App-based bikesharing takes a hit after Mobike suffers at the hands of vandals

The world's largest app-based bikesharing company has exited the English city of Manchester citing vandalism and theft. The departure marks the first time Mobike has been forced to leave a...

Instagram said to be prepping a standalone shopping app

Instagram is reportedly building a new standalone ecommerce app called "IG Shopping." If it launches, IG Shopping would allow 'grammers to browse and purchase a range of products, similar to...

Samsung wants to give new features to midrange phones before flagships

Samsung is looking for new ways to invigorate sales, and pumping up its midrange phones with new features and high specs may be the way to go -- and these...

Google plans crackdown on tech-support scams appearing in search ads

Concerned about the number of "tech-support" scams showing up in its search engine ads, Google says it's to launch a verification program to ensure that only legitimate providers of third-party...

Nissan recalls a range of vehicles to fix potentially dangerous ignition issue

Nissan is recalling just over 165,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to fix a potentially dangerous issue with the key ignition system. Nissan said it could cause the engine...

Secret ad deal with MasterCard lets Google track shoppers’ retail purchases

Josh Edelson/Getty ImagesIn a secret deal estimated to be worth millions of dollars, Google paid MasterCard to track whether online ad clicks translated to sales inside retail stores. According...

MSI targets pros with a thin and light laptop packed with GeForce Max-Q graphics

MSI introduced the P65 notebook, which targets content creators and professionals, during the IFA 2018 convention in Berlin. Buyers will have two options: A White Limited Edition model and a Silver...

Tesla wants help, will hire customer experience specialists at 98 locations

Tesla is hiring showroom sales and delivery staff. Perhaps Tesla’s recent reported success in ramping up Model 3 production line output is the reason for the hiring spree. It may be that...

FirstMark Capital’s Catherine Ulrich is joining us at TechCrunch Sessions: AR/VR

One of the underlying trends of VR/AR investment in 2018 is that money has become harder to come by for startups which may have had no trouble pulling together a...

Australia’s Simple lands $17M to grow its marketing intelligence platform worldwide

Simple, an Australia-based business that operates a platform for managing marketing strategies and campaigns, has pulled in $17 million to expand its business in the U.S. and other global markets. The...

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China's Huawei says first half revenue climbs 15 percent, slowest in...

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, one of the world's largest telecom equipment makers, posted on Thursday a 15 percent...