimes miles long. But a new approach from Stanford researchers has led to an accelerator shorter from end to end than a human hair is wide.

How to tell if your startup deserves press coverage: Josh Constine



Tech reporters’ inboxes are filled with garbage pitches from misguided founders who assume that the smallest milestone warrants a write-up. Founders dream of seeing their company’s name in headlines without knowing how that might help or hurt them. But with t…

After 2019's reality check, what's ahead for driverless cars in 2020?: Kirsten Korosec



If 2018 was when the industry was shocked into sobriety, 2019 would be a year when pragmatism and the challenges of trying to develop and scale a technology got a lot more real. The upshot: the industry is in the midst of its adolescent years, where change ca…

Daily Crunch: California's privacy law takes effect: Anthony Ha



The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. The California Consumer Privacy Act officially takes effect The C…

Travelex suspends services after malware attack: Zack Whittaker



Travelex, a major international foreign currency exchange, has confirmed its suspended some services after it was hit by malware on December 31. The London-based company, which operates more than 1,500 stores globally, said it took systems offline to “as a pr…

Exhibit your startup at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020: Emma Comeau



Mobility mavericks get ready to strut your stuff at TC Sessions: Mobility 2020 on May 14. Don’t miss our second annual day-long conference devoted to technologies that move people and parcels around the world in new, exciting ways. More than 1,000 of the indu…

Made in China: Tesla Model 3 deliveries to Chinese customers to begin January 7: Kirsten Korosec



The first deliveries of Tesla Model 3 sedans made in China will begin January 7, one year after the U.S. automaker began construction on its first factory outside of the United States. The deliveries to customers — which Reuters was first to report the news b…

Apply to present your startup at TechCrunch’s CES Pitch Night: Matt Burns



CES is a magical place full of gizmos, gadgets and communicable diseases. TechCrunch is hosting another pitch-off event this year. Called Pitch Night, selected early stage companies will take the stage and have 60 seconds to present their wares to TechCrunch …

Moving storage in-house helped Dropbox thrive: Ron Miller, Alex Wilhelm



Back in 2013, Dropbox was scaling fast. The company had grown quickly by taking advantage of cloud infrastructure from Amazon Web Services (AWS), but when you grow rapidly, infrastructure costs can skyrocket, especially when approaching the scale Dropbox was …



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