Original Content Podcast: Netflix Goes To The Oscars


Week in Review: Forget cord cutting, here comes the stream slashing: Lucas Matney



Hey everyone, welcome back to Week in Review where I dive deep into a bit of news from the week or just share some thoughts and go over some of the more interesting stories of the week. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your i…

Taiwan's entrepreneurs move forward after tense presidential election: Catherine Shu



Last Saturday, Taiwanese voters re-elected President Tsai Ing-wen to her second term after an election that split the country among generational and ideological lines. A crucial issue were the differences in how Tsai, a member of the Democratic Progressive Pa…

Original Content podcast: Netflix goes to the Oscars: Anthony Ha, Jordan Crook, Darrell Etherington



When this year’s Academy Award nominations were announced on Monday, Netflix received 24 nominations — the most of any Hollywood studio. That’s thanks in large part to “The Irishman,” which received 10 nominations, and “Marriage Story,” which received six (bo…

Startups Weekly: Plaid's $5.3B acquisition is a textbook Silicon Valley win: Eric Eldon



Hi everyone, my name is Eric Eldon and I’m the new writer of the Startups Weekly newsletter.  I’ll be picking my favorite explicitly startup-focused articles of the week for you from Extra Crunch (where I’m the editor now), as well as TechCrunch (where I was …

The last radio station: Chris Gates



North of Silicon Valley, protected by the Point Reyes National Seashore, is the only operational ship-to-shore maritime radio station. Bearing the call sign KPH, the Point Reyes Station is the last of its kind. KPH is divided between two physical stations: on…

LaunchDarkly CEO Edith Harbaugh explains why her company raised another $54M: Greg Kumparak



This week, LaunchDarkly announced that it has raised another $54 million. Led by Bessemer Venture Partners and backed by the company’s existing investors, it brings the company’s total funding up to $130 million. For the unfamiliar, LaunchDarkly builds a plat…

Compound's Mike Dempsey on virtual influencers and AI characters: Eric Peckham



In films, TV shows and books — and even in video games where characters are designed to respond to user behavior — we don’t perceive characters as beings with whom we can establish two-way relationships. But that’s poised to change, at least in some use cases…

Microsoft says it will fix an Internet Explorer security bug under active attack: Zack Whittaker



Microsoft is "aware of limited targeted attacks," but a patch is not yet available.

Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app: Josh Constine



At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. And now, Instagram’s main app is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from its home page in what feels like an admission of lackl…

This Week in Apps: App trends from 2019, Pinterest tops Snapchat, Disney+ hits No. 1 in Q4: Sarah Perez



Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as ever with a record 204 billion downloads in 2019 and $120 billion i…



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