Stop repeating this privacy lie – TechCrunch

From 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... Read more »

Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting the movements of pedestrians that takes into account... Read more »

Uber reports $3B in Q4 revenue, rising operating losses – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Ahead of its anticipated initial public offering this year, Uber reported a net loss of $865 million in the fourth quarter. That figure, however, was aided by a tax benefit... Read more »

Romance scams cost more money than any other type of consumer fraud, says the Federal Trade Commission – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch The Federal Trade Commission has released data that shows romance scams cost more money than other types of consumer fraud reported to the agency last year—and the problem is getting... Read more »

Lyft brings on Uber’s former global head of internal audit – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch The battle between Uber and Lyft, which are both expected to go public this year, continues. Today, Lyft announced the hire of Michelle DeBella, formerly Uber’s global head of internal... Read more »

Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch China’s Soocas continues to jostle with global toothbrush giants as it raises 200 million yuan ($30 million) in a series C funding round. The Shenzhen-based oral care manufacturer has secured the... Read more »

Startup names may have passed peak weirdness – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Where seed and early-stage funding is growing, contracting or holding steady Hire faster, work happier: Startups target employment with AI and engagement... Read more »

NASA releases the “last light” image taken by Kepler before it retired last year – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch NASA Kepler space telescope’s “last light” image NASA has released the final view taken by Kepler in September, shortly before the space telescope was retired after nearly a decade of... Read more »

Spotify buys Gimlet and Anchor – TechCrunch

From 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... Read more »

Lunchr grabs $34 million for its corporate lunch card – TechCrunch

From Techcrunch French startup Lunchr is raising a $34 million funding round (€30 million) from Index Ventures, with existing investors Daphni, Idinvest and Kima Ventures also participating. The company had already raised... Read more »