SAN FRANCISCO — It has become common wisdom that too much time spent on smartphones and social media is responsible for a recent spike in anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, especially
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Monday named its youngest president as its new smartphone chief as the firm seeks to defend its lead in the handset market from rising challenges from rivals
In an exclusive, extensive interview with The Washington Post — his first with a major U.S. media outlet since the day last February he abruptly pulled the plug on a Univision taping and ejected its journalists
YANGON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Saturday blamed a technical error for Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s name appearing as “Mr Shithole” in posts on its platform when translated into English from Burmese,
Until recently, Hoan Ton-That’s greatest hits included an obscure iPhone game and an app that let people put Donald Trump’s distinctive yellow hair on their own photos. Then Mr. Ton-That — an Australian
This article has been revised to reflect the following correction: An earlier version of this article referred incorrectly to a news release for a film about accusations against Russell Simmons. The release
The Ringer, founded in 2016 by former ESPN commentator Bill Simmons, has over 30 podcasts Spotify Technology SA is in talks to buy sports and pop-culture outlet the Ringer, according to people familiar
Cambridge Analytica whistleblower Brittany Kaiser has released new documents today that illuminate the initial jockeying