No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Editor’s Note: No one knows how to hire Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built... Read more »

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs is developing visual cues to indicate when their tech is monitoring you – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Alphabet’s subsidiary focused on urban tech development, Sidewalk Labs, is now trying to reinvent signage for smart cities. These signs aren’t to direct the flow of traffic, or to point... Read more »

Starbucks challenger Luckin’s fundraising spree continues with $150M investment – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Coffee startup Luckin is continuing its fundraising spree as it sets its sight on becoming an alternative to Starbucks in China. The a-year-and-a-half old company announced on Thursday that it... Read more »

Waymo launches robotaxi app on Google Play – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Waymo is making its ride-hailing app more widely available by putting it on the Google Play store as the self-driving car company prepares to open up its service to more... Read more »

Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch This week’s banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, over half of the... Read more »

Niantic EC-1, Part 3 and what the data show are the best fundraising decks – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Harry Potter, the Platform, and the Future of Niantic After deep dives into the story of Niantic’s spinout from Google and its creation and development of Pokémon GO, TechCrunch editor... Read more »

Disney+ streaming service launches on November 12, with a price of $6.99 per month – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming strategy took center stage today at the company’s investor day. That strategy includes Hulu (where the recently-closed Fox acquisition has given Disney a contyrolling stake), ESPN+ and... Read more »

Google Cloud takes aim at verticals starting with new set of tools for retailers – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Google might not be Adobe or Salesforce, but it has a particular set of skills, which fit nicely with retailer requirements and can over time help improve the customer experience,... Read more »

Rocket Lab adds satellite manufacturing to its offerings – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Rocket Lab, one of the biggest startups in the NewSpace category of companies providing launch and satellite services, has added satellite manufacturing to the array of services it offers to... Read more »

A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Space tech rockets higher Corporate biotech venture funding rises again Insurance policies are confusing as hell, but the basic business proposition is... Read more »