Daily Crunch: Huawei faces Android ban

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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. Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but its future is unclear Google is complying with a federal […]

Ford CTO Ken Washington at TC Sessions: Mobility on July 10

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A conference dedicated to transportation and mobility wouldn’t be complete without hearing from Ford, the U.S. automaker with a storied 116-year history. We’re excited to announce that Ford CTO Ken Washington will participate in TechCrunch’s inaugural TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on July 10, 2019 in San Jose, Calif., that’s bringing the best and brightest […]

Google’s own data proves two-factor is the best defense against most account hacks

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Every once in a while someone will ask me what is the best security advice. The long answer is “it depends on your threat model,” which is just a fancy way of saying what’s good security advice for the vast majority isn’t necessarily what nuclear scientists and government spies require. My short answer is, “turn […]

Original Content podcast: ‘Game of Thrones’ burns it all down

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This post and podcast contain spoilers for “Game of Thrones.” Our original co-host Darrell Etherington returns for this week’s Original Content podcast, which is all about “Game of Thrones” — specifically “The Bells,” an episode that seems to have prompted more fan outcry than anything in the last seven-and-a-half seasons. The controversy, of course, comes […]

Daily Crunch: Amazon backs Deliveroo

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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. Amazon leads $575M investment in Deliveroo Amazon is taking a slice of Europe’s food delivery market by leading a $575 million […]

Apple & Google celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day with featured apps, new shortcuts

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With last fall’s release of iOS 12, Apple introduced Siri Shortcuts — a new app that allows iPhone users to create their own voice commands to take actions on their phone and in apps. Today, Apple is celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) by rolling out a practical, accessibility-focused collection of new Siri Shortcuts, alongside […]

Daily Crunch: Trump targets Huawei with emergency declaration

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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. Trump declares national emergency to protect US networks from foreign espionage While the U.S. already restricted government contractors and federal agencies […]

How to see our world in a new light

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Startups are ultimately vessels of speculation, of new products, new markets, and innovations the world has never seen. While data and information are important components for exploring the frontiers of the possible, perhaps the best way is through stories and fiction, and especially speculative fiction. We’ve been fortunate at Extra Crunch to have noted novelist […]

Find out how to save €200 on Disrupt Berlin 2019

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Calling all startup fans across Europe and around the world. The TechCrunch crew’s planning return-trip number seven to host Disrupt Berlin 2019 on 11-12 December. The official registration doesn’t open until June, but we’ve got a little sumpin’ sumpin’ to save you serious money right now. Are you in? Simply sign up for our mailing list before registration […]

Google’s Translatotron converts one spoken language to another, no text involved

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Every day we creep a little closer to Douglas Adams’ famous and prescient babelfish. A new research project from Google takes spoken sentences in one language and outputs spoken words in another — but unlike most translation techniques, it uses no intermediate text, working solely with the audio. This makes it quick, but more importantly lets it more easily reflect the cadence and tone of the speaker’s voice.

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