Airbnb’s WeWork problem – TechCrunch

Airbnb’s WeWork problem – TechCrunch

Airbnb may be another overvalued “unicorn,” but it’s no WeWork. The Information this morning reported new Airbnb financials —…

Zubale, founded in Mexico City by two HBS grads, just raised $4.4 million to put locals to work over their phones – TechCrunch

the true role of communications – TechCrunch

Atlassian acquires Code Barrel, makers of Automation for Jira – TechCrunch

Proportunity raises £2M seed for its ‘help to buy’-style property lending – TechCrunch

Galileo Financial raises $77 million for its fintech services that were 19 years in the making – TechCrunch

ArsenalBio emerges from stealth with $85 million and a dream team to fight cancer – TechCrunch

‘Cloud kitchens’ is an oxymoron – TechCrunch

The Information will launch Ticker, a tech news app that costs $29 per year – TechCrunch

Work management platform Asana launches new automation tools – TechCrunch

Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for the disabled – TechCrunch

Ekos announces $8M Series A to build software for craft breweries – TechCrunch

Pendo scores $100M Series E investment on $1 billion valuation – TechCrunch

How to radically change finance through startups at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Winnow raises $12M Series B for its food waste solution for commercial kitchens – TechCrunch

TruTag raises $7.5 million Series C for tiny, edible barcodes that can be placed on pills, food and vaping systems – TechCrunch

Edge computing startup Pensando comes out of stealth mode with a total of $278 million in funding – TechCrunch

Rocket Lab successfully launches fifth Electron rocket this year – TechCrunch

MyGate raises $56M to bring its security management service to more gated communities in India – TechCrunch

Labor leaders and startup founders talk how to build a sustainable gig economy – TechCrunch

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Zoho launches Catalyst, a new developer platform with a focus on microservices – TechCrunch

Zoho launches Catalyst, a new developer platform with a focus on microservices – TechCrunch

Zoho may be one of the most underrated tech companies. The 23-year-old company, which at this point offers more…

Autify raises $2.5M seed round for its no-code software testing platform – TechCrunch

Databricks brings its Delta Lake project to the Linux Foundation – TechCrunch

Amazon migrates more than 100 consumer services from Oracle to AWS databases – TechCrunch

Why it might have been time for new leadership at SAP – TechCrunch

SAP’s Bill McDermott on stepping down as CEO – TechCrunch

Bill McDermott steps down as SAP’s CEO – TechCrunch

Flaw in Cyberoam firewalls exposed corporate networks to hackers – TechCrunch

Xage now supports hierarchical blockchains for complex implementations – TechCrunch

Salesforce adds integrated order management system to its arsenal – TechCrunch

Okta wants to make every user a security ally – TechCrunch

Suse’s OpenStack Cloud dissipates – TechCrunch

Nadella warns government conference not to betray user trust – TechCrunch

Arm brings custom instructions to its embedded CPUs – TechCrunch

Satya Nadella looks to the future with edge computing – TechCrunch

Forward Networks raises $35M to help enterprises map, track, and predict their networks’ behavior – TechCrunch

83North closes $300M fifth fund focused on Europe, Israel – TechCrunch

T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans – TechCrunch

Osano makes business risk and compliance (somewhat) sexy again – TechCrunch

Harness launches Continuous Insights to measure software team performance – TechCrunch

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Every state but Alaska has reported vape lung victims, now numbering 1,479 nationwide – TechCrunch

Every state but Alaska has reported vape lung victims, now numbering 1,479 nationwide – TechCrunch

A lung condition apparently caused by vaping has been reported in every state but Alaska, the CDC has announced.…

Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues – TechCrunch

New NVIDIA Shield Android TV streaming device leaks via Amazon listing – TechCrunch

Sentons launches SurfaceWave, a processor and tech to create software-defined surfaces that supercharge touch and gesture – TechCrunch

Logitech’s MX Master 3 mouse and MX Keys keyboard should be your setup of choice – TechCrunch

The FrankOne is a simple and portable coffee brewing gadget – TechCrunch

In the Accelerator over the Sea – TechCrunch

The Analogue Pocket might be the perfect portable video game system – TechCrunch

Google launches the $649 Pixelbook Go Chromebook – TechCrunch

Google’s Pixel 4 ships October 24, starting at $799 – TechCrunch

Google launches Nest Wifi mesh router and extender with built-in Google Assistant – TechCrunch

