manufacturing

U.S. Factory and Mining Production Rose in December

U.S. Factory and Mining Production Rose in December

Although manufacturing grew, overall industrial output slumped on lower utilities output thanks to nicer weather.

Joby Aviation raises $590 million led by Toyota to launch an electric air taxi service

Joby Aviation has raised a $590 million Series C round of funding, including $394 million from lead investor Toyota Motor Corporation, the company announced today. Joby is in the process of developing

India may offer subsidized loans to win Apple manufacturing bids

India wants to woo Apple suppliers into opening factories in the country. To that end, it may offer attractive subsidized loans to make it more appealing. The proposals by the Ministry of Electronics

Google Cloud launches new solutions for retailers

It’s no secret that the Google Cloud management team has decided to focus its efforts on a select number of enterprise verticals like healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, energy and life
U.S. Manufacturing Recovery Continued in December

U.S. Manufacturing Recovery Continued in December

U.S. factories reported that new business kept rising in December, driving them to hire new workers
Will 2020 be the year of “trade peace”? Don’t bet on it

Will 2020 be the year of “trade peace”? Don’t bet on it

Though this might look like the dawn of detente, it's almost certainly a false one.
Fed study finds Trump's tariffs yielded higher prices, fewer manufacturing jobs

Fed study finds Trump's tariffs yielded higher prices, fewer manufacturing jobs

The Federal Reserve has released a study showing that Donald Trump's tariff policies backfired on Americans in 2018 in two major ways: They inflated the price of goods and they decreased the number of
Study: Opioid Deaths Rise in Towns Where U.S. Auto Plants Have Closed

Study: Opioid Deaths Rise in Towns Where U.S. Auto Plants Have Closed

Opioid deaths sharply rise in American communities where multinational automakers have closed their United States plants, the latest medical study confirms.

Listen to top VCs discuss the next generation of automation startups at TC Sessions: Robotics+AI

Robotics, AI and automation have long been one of the hottest categories for tech investments. After years and decades of talk, however, those big payouts are starting to pay off. Robotics are
Federal Reserve says Trump’s tariffs have so far hurt more than helped

Federal Reserve says Trump’s tariffs have so far hurt more than helped

Industries such as aluminum production have seen costs rise enough to offset any benefits the tariffs offered.

All the high-tech, powerful vehicles TechCrunch reviewed in 2019

TechCrunch occasionally reviews cars. Why? Vehicles are some of the most complex, technical consumer electronics available. It’s always been that way. Vehicles, especially those available for the

Sonos hikes prices on the Amp and Port as it moves production out of China

Sonos is moving production of some of its products from China to Malaysia, and at the same time the company is increasing the price of the Sonos Amp and Sonos Port by $50. Sonos told The Verge that

Tesla will deliver its first Chinese-made Model 3 on December 30th

After weeks of waiting on approval from the Chinese government, Tesla will deliver the first Model 3 cars made at its Gigafactory 3 plant in Shanghai on December 30th. The 15 customers who are slated
White House: Trump’s Economic Boom Benefiting Working Class Most

White House: Trump’s Economic Boom Benefiting Working Class Most

Blue-collar and working class Americans are seeing the "biggest gains" within Donald Trump's econony, said WH spokesperson Adam Kennedy,
Philly Fed Survey Disappoints Despite Rising New Orders and Sustained Optimism

Philly Fed Survey Disappoints Despite Rising New Orders and Sustained Optimism

New orders and shipments improved but a rising share of manufacturers say general conditions are negative.
U.S. Manufacturing Rebounds Sharply in November

U.S. Manufacturing Rebounds Sharply in November

Manufacturing and overall industrial output improved, with sharp upticks in autos, business equipment, and consumer goods.

Odoo grabs $90M to sell more SMEs on its business app suite

Belgium-based all-in-one business software maker Odoo, which offers an open source version as well as subscription-based enterprise software and SaaS, has taken in $90 million led by a new investor:

Anyscale, from the creators of the Ray distributed computing project, launches with $20.6M led by A16Z

Open source has become a critical building block of modern software, and today a new startup is coming out of stealth to capitalise on one of the newer frontiers in open source: using it to build and