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Uber tries to reassure customers that it takes safety seriously, following NYTimes book exerpt

UBER TRIES TO REASSURE CUSTOMERS THAT IT TAKES SAFETY SERIOUSLY, FOLLOWING NYTIMES BOOK EXERPT

It's hard at times not to feel sorry for CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, given all that he inherited when he became the ride-share giant's top...

Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more

Y COMBINATOR DEMO DAY, REVENUE-BASED VC FUNDING, PIVOTAL, DELL, TUMBLR, WEWORK, AND MORE

Editor's note Due to bad travel logistics , I wasn't able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry...

 
 
 

THE NEW DISNEY+ STREAMING SERVICE IS ORIENTED AROUND FANS AND FAMILIES

You can tell a lot about a service by what it prioritizes on its home screen. With the new Disney + service the focus is initially...

Driving Volkswagen's all-electric ID Buggy concept

DRIVING VOLKSWAGEN'S ALL-ELECTRIC ID BUGGY CONCEPT

The VW electric ID Buggy concept is delightful and bright, stout and smiling. It's a vehicle fit for the sunshine and sand dunes, or...

 
 
 
Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption

STARTUPS WEEKLY: DIAMOND-ENCRUSTED DISRUPTION

And welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week's noteworthy startups and venture capital news....

GRAPHCORE FOUNDER NIGEL TOON TO TALK ABOUT AI CHIPS AT DISRUPT BERLIN

It's easy to forget that Silicon Valley starts with ‘silicon', and that there would be no technology innovation without innovation...

 
 
 

CONFIRMED: DISNEY IS MAKING AN OBI-WAN SERIES WITH EWAN MCGREGOR

The rumors have been suggesting it for a while now, and fans have been pretty much begging for it... and it's happening: Ewan McGregor...

HERE'S THE FIRST TRAILER FOR THE UPCOMING DISNEY+ STAR WARS SERIES, THE MANDALORIAN

It's here! About ten months after we learned that Jon Favreau would be heading up a Star Wars series called “The Mandalorian” on Disney's...

 
 
 

TRUMP ADDS TARIFFS TO $550 BILLION OF CHINESE IMPORTS IN TRADE WAR REPRISAL

President Trump announced Friday on Twitter that tariffs on Chinese imports will increase 5 percentage points in a tit-for-tat response...

DISNEY INTRODUCES “SHE HULK”, “MOON KNIGHT” AND “MS. MARVEL” TO DISNEY+ STREAMING SERVICE

As part of its big reveal of the slate of shows coming to Disney+ streaming service, Marvel head Kevin Feige introduced three new shows...

 
 
 

VAPE LUNG HAS CLAIMED ITS FIRST VICTIM, AND THE CDC IS INVESTIGATING

A person has died from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speculate is a vaping-related condition. Nearly 200 other...

Bag Week 2019: A whole bunch of fannies

BAG WEEK 2019: A WHOLE BUNCH OF FANNIES

It's finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we're bringing you...

 
 
 

CHINESE TARIFF RETALIATION, PRESIDENTIAL TWEETS AND MARKET UNEASE SENDS EXCHANGES PLUMMETING

After a week of modest gains, major stock indexes plummeted on Friday as China retaliated against U.S. tariffs by imposing $75 billion...

WALMART AND TESLA ARE GOING TO TRY AND WORK THINGS OUT

Walmart came out swinging earlier this week in a lawsuit that accused Tesla of breach of contract and gross negligence over problems...

 
 
 

HOW PIVOTAL GOT BAILED OUT BY FELLOW DELL FAMILY MEMBER, VMWARE

When Dell acquired EMC in 2016 for $67 billion, it created a complicated consortium of interconnected organizations. Some, like VMware...

Waxed canvas messengers from Trakke, Waterfield, and Mission Workshop are spacious and rugged

WAXED CANVAS MESSENGERS FROM TRAKKE, WATERFIELD, AND MISSION WORKSHOP ARE SPACIOUS AND RUGGED

It's nearing the end of Bag Week 2019 , where we highlight the best receptacles for the tech we cover daily, and we've got a few more...

