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We review the Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

We review the Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

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. Pixel 4 review: Google ups its camera game Brian Heater was impressed by the improvements in Google’s latest smartphone, including camera […]

IT Challenge: Pace of Change with Infrastructure

IT Challenge: Pace of Change with Infrastructure

With the storm of changes hitting the IT department — from cloud to AI and anytime/anywhere mobile access — the real challenge is in having the IT infrastructure keep pace. Image: Gorodenkoff – stock.adobe.com Enterprise infrastructure is going through one of the most dramatic periods of change in the history of computing. Just the shift […]

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio – TechCrunch

MediaLab acquires messaging app Kik, expanding its app portfolio – TechCrunch

Popular messaging app Kik is, indeed, “here to stay” following an acquisition by the Los Angeles-based multimedia holding company, MediaLab. It echoes the same message from Kik’s chief executive Tim Livingston last week when he rebuffed earlier reports that the company would shut down amid an ongoing battle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Livingston […]

HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone – TechCrunch

HTC releases a cheaper blockchain phone – TechCrunch

Whatever you might say about HTC (and believe me, there’s plenty to say), at least the company takes some fascinating chance. As newly minted CEO Yves Maitre admitted to me at Disrupt a couple of weeks back, the once mighty smartphone giant has lost the thread in recent years. But if nothing else, the Exodus […]

T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

T-Mobile partners with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service Quibi – TechCrunch

On the heels of getting the FCC’s proposal to merge with Sprint, T-Mobile announced a plan to partner with Jeffrey Katzenberg’s mobile streaming service, Quibi. According to statements provided to the LA Times, and confirmed by Variety, Quibi CEO Meg Whitman specifically called out T-Mobile’s “impressive 5G road map” as a good fit for the […]

Tilting Point acquires game monetization startup Gondola – TechCrunch

Tilting Point acquires game monetization startup Gondola – TechCrunch

Tilting Point announced yesterday that it has acquired Gondola, a company that aims to increase game monetization by optimizing in-game offers and video ads. Tilting Point CEO Kevin Segalla described his company’s model as “progressive publishing” — usually, mobile game developers start working with Tilting Point because they need help with user acquisition, and then […]

No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad

No Wonder the Chatbots are Sad

Emotional cognition is maturing, and there’s a great deal of potential. Perhaps ‘happiness’ is in store for AI-powered bots in the not-too-distant future. Who hasn’t come across the “beware of the robots” theme by now? Like many other football fans, I tuned in to watch this year’s Super Bowl, paying attention to the score as […]

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning technology, is now available on Pixel 4 – TechCrunch

Live Caption, Google’s automatic captioning system first introduced at its I/O developer conference this May, is now officially available, alongside the launch of the new Pixel 4. But unlike some of the other technologies highlighted at the company’s Pixel hardware event yesterday, Live Caption won’t be limited to Google’s new smartphone alone. After the initial […]

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix – TechCrunch

Samsung confirms glaring S10 fingerprint reader flaw, promises fix – TechCrunch

Galaxy S10 users should turn on some alternative security features as Samsung works to address a major flaw with the device’s in-screen fingerprint sensor. The consumer electronics giant noted the issue today after a British user reported the ability to unlock her device with unregistered fingerprints. The flaw was discovered after placing a $3.50 screen […]

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