Japanese pawn shop app Cash acquired for $62.2M by DMM
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 03:45:28 +0000
 DMM, one of Japan’s largest Internet and e-commerce conglomerates, announced today that it will pay 7 billion yen (about $62.2 million) for pawn shop app Cash. Launched this summer, Cash’s software automatically appraises an item’s value based on user photos and offers a cash advance using it as collateral. Read More
Crunch Report | Apple gets served a search warrant and Uber buys a bunch of Volvos
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:00:25 +0000
 Hi, my name is Brian. I’ll be your host all Turkey week. Today’s stories: Apple served with a search warrant, Uber orders 24,000 Volvos, Germany bans children’s smartwatches and Using AR to explore endangered species. Read More
Check out the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:17:14 +0000
 It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time for the holidays again. Time to untangle the lights, dust off the wreath and start figuring out what the heck you’re going to get everyone. Need ideas? We can help! Check out the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide here. Read More
Managing software complexity through intent-based programming
Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:31 +0000
 Software is losing its magic. We simply demand too much from the current approaches. As a result, software developers are losing the battle with complexity, often without realizing it. To bring the magic back into software, developers need to make software itself more autonomous. Read More
12 great gifts for photography lovers
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 23:38:46 +0000
 You can get a lot of neat gifts for the photographer in the family or friend group once you starting thinking outside the camera body. These are just some ideas at a range of different price points to satisfy the shutter bugs out there. A picture may be worth a thousand words… but a good, useful gift for a photographer can be priceless if it means getting that killer shot. Read More
How the Kindle was designed through 10 years and 15 generations
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:58:17 +0000
 The Kindle has become one of the most ubiquitous pieces of specialty electronics in the world since it launched 10 years ago, but the device has changed so much since its debut that one can hardly believe the oldest and newest models are meant to do the same thing. Amazon’s Chris Green talked with me for a retrospective of the design choices that have defined and redefined the device. Read More
Shujaa Delivery aims to compete with Aramax, DHL and others
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:29:19 +0000
On-demand delivery is a coveted service in traffic-congested Nairobi. Enter Shujaa Delivery, a Nairobi-based door-to-door delivery and courier service for businesses that uses motorcycles instead of cars. Read More
Amazon’s all-new Echo goes (RED) for a limited time
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 22:19:43 +0000
 The new Echo is a better looking device than its predecessor, thanks in large part to its various fabric coverings. Now, there’s a new option for the outer shell: A PRODUCT(RED) special limited edition. The fabric outer comes in red, appropriately enough, and $10 of the purchase price (of $99.99, same as any other Echo) will go toward (RED)’s work fighting AIDS through the Global Fund. Read More