 
 
 
Backup service IDrive launches a face recognition API for developers

BACKUP SERVICE IDRIVE LAUNCHES A FACE RECOGNITION API FOR DEVELOPERS

I did a bit of a double take when I first saw this announcement. IDrive , an online cloud storage and backup service, is launching...

Netflix tests human-driven curation with launch of ‘Collections'

NETFLIX TESTS HUMAN-DRIVEN CURATION WITH LAUNCH OF ‘COLLECTIONS'

Netflix is testing a new way to help users find TV shows and movies they'll want to watch with the launch of a “Collections” feature,...

 
 
 
Daily Crunch: Overstock CEO resigns

DAILY CRUNCH: OVERSTOCK CEO RESIGNS

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...

WATCH A WAYMO SELF-DRIVING CAR TEST ITS SENSORS IN A HABOOB

Waymo, the self-driving car company under Alphabet, has been testing in the suburbs of Phoenix for several years now. And while the...

 
 
 



Trump says he'll try to help complete a long-awaited New York City subway...

Trump says he'll try to help complete a long-awaited New York City subway project which would revolutionize commutes

Mark Wilson/Getty Images, Gary Hershorn/Getty Images President Donald Trump resurfaced a project involving the New York City subway over the weekend that was revealed in 2017... Read more ...

New 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' footage unveiled to fans teases Rey...

New 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' footage unveiled to fans teases Rey with a double-bladed lightsaber

Disney showed brand new footage of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" during a Saturday morning panel at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California. The video teased the presence of... Read more ...

Trade And Economic Tensions Loom Over G7 Summit In France

Trade And Economic Tensions Loom Over G7 Summit In France

Just before leaving Washington, D.C., Friday, President Trump hiked tariffs on Chinese imports and threatened to force American companies to leave China. Read more ...

The 9 states in the US where people have the most money in savings

The 9 states in the US where people have the most money in savings

Shutterstock/Sean Pavone People in the states with the highest incomes and highest costs of living don't necessarily have the most in the bank, data from GOBankingRates... Read more ...

Investors have been plowing money into bitcoin since the start of the...

Investors have been plowing money into bitcoin since the start of the US-China trade war

Many investors have bought gold, a conventional haven asset, as the US-China trade war continues to weigh on global growth and market sentiment. People also plowed money into... Read more ...

I opened high-yield savings accounts two different banks to start earning 20...

I opened high-yield savings accounts two different banks to start earning 20 times more on my money, and I can tell you they live up to the hype

I t took me until later into my life than I'd like to admit to jump on the savings account train, but once I did, I pushed ahead full-throttle. I opened a high-yield savings... Read more ...

The Amazon Rainforest is burning. Here's why there are so many fires and...

The Amazon Rainforest is burning. Here's why there are so many fires and what it all means for the planet

So far this year, Brazil has experienced more than 76,000 fires - nearly double the 2018 total of 40,000. Some 10,000 of these fires have started in the past few weeks, many of... Read more ...

Every major change Tesla has made to the Model S throughout the years

Every major change Tesla has made to the Model S throughout the years

Tesla first introduced the Model S in 2012. Since then, it has earned lots of recognition and awards like MotorTrend's "Ultimate Car of the Year." The car, now seven years old... Read more ...

Democratic presidential candidates don't want to sound too happy about the...

Democratic presidential candidates don't want to sound too happy about the prospect of a Trump recession - even though it could be their ticket to victory in 2020

Democrats face a dilemma in how to respond to the looming prospect of an economic downturn, which would likely dent President Donald Trump's chances of re-election in... Read more ...

A relationship expert says making these common mistakes after a breakup can...

A relationship expert says making these common mistakes after a breakup can lead to a negative thought spiral

Breakups can conjure up a negative thought spiral where we blame ourselves for everything that went wrong. This is when people tend to make the biggest mistakes that halt their... Read more ...