Week In Review: Google Rips Out Its Sweet Tooth

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Week in Review: Google rips out its sweet tooth: Lucas Matney


Hey. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I …

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


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 boss back in April 2017. Among his many to-do items: take public a money-losing company whose private-market valuation had al…

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


Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published this week on Extra Crunch in one fell swoop — and my, we c…

The new Disney+ streaming service is oriented around fans and families: Jonathan Shieber


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 organized by fan base, with different silos for the company’s various studios and the fans that follow them. As the company gets…

Driving Volkswagen's all-electric ID Buggy concept: Kirsten Korosec


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 perhaps a less committing slow roll along the beach. And so my first drive in a prototype of the all-electric buggy — along th…

Startups Weekly: Diamond-encrusted disruption: Kate Clark


In this week's newsletter: Andreessen Horowitz's latest investment, Pietra, is tackling the $250 billion jewelry market.

Graphcore founder Nigel Toon to talk about AI chips at Disrupt Berlin: Romain Dillet


It’s easy to forget that Silicon Valley starts with ‘silicon’, and that there would be no technology innovation without innovation at the silicon level. And Graphcore is well aware of that as the Bristol-based company is designing its own dedicated AI chipset…

Confirmed: Disney is making an Obi-Wan series with Ewan McGregor: Greg Kumparak


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 will return to the role of Obi-Wan for a new Disney+ series. Disney dropped the news at a panel during D23 this evening, almos…

Here's the first trailer for the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series, The Mandalorian: Greg Kumparak


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 soon-to-launch streaming service Disney+, we have the first full trailer. It premiered this evening during the Disney+ pa…

Vape lung has claimed its first victim, and the CDC is investigating: Devin Coldewey


A person has died from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention speculate is a vaping-related condition. Nearly 200 other cases of varying severeness have been reported nationwide described by the CDC as "severe unexplained respiratory systems afte…


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