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The 48 startups that launched at Y Combinator S16 Demo Day 2

yc-all-demo-day The world’s most prestigious startup school launched 48 companies today at part 2 of its Summer 2016 Demo Day. Nanoparticle analytics and delivery robots were amongst the products revealed in the B2B, biotech, enterprise, edtech, fintech, and hardware verticals. You can check out our write-ups of all 44 startups that launched yesterday, and TechCrunch’s picks for the top 7 from… Read More

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Josh Constine,John Mannes,Matthew Lynley

August 24th

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Banking trojan Zeus Panda shambles into Brazil ahead of Olympics

panda It seems there’s no limit to the perils being faced by athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics: not just their competitors, but toxic water, poor accommodations, and impressive mobile bills. Add malicious pandas to the menu — virtual ones, at least. A nasty Trojan known as Zeus Panda has made its way to the Olympic host just in time for an influx of visitors. Read More

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Devin Coldewey

August 4th

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iPhone, iPad and Mac sales are down, but Apple only cares about services now

iPhoneSESide Apple just reported its Q3 2016 earnings, and investors are sending its stock through the roof. While the company managed to beat analysts’ expectations, Apple is selling less iPhones, iPads and Macs than last year during the same period. The long period of endless growth on all product lines is definitely over. Read More

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Romain Dillet

July 26th

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Some last-minute thoughts about Apple’s earnings

shutterstock apple shanghai china In about an hour, Apple will announce its quarterly earnings. So you’ll soon be able to read all about it on TechCrunch as we have a team ready to look at all these numbers and find out if they’re moving up or down. But I’m going to use this opportunity to give you a few thoughts about what’s going to happen and what you should look for. Read More

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Romain Dillet

July 26th

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Apple will sell limited edition Apple Watch bands for the Olympics as sales stall

 Are you ready for the performance-enhancing drugs TV special called the Olympic Games? It looks like Apple is ready for the marketing branding extravaganza as the company is releasing limited edition bands for the Apple Watch. GQ first spotted these new bands. Unfortunately, you’ll have to book a flight to Rio to buy one. Read More

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Romain Dillet

July 22nd

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The Europas — It’s time for different type of tech conference

awards3 (1) Let’s face it. Some tech conferences have lost their way. While TechCrunch Disrupt remains a firmly curated, media-driven, event, with hundreds of journalists attending, a couple of other conferences have really gone for scale. A minimum of 15,000 people, thousands of companies, echoing halls — and a lot of investors (and journalists) turning their badges around so they don’t… Read More

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Mike Butcher

May 20th

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Mobile

UK graphics company Imagination Technologies is laying off 350 as it feels the iPhone pinch

hardware semiconductor Smartphone sales are slowing down, and it looks like Apple might see its first iPhone sales decline in the next quarter. That pinch is now being felt by one of Apple’s key suppliers. UK company Imagination Technologies announced today that it is restructuring its company. It will lay off 350 people and shutter some operations in the process — 200 announced today, on top of… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

March 17th

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Kickstarter Needs Better Ways To Sanity-Check Complex Hardware Projects, Says Zano Review

kickstarter_blog At the back end of last year, it emerged that crowdfunding platform Kickstarter had commissioned a freelance journalist to report on the collapse of a high profile U.K.-based drone project that was also the highest funded European project on its platform. The Zano review has now been published… Read More

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Natasha Lomas

January 21st

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HTC Denies Reports It Will Spin Its VR Business Into A Standalone Company

vive Virtual reality is becoming a major focus for struggling smartphone maker HTC, but not so major that it will spin out its VR business into a standalone company. Read More

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Jon Russell

January 19th

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Toshiba To Cut 7,800 Jobs, Forecasts Record $4.5 Billion Loss

Toshiba Just in time for CES, consumer electronics giant Toshiba announced another wave of layoffs. This time, the company plans to axe 6,800 jobs in the consumer electronics business. It represents around 30 percent of the consumer electronics division, or 3 percent of Toshiba’s workforce. In addition to these cuts, 1,000 people in the corporate staff will also lose their job as part of an… Read More

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Romain Dillet

December 22nd

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