VSCO acquires video editing startup Rylo – TechCrunch

VSCO acquires video editing startup Rylo – TechCrunch

The photo-sharing app behind the 2019 meme craze “VSCO girls” has acquired Rylo, a video editing startup founded by…

Late registration to Disrupt Berlin 2019 ends tonight – TechCrunch

Soci raises $12M to help big brands manage local marketing – TechCrunch

User’s Guide to Disrupt Berlin 2019 – TechCrunch

How to avoid the startup trap of the parasitic consultant – TechCrunch

Singapore’s Neuron Mobility raises $18.5M to bring its electric scooters to more international markets – TechCrunch

Can a games platform tackle kids’ anxiety about having to do math? – TechCrunch

Airbnb invests as Zeus corporate housing raises $55M at $205M – TechCrunch

US VC investment in female founders hits all-time high – TechCrunch

Instacart shoppers plan a series of actions in protest of company’s wage practices – TechCrunch

Late registration savings to Disrupt Berlin ends tomorrow – TechCrunch

By Miles, the UK pay-by-mile car insurance app, adds ‘connected car’ policy for Tesla drivers – TechCrunch

French e-grocery app Jow raises $7M additional funding – TechCrunch

RaySecur, a mailroom security startup, raises $3M in seed funding – TechCrunch

U.S. VCs eye European startups – TechCrunch

Raising VC in Silicon Valley as a female POC – TechCrunch

Used-car marketplace Vroom nabs $254M to take its growth up a gear – TechCrunch

Reelgood raises $6.75 million for its universal streaming guide – TechCrunch

Dutch startup Meatable is developing lab-grown pork and has $10 million in new financing to do it – TechCrunch

Move over Slack — Space is a new project management platform for developers – TechCrunch

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AWS is sick of waiting for your company to move to the cloud – TechCrunch

AWS is sick of waiting for your company to move to the cloud – TechCrunch

AWS held its annual re:Invent customer conference last week in Las Vegas. Being Vegas, there was pageantry aplenty, of…

GitGuardian raises $12M to help developers write more secure code and ‘fix’GitHub leaks – TechCrunch

AWS launches discounted spot capacity for its Fargate container platform – TechCrunch

OrbitsEdge partners with HPE on orbital datacenter computing and analytics – TechCrunch

AWS announces new enterprise search tool powered by machine learning – TechCrunch

Verizon and AWS announce 5G Edge computing partnership – TechCrunch

AWS AutoPilot gives you more visible AutoML in SageMaker Studio – TechCrunch

AWS’ CodeGuru uses machine learning to automate code reviews – TechCrunch

AWS speeds up Redshift queries 10x with AQUA – TechCrunch

CircleCI launches improved AWS support – TechCrunch

New Amazon tool simplifies delivery of containerized machine learning models – TechCrunch

Box looks to balance growth and profitability as it matures – TechCrunch

Xerox tells HP it will bring takeover bid directly to shareholders – TechCrunch

New Amazon capabilities put machine learning in reach of more developers – TechCrunch

Instagram founders join $30M raise for Loom work video messenger – TechCrunch

AWS expands its IoT services, brings Alexa to devices with only 1MB of RAM – TechCrunch

Making sense of a multi-cloud, hybrid world at KubeCon – TechCrunch

Cloud Foundry’s Kubernetes bet with Project Eirini hits 1.0 – TechCrunch

Linear takes $4.2M led by Sequoia to build a better bug tracker and more – TechCrunch

Reimagine inside sales to ramp up B2B customer acquisition – TechCrunch

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North ending production of current Focals smart glasses to focus on Focals 2.0 – TechCrunch

North ending production of current Focals smart glasses to focus on Focals 2.0 – TechCrunch

Smart glasses maker North announced today that it will be ending production of its first-generation Focals glasses, which it…

In a first, Amazon launches a battery-powered portable Echo speaker in India – TechCrunch

‘Carpentry Compiler’ turns 3D models to instructions on how to build them – TechCrunch

The UniFi Dream Machine router is a great entry point for networking nerds – TechCrunch

Now even the FBI is warning about your smart TV’s security – TechCrunch

Peak Design’s Everyday Backpack Zip and Everyday Backpack V2 are top-notch photo and travel bags – TechCrunch

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is headed to Canada, with in-store pre-orders starting today – TechCrunch

Nix Pro 2 and Nix Mini color sensors are powerful, easy-to-use additions to any creative pro toolkit – TechCrunch

Photography accessories for the shutterbug in your life – TechCrunch

Essential security and privacy gifts to help protect your friends and family – TechCrunch

This robot scientist has conducted 100,000 experiments in a year – TechCrunch

Xiaomi’s Q3 earnings report shows slowing growth – TechCrunch

Disney’s cringe-worthy Baby Yoda merch goes on sale – TechCrunch

NASA’s space pallet concept could land rovers on the moon cheaply and simply – TechCrunch

Apple releases holiday ad – TechCrunch

The Flux beamo is a $1,500 laser cutter with simple but powerful software – TechCrunch

Netgear’s Meural Canvas II is a better version of the best home gadget for photographers – TechCrunch

Amazon launches a Dash Smart Shelf for businesses that automatically restocks supplies – TechCrunch

