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Uber reveals sexual assault numbers – TechCrunch

Uber reveals sexual assault numbers – 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. Uber reveals thousands of sexual assault reports last year Uber just released its first-ever safety report, stating that it received 2,936 […]

Netflix earmarks $420M to fight Disney in India – TechCrunch

Netflix earmarks $420M to fight Disney in India – TechCrunch

Netflix may still not have a million subscribers in India, but it continues to invest big bucks in the nation, where Disney’s Hotstar currently dominates the video streaming market. Reed Hastings, the chief executive of Netflix, said on Friday that the company is on track to spend 30,000 million Indian rupees, or $420.5 million, on […]

Future iPhones could drop charging ports altogether – TechCrunch

Future iPhones could drop charging ports altogether – TechCrunch

Here’s a little early Christmas present for you. Apple analyst extraordinaire Ming-Chi Kuo is out with his latest Apple opus. Per usual, it’s got a lot of fascinating nuggets, this time projecting as far as 2021 in its look at iPhones to come. Let’s skip right to that bit, shall we? It seems that 2021 […]

What we know about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 865 and 765 chips – TechCrunch

What we know about Qualcomm’s next-gen Snapdragon 865 and 765 chips – TechCrunch

Qualcomm’s holding its big annual get-together this week in Hawaii, portioning off Snapdragon news, piece by piece. Yesterday’s event was the big unveiling of the Snapdragon 865 and 765, the chips that will power most of next year’s premium and mid-tier handsets, respectively. Today, the components came into sharper focus. Expect more from both tomorrow, […]

Finally, an official Craigslist app – TechCrunch

Finally, an official Craigslist app – TechCrunch

Fancy websites and services come and go, but Craigslist endures. And now one of its main shortcomings is fixed: there’s an official app. Currently available for iOS and in beta for Android, the app provides a true-to-form Craigslist experience: useful, unfussy, and anonymous. There isn’t much to say about the app beyond that it faithfully […]

Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups – TechCrunch

Lessons from M-Pesa for Africa’s new VC-rich fintech startups – TechCrunch

In African fintech, the fourth quarter of 2019 brought big money to new entrants. Chinese investors put $220 million into OPay and PalmPay — two fledgling startups with plans to scale in Nigeria and the broader continent. Several sources told me the big bucks had created anxiety for more than few payments ventures in Nigeria […]

Instagram finally launches 13+ age checkups – TechCrunch

Instagram finally launches 13+ age checkups – TechCrunch

Instagram is done playing dumb about users’ ages. After 9 years, Instagram is finally embracing more responsibility to protect underage kids from the problems with social media. It will now ask new users to input their birthdate and bar users under 13 from joining. However, it won’t be asking existing users their age, so Instagram […]

Cellphone plans get up to 40% costlier in India – TechCrunch

Cellphone plans get up to 40% costlier in India – TechCrunch

India has long been a wonderland for cellphone users. At a time when most telecom operators across the globe charge anywhere between $5 to $10 for a gigabyte of mobile data, telcos in India deliver that for just a few cents. Spare another $2 to the same telecom operator and you get a gigabyte of […]

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms – TechCrunch

Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 865 and 765 platforms – TechCrunch

This morning at its annual Snapdragon summit in Hawaii, Qualcomm offered a glimpse at two new Snapdragon chips. You know how this works: the chipmaker offers some insight into the components that will power the vast majority of Android flagships over the course of the coming year. The two headliners for the even are the […]

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