Kabuto is building smart suitcases for geeks – TechCrunch

Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL not launching in India – TechCrunch

Google aims to change the definition of good photography with Pixel 4’s software-defined camera – TechCrunch

Google overhauls Nest Aware cloud recording plan – TechCrunch

Smart home startup Level Home emerges from stealth with $71M and a new take on the smart lock – TechCrunch

Watch Google unveil the Pixel 4 live right here – TechCrunch

Leo Labs and its high-fidelity space radar track orbital debris better than ever — from New Zealand – TechCrunch

Nomad’s new Base Station Pro offers a taste of what Apple’s AirPower had promised – TechCrunch

NASA’s new Moon-bound spacesuit is safer, smarter, and much more comfortable – TechCrunch

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Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Does NoOps Signal the End for Infrastructure Employees?

Will AI and automation eliminate the need for the people who now keep IT infrastructures in operation? Not if those people take charge of their own futures. NoOps (No Operations) is the idea that emerging…

VMware vRealize vs. Turbonomic: Real User Insights

VMware vRealize vs. Turbonomic: Real User Insights

IT professionals shared their thoughts on the pros and cons of a pair of hybrid cloud management tools. Managing extensive virtualized infrastructure, such as hybrid cloud environments, presents unending challenges in administration and resource-allocation. Cloud…

10 Fixes for When Change Brings Your Systems to Their Knees

10 Fixes for When Change Brings Your Systems to Their Knees

When your systems slow to a crawl it’s easy to blame the technology, but some of the causes — and fixes –may relate to how enterprises do business these days. 1 of 11 Image: Pixabay…

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5 Ways Android Won Me Over

5 Ways Android Won Me Over

From security to “Lego” programming, Android has more going for it than you might think. For the past two years,…

Hacker Weev Free After Appeal

Hacker Weev Free After Appeal

Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, who embarrassed AT&T by exposing a security flaw, had his conviction overturned by federal appeals court.  …

Google Glass Goes Public – InformationWeek

Google Glass Goes Public – InformationWeek

Google Glass Explorer Program will be open to US-based adults on tax day. 20 Great Ideas To Steal In 2014…

Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report

Amazon Plans 3D Phone: Report

Amazon phone capable of displaying images in three dimensions could ship this fall. Microsoft Office For iPad: 7 Questions Answered…

Facebook Changes: What To Expect

Facebook Changes: What To Expect

Facebook cracks down on spammy posts, tweaks privacy options, and revamps messaging. Here’s what it means to you. 10 Famous…

Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro

Luring The Elusive Cyber Security Pro

Struggling to find scarce IT security talent? Make sure your hiring managers understand the certifications and match candidates for skills…

Twitter Posts Betray Illness – InformationWeek

Twitter Posts Betray Illness – InformationWeek

Tweets reveal whether you have influenza, according to Penn State researchers. 15 Apps For Healthy Living (Click image for larger…

Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR

Georgia Solves Campaign Finance Data Challenge Via OCR

In a project to make financial disclosure and campaign contribution data public, Georgia turns to Captricity’s hybrid system, which combines…

Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians

Google Maps Shows Crimea As Russian To Russians

Google makes Crimea part of Russia on the Russian version of Google Maps and draws protests and scrutiny. Twitter Revamp:…

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

Enterprise Wearables Will Avoid BYOD Pitfalls

Wearable devices made for the enterprise will offer more immediate value than BYOD programs. Here’s why. By now, it’s clear…

Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks

Secure Collaboration Tool Aims to Stop Data Leaks

BAE Systems’ leakage-prevention Secure Information Broker Appliance program edits info your organization doesn’t want outsiders to see. Domestic Drones: 5…

Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook Friend Tracking: 3 Facts

Facebook’s “Nearby Friends” feature will track, store, and share your location with friends. Before you turn it on, here’s what…

Heartbleed Will Require Rehab – InformationWeek

Heartbleed Will Require Rehab – InformationWeek

Patches are just band-aids. Heartbleed’s long-term effects will force companies to reassess how they deploy and manage technology. Security experts…

Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?

Doctors Doping: What Can Tech Do?

It’s estimated 100,000 healthcare professionals abuse prescription drugs, endangering patients and hospitals. Video, bar coding, and even robots could bring…

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

Sensitive Data: What Constitutes ‘Reasonable Protection’?

NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework takes on new context for industry execs in light of FTC lawsuit against the Wyndham hotel chain…

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Google Street View Offers Time Travel

Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time. Google’s 10…

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This brilliant app waits on hold for you – TechCrunch

This brilliant app waits on hold for you – TechCrunch

DoNotPay helps you get out of parking tickets and cancel forgotten subscriptions, and now it can call you when it’s…

LinkedIn now supports real-world events – TechCrunch

LinkedIn now supports real-world events – TechCrunch

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered…

Instagram will give you more control over your third-party apps…in about six months – TechCrunch

Instagram will give you more control over your third-party apps…in about six months – TechCrunch

Instagram is slowly rolling out a new feature that will help better protect your personal data from being accessed by your…

TikTok taps corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise on its US content moderation policies – TechCrunch

TikTok taps corporate law firm K&L Gates to advise on its US content moderation policies – TechCrunch

As TikTok continues its rapid U.S. growth, the company is being challenged to better explain its content moderation choices. Why,…

Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules – TechCrunch

Twitter says it will restrict users from retweeting world leaders who break its rules – TechCrunch

Twitter said it will restrict how users can interact with tweets from world leaders who break its rules. The social…

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Samsung opens Android 10 One UI beta ahead of final launch – TechCrunch

Samsung opens Android 10 One UI beta ahead of final launch – TechCrunch

After pushing back a planned early-October launch, Samsung has introduced the Android 10 beta of its…

Foodvisor automatically tracks what you eat using deep learning – TechCrunch

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold concierge service is live in the US for those who need it – TechCrunch

Google’s Pixel 4 briefly went up for preorder on Best Buy Canada – TechCrunch

Life with the Samsung Galaxy Fold – TechCrunch

IAC outlines its plans for a Match Group spinoff – TechCrunch

Apple pulls Hong Kong app – TechCrunch

Google takes AMP to the OpenJS Foundation – TechCrunch

Get ready to see more looping videos on Spotify, as Canvas launches into beta – TechCrunch

App revenue climbs 23% year-over-year to $21.9B in Q3 – TechCrunch

China pressures Apple – TechCrunch

European risk report flags 5G security challenges – TechCrunch

What the hell is up with this Essential device? – TechCrunch

Microsoft adds per-app time limits to its parental controls – TechCrunch

CBS News is bringing a 60 Minutes-inspired news show to streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

Lawyers for former Tinder execs file to dismiss defamation lawsuit – TechCrunch

Spotify gains Siri support on iOS 13, arrives on Apple TV – TechCrunch

HTC stopped innovating on smartphones, new CEO admits – TechCrunch

HTC’s new CEO discusses the phonemaker’s future – TechCrunch

Amazon’s Prime Video app disappears from the App Store – TechCrunch

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GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities, rolls out button to donate anywhere – TechCrunch

GoFundMe launches free platform for nonprofits and charities, rolls out button to donate anywhere – TechCrunch

GoFundMe has made its name primarily as a platform for individuals to create fundraisers for personal…

Facebook has a weak stance on political ads – TechCrunch

Reddit now lets iOS users share to Snapchat – TechCrunch

Facebook should ban campaign ads. End the lies. – TechCrunch

Trump gets on Twitch – TechCrunch

Getting more people to open your emails – TechCrunch

New Vector scores $8.5M to plug more users into its open, decentralized messaging Matrix – TechCrunch

Facebook sure does love free $peech – TechCrunch

Instagram launches Create mode with On This Day throwbacks – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Workplace hits 3M paying users, launches Portal app in a wider push for video – TechCrunch

Instagram is killing its creepy stalking feature, the Following tab – TechCrunch

Snap CEO isn’t expecting much from Facebook antitrust investigations – TechCrunch

Facebook faces government pressure over encryption – TechCrunch

Ellen Pao calls out Twitter’s ‘public town square’ model as flawed – TechCrunch

TikTok explains its ban on political advertising – TechCrunch

Europe’s top court sets new line on policing illegal speech online – TechCrunch

Will Smith just dropped $10K on a startup that pitched him on Disrupt’s stage – TechCrunch

YouTube’s Neal Mohan describes the company’s efforts on safety and trust – TechCrunch

Facebook leads in news consumption among social feeds, but most don’t trust it, says Pew – TechCrunch

Zuckerberg is wrong about TikTok – TechCrunch