Tencent leads $50M investment in NewsDog, an app vying to be India’s Toutiao

The growth of China’s Bytedance, an ambitious $30 billion tech firm, and its highly addictive Toutiao news aggregator app has set off a search for services with similar growth...

Space Photos of the Week: Meet TESS, the Exoplanet Hunter

This black and white image might look like static on a very old television, but each dot is in fact a star. There are more than 200,000 stars in this...

CommerceDNA wins the TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech

It’s been a long night at VivaTech. The building hosted a very special competition — the very first TechCrunch Hackathon in Paris. Hundreds of engineers and designers got together to come...

This UK startup thinks it can win the self-driving car race with better machine...

A new U.K. self-driving car startup founded by Amar Shah and Alex Kendall, two machine learning PhDs from University of Cambridge, is de-cloaking today. Wayve — backed by New York-based...

UPDATE: WorkFusion adds to its $50 million with strategic investors as it bulks up...

WorkFusion, a business process automation software developer, added two new investors to its $50 million April round. The company’s new strategic investors include the large insurance company, Guardian; healthcare services provider...

Fiix raises $12M to smooth out the asset maintenance process

As sensors become cheaper and easier to install, the whole process of maintaining equipment and assets is starting to shift from just scrambling to fix problems to getting a hold...

Detroit: Become Human ending discussion – what happens when you finish the game

Detroit: Become Human is out now. And my goodness, we need to talk about Detroit’s endings, because they are emotional, varied, and incredibly climactic. Whatever path you forged through the game’s...

Gadget Lab Podcast: The Very Human Element of Self-Driving Cars

One of the greatest ironies in this still-nascent era of self-driving cars is that humans are the backup safety drivers for these autonomous systems, while the systems themselves are supposed...

Gravy’s new mobile game show is ‘Price is Right’ mixed with QVC

Following the success of the live mobile game show HQ Trivia, a team of serial entrepreneurs have begun testing the market to see if another game show concept can work,...