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March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] The Niantic EC-1

[TECH NEWS] The Niantic EC-1

Few software companies have transformed the way we think about moving through physical space like Niantic. The creators of Pokémon GO and soon Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, Niantic has become an incredible unicorn success story, with a reported valuation of nearly $4 billion. One part AR, one part gaming, one part location, and many parts…
March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Daily Crunch: Lyft debuts on Nasdaq

[TECH NEWS] Daily Crunch: Lyft debuts on Nasdaq

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. Lyft prices IPO at top of range Lyft raised more than $2 billion Thursday afternoon after pricing its shares at $72…
March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] How a Google side project evolved into a $4B company

[TECH NEWS] How a Google side project evolved into a $4B company

How did Niantic happen? How did the company behind Pokémon GO and (soon) Harry Potter: Wizards Unite come to be? When anyone talks about Niantic, they generally mention that it’s “a Google spinout” and move on. As if that’s something that just happens every day. That dozens of people within a massive company come together,…
March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Lyft pops 21%  on its first day of trading on Nasdaq, after raising $2.2B in its IPO at a $24B valuation

[TECH NEWS] Lyft pops 21% on its first day of trading on Nasdaq, after raising $2.2B in its IPO at a $24B valuation

Ride-hailing startup Lyft may bear the distinction of having highest net loss of any maiden public company ever going public, but despite that, it made its debut in a high gear this morning. Trading as LYFT on Nasdaq, the company’s shares opened at nearly noon today at $87.24, a pop of 21 percent on the $72/share…
March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Sidewalk Labs launches an app to crowdsource public space surveys

[TECH NEWS] Sidewalk Labs launches an app to crowdsource public space surveys

Alphabet’s urban planning subsidiary announced today the launch of CommonSpace. The new app was created to give park operators and community members a place to enter and organize observations about parks and other public spaces. Interested parties can create a web portal for a space. The organizer defines the parameters of a study, outlining what…
March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Focaldata thinks it has some answers for campaigners in the age of Trump and Brexit

[TECH NEWS] Focaldata thinks it has some answers for campaigners in the age of Trump and Brexit

Political parties, campaigns and brands can’t get an accurate and cost-effective understanding of opinion in small geographic areas, like the constituencies of lawmakers. This is a big problem in political campaigning. And all political campaigning now has a huge online element, as we know. We also know political turbulence is one of the defining themes…
March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Apple to close Texture on May 28, following launch of Apple News+

[TECH NEWS] Apple to close Texture on May 28, following launch of Apple News+

A year ago, Apple acquired the digital newsstand app Texture to form the basis of its new subscription-based service, Apple News+, which launched on Monday. As some have expected, the standalone Texture app will soon shut down as a result. According to emails sent to current Texture subscribers pointing to a FAQ on the company’s…
March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Alibaba has acquired Teambition, a China-based Trello and Asana rival, in its enterprise push

[TECH NEWS] Alibaba has acquired Teambition, a China-based Trello and Asana rival, in its enterprise push

Alibaba has made an acquisition as it continues to square up to the opportunity in enterprise services in China and beyond, akin to what its U.S. counterpart Amazon has done with AWS. TechCrunch has confirmed that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired Teambition, a Microsoft and Tencent-backed platform for co-workers to plan and…
March 29, 2019
[TECH NEWS] Huawei’s chairman has harsh words for the U.S. government

[TECH NEWS] Huawei’s chairman has harsh words for the U.S. government

The past couple of years have marked some steep ups and downs for Huawei. Just this morning, the company posted a 25 percent raise in profit, to $8.84 billion, in 2018. Yesterday, on the other hand, a U.K. oversight body issued a report noting “serious and systematic defects.” While it’s true that ongoing security concerns…
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