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control – TechCrunch

Apple’s iPhone 11 Pro battery case sports a new camera button – TechCrunch

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Misconfigured Containers Open Security Gaps

Misconfigured Containers Open Security Gaps

Laziness, inattention and poor management practices make containerized applications vulnerable to invasion and attack. Fortunately, establishing strong safeguards is fast and easy. Image: Coloures Pic – stock.adobe.com One of the biggest cloud security threats facing…

Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now

Blockchain Loses Its Luster, for Now

Last year if you had a tech problem, blockchain was the answer. Now blockchain has reached the “trough of disillusionment,” according to Gartner. Are you in production with your blockchain project? Plenty of organizations are…

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

Cloudera Sets Agenda for Next Era Cloud Data Analytics

As the dust clears from HPE’s acquisition of MapR in the climax of the Hadoop story, Cloudera sets out the plan for an era of big data platforms in the cloud. It may seem like…

Security

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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Chirp debuts a faster, feature-filled Twitter app for Apple Watch – TechCrunch

Chirp debuts a faster, feature-filled Twitter app for Apple Watch – TechCrunch

Chirp, a Twitter client preferred by hundreds of thousands of Apple Watch users, is getting its biggest upgrade since its…

Reddit’s monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019 – TechCrunch

Reddit’s monthly active user base grew 30% to reach 430M in 2019 – TechCrunch

In a year-end retrospective released this morning, Reddit says its user base grew 30% this year to reach 430 million…

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. – TechCrunch

Instagram still doesn’t age-check kids. That must change. – TechCrunch

Instagram dodges child safety laws. By not asking users their age upon signup, it can feign ignorance about how old…

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination – TechCrunch

Facebook expands its efforts against ad discrimination – TechCrunch

Under the terms of a a settlement with the ACLU and other civil rights groups earlier this year, Facebook has…

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration – TechCrunch

Facebook updates crisis response tools, adds WhatsApp integration – TechCrunch

Facebook is expanding Crisis Response, its disaster-reporting and communications feature that’s been used in 300 crises in more than 80…

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Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups – TechCrunch

Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups – TechCrunch

In African fintech, the fourth quarter of 2019 brought big money to new entrants. Chinese investors…

Instagram finally launches 13+ age checkups – TechCrunch

Android’s ‘Focus Mode’ exits beta, adds new scheduling features – TechCrunch

Cellphone plans get up to 40% costlier in India – TechCrunch

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms – TechCrunch

T-Mobile opens pre-orders on two 5G phones as low-band network goes live – TechCrunch

Pixpay is a challenger bank for teens focused on pocket money – TechCrunch

Android’s Ambient Mode will soon come to ‘select devices’ – TechCrunch

New smartphone figures highlight continued struggles to grow market – TechCrunch

European smartphone shipments grew in Q3, driven by Samsung – TechCrunch

Honey’s $4B exit, a new plan for iOS 14, Apple’s new developer resource – TechCrunch

More than 1 million T-Mobile customers exposed by breach – TechCrunch

Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing – TechCrunch

FCC bans spending on Huawei, ZTE and other ‘national security threats’ – TechCrunch

Camp Grounded Digital Detox returns after founder’s death – TechCrunch

The top 1% of app store publishers drive 80% of new downloads – TechCrunch

Bandit opens a ‘mobile-only’ coffee shop in New York – TechCrunch

When Planets Align: Edge Computing’s Game-Changing Potential

Google Assistant introduces personalized playlists of audio news – TechCrunch

Spotify turns its personalization technology to podcasts with launch of Your Daily Podcasts – TechCrunch

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Facebook announces photo transfer tool – TechCrunch

Facebook announces photo transfer tool – TechCrunch

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

Twitter launches a Privacy Center to centralize its data protection efforts – TechCrunch

Facebook launches a photo portability tool, starting in Ireland – TechCrunch

European parliament’s NationBuilder contract under investigation by data regulator – TechCrunch

Twitter tests new conversation features from twttr prototype, rollout planned for 2020 – TechCrunch

Twitter to add a way to ‘memorialize’ accounts for deceased users before removing inactive ones

Brexit ad blitz data firm paid by Vote Leave broke privacy laws, watchdogs find – TechCrunch

Inside the Instagram AI that fills Explore with fresh, juicy content – TechCrunch

Hulu is down, appears to be a major outage – TechCrunch

Facebook prototypes Favorites for close friends microsharing

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen skewer Zuckerberg’s “twisted logic” on hate speech and fakes – TechCrunch

Twitter will finally let you turn on two-factor authentication without giving it a phone number – TechCrunch

Facebook Dating now integrates with Instagram and Facebook Stories – TechCrunch

Twitter rolls out its ‘Hide Replies’ feature to all users worldwide – TechCrunch

Amnesty International latest to slam surveillance giants Facebook and Google as “incompatible” with human rights – TechCrunch

Facebook’s latest experiment is a meme creation app, Whale – TechCrunch

Facebook announces dates for its 2020 F8 developers conference – TechCrunch

Twitter launches a way to report abusive use of its Lists feature – TechCrunch

Google Maps tests a social networking feature with the ability to ‘follow’ Local Guides – TechCrunch

Facebook’s Libra code chugs along ignoring regulatory deadlock – TechCrunch