Samsung Invests $500M To Set Up A Smartphone Display Plant In India


Samsung invests $500M to set up a smartphone display plant in India: Manish Singh



Samsung, which once led India’s smartphone market, is investing $500 million in its India operations to set up a manufacturing plant at the outskirts of New Delhi to produce displays. The company disclosed the investment and its plan in a filing to the local …

In Los Angeles, the Women's March embraces technology to organize and inspire: Jonathan Shieber



The roughly 300,000 marchers that filled the streets of downtown Los Angeles for the third annual Women’s March received more than just an opportunity to hear from some of the state’s high powered politicians, they were also part of a new experiment from loca…

China Roundup: Tencent's new US gaming studio and WeChat's new paywall: Rita Liao



Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The spotlight this week is back on Tencent, which has made some interesting moves in gami…

SpaceX could catch future Crew Dragons with astronauts onboard using ships at sea: Darrell Etherington



SpaceX demonstrated a safety system that will protect astronauts in the case of any unfortunate unforeseen accidents in future Crew Dragon flights, which included the spacecraft splashing down in the Atlantic Ocean, but during a post-mission press conference …

First crewed SpaceX Dragon spacecraft launch could happen in Q2 this year: Darrell Etherington



SpaceX and NASA hosted a press conference following their successful test of the Crew Dragon’s in-flight abort system on Sunday to discuss the mission and next steps. The first question asked by media in attendance was about what this means for the timeline f…

Shadows' Dylan Flinn and Kombo's Kevin Gould on the business of 'virtual influencers': 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…

SpaceX successfully completes key test of its Crew Dragon human spacecraft: Darrell Etherington



SpaceX completed a crucial test of a key safety system of its Crew Dragon spacecraft today. The test involved launching its Crew Dragon using a Falcon 9, though without any actual crew on board. The launch was then intentionally cut short, with the In-Flight …

TechCrunch's Top 10 investigative reports from 2019: Josh Constine



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 …

Watch SpaceX launch its Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft for a key safety test: Darrell Etherington



SpaceX is looking to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket today, in a crucial test of the human-rated spacecraft’s In-Flight Abort (IFA) system. This safety feature will separate the Crew Dragon from the Falcon 9 rocket early, propelling …

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…



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