Apps for helping with homework

School’s back in session, which means homework’s back, too! But don’t fret about those tests, there are plenty of apps to help make prepping easier. TechCrunch tested...

Thinking about the social cost of technology

Every time I call my mum for a chat there’s usually a point on the phone call where she’ll hesitate and then, apologizing in advance,...

Facebook tests facial recognition for account recovery

Facebook has its own version of Apple’s Face ID. If you get locked out of your Facebook account, the company is testing a way to...

Reactant is a new native framework for iOS apps

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to Xcode, a small Czech team called Brightify has created Reactant, a framework that makes...

Disney releases DisneyNow, a new app that combines live TV, on-demand, games and music

Disney’s streaming service may still be years away, but the company this week has launched a new app for streaming Disney’s series, Disney Channel movies,...

Uber CEO to meet London transport chief after license loss

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will go to London to meet with the city’s transport commissioner following the regulator’s decision to withdraw licensing. A Transport for London...

Anchor raises $10 million for podcast platform

A quarter of Americans listen to podcasts each month, but far fewer make them. Anchor is a startup that is looking to change that with its...

Facebook helps blood donation go viral

Facebook doesn’t just want to make it easy to sign up to be a blood donor from the News Feed. It’s also creating a special...

Transit raises another $5M from Accel to become a hub for public transportation

Transit started off as a slick app that helped you get in a complex metro area with public transportation, but now CEO Jake Sion has...

Instagram now has 800 million monthly and 500 million daily active users

Instagram’s still growing at a rapid pace, having added 100 million new monthly active users in just a month since it last reported a new...

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Investors bet on a quiet tech revolution in Europe

LONDON It's not banking or mining shares, but rather technology stocks, that have come up trumps in Europe this year and are poised...