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October 2018

The future of photography is code

By | October 22nd, 2018|Technology|

What’s in a camera? A lens, a shutter, a light-sensitive surface, and, increasingly, a set of highly sophisticated algorithms. While the physical components are still improving bit by bit, Google, Samsung, and Apple are increasingly investing in (and showcasing) improvements wrought entirely from code. Computational photography is the only real battleground now. The reason for [...]

Pair Eyewear, the customizable glasses brand for kids, raises $1 million

By | October 22nd, 2018|Technology|

Pair Eyewear, the customizable glasses brand for kids, has today announced the close of a $1 million Series A, with investors including Corigin Ventures, Outbound Ventures, Precursor Ventures, and Bolt Ventures. The company has a simple premise: Pair sells affordable glasses to children. But beyond simple frames, Pair sells both base frames (regular glasses) and [...]

Super Mario Party is Nintendo Switch’s best game

By | October 21st, 2018|Technology|

When I bought the Nintendo Switch a few months ago, my friends told me to buy Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. That’s precisely what I did, but none of those games were enough to get me hooked, which is probably for the best. But [...]

Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup

By | October 21st, 2018|Technology|

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I think about my experience as an immigrant and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I remember growing up in Brazil and how we saw tech founders and CEOs as kings. We imagined what it would be like to assume [...]

Gearing up to step into virtual reality

By | October 21st, 2018|Technology|

Makula Dunbar Contributor More posts by this contributor 5 apps and services for productivity and wellness The best gear for starting a small business Editor’s note: This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and TechCrunch may earn affiliate commissions. For the past two [...]

Early-stage SaaS VC slip snaps recovery as public software stocks soar

By | October 21st, 2018|Technology|

A few months ago, Crunchbase News reported that a longstanding period of SaaS investment stagnation had come to an end. However, the investment boom times didn’t necessarily carry over to the seed and early-stage end of the subscription software businesses. The chart below displays deal and dollar volume of seed and early-stage venture investments1 made into companies [...]

China is funding the future of American biotech

By | October 20th, 2018|Technology|

Silicon Valley is in the midst of a health craze, and it is being driven by “Eastern” medicine. It’s been a record year for US medical investing, but investors in Beijing and Shanghai are now increasingly leading the largest deals for US life science and biotech companies. In fact, Chinese venture firms have invested more this [...]

Free societies face emerging, existential threats from technology

By | October 20th, 2018|Technology|

Bilal Zuberi is a partner at Lux Capital, and is on the boards of Evolv Technology, CyPhy Technologies, and Nozomi Networks, among others. Silicon Valley is currently, and correctly, under fire for the failure of leading platforms such as Facebook, Google and Twitter to protect against the spread of disinformation, hate speech and efforts to [...]

Watch BepiColombo’s twin spacecraft launch tonight on a mission to Mercury

By | October 20th, 2018|Technology|

Update: BepiColombo launch successful! We should have confirmation that all is well soon. Humanity is about to return to the hottest planet in the solar system. BepiColombo is a mission to Mercury conducted jointly by the European and Japanese space agencies, due to launch from French Guiana at 6:45 PM Pacific time tonight aboard an [...]

New ‘Dark Ads’ pro-Brexit Facebook campaign may have reached over 10M people, say researchers

By | October 20th, 2018|Technology|

A major new campaign of disinformation around Brexit, designed to stir up U.K. ‘Leave’ voters, and distributed via Facebook, may have reached over 10 million people in the U.K., according to new research. The source of the campaign is so far unknown, and will be embarrassing to Facebook, which only this week claimed it was [...]