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Black Friday’s best tech bets

Black Friday’s best tech bets

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and gratefulness. The following day, on the other hand, is dedicated to rampant consumerism and generally attempting to not get trampled by a stampede of
YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

YouTube terminates exploitive ‘kids’ channel ToyFreaks, says it’s tightening its child endangerment policies

Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the company has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted, Toy Freaks.
Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

Artland is a social art market that connects galleries and buyers

Danish startup Artland is building a social marketplace for the art world and its key players: Galleries and professional collectors, while also hoping an app-based approach helps onboard a new
Media startup Axios raises another $20 million

Media startup Axios raises another $20 million

There’s a glimpse of hope in new media as Axios just raised $20 million less than a year after its launch, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company already had a pretty big list of investors, and
MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now
Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new
Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

Apple pushes HomePod release to early 2018

So much for the holiday rush. Apple announced this morning that its premium HomePod smart speaker won’t be making the company’s initial December ship date. According to a brief statement issued by the
Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480M

Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480M

The food-delivery-on-demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that at the end of September announced a Series F of $385 million at a valuation of over $2
Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

Stitch Fix revised where it would price its IPO lower last night ahead of trading, and it looks like it helped approach the right sweet spot as a result when it made its debut today. The company saw
Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose

Deliv to power same-day grocery delivery for Walmart in San Jose

Walmart is further expanding into same-day delivery with the help of its existing delivery partner, Deliv. The companies today announced they will now be working together to power same-day grocery
Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top
Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It has acquired online music studio startup Soundtrap, the company announced
Equity podcast: Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

Equity podcast: Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, the crew — Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm — were joined by
‘Justice League’ looks ugly and rushed, but I liked it anyway

‘Justice League’ looks ugly and rushed, but I liked it anyway

Justice League, the DC cinematic universe’s answer to The Avengers, is finally here. It comes at the end of a terrific year for superhero movies. Logan was genuinely great, while Wonder Woman‘s
Why now is the time to join Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin

Why now is the time to join Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin

(Hint: Free stuff) TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to Arena Berlin on 4-5 December, and we’re looking for a few more rockstar startups to be a part of our massive menagerie of innovation, Startup Alley.
Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

Just hours before the full launch of Battlefront II, Electronic Arts has announced that they’re removing in-game micro-transactions entirely from the title for the time being as they look to rethink
Romain-Jerome builds a Batman watch that tells you your time is up, bat

Romain-Jerome builds a Batman watch that tells you your time is up, bat

Watchmaker Romain-Jerome has announced a new Batman-themed watch that looks like something Bruce Wayne would wear to the club. The watch, which is based on R-J’s Skylab design, features a meticulous
Tortuga Logic raises $2 million to build chip-level security systems

Tortuga Logic raises $2 million to build chip-level security systems

Tortuga Logic has raised $2 million in seed funding from Eclipse Ventures to help in their effort to maintain chip-level system security. Based in Palo Alto, the company plans to use the cash to build
Tesla Semi has the technical capability to convoy today

Tesla Semi has the technical capability to convoy today

Tesla founder Elon Musk revealed at the Tesla Semi unveil that the truck can work in a convoy mode, with a three-truck convoy beating not only traditional diesel trucking, but also rail transport in
Tesla unveils the new Roadster

Tesla unveils the new Roadster

Tesla has unveiled a new Roadster, the new version of its original sports car. It’s the fastest production car ever made, according to Elon Musk, with speeds of just 1.9 seconds for 0 to 60 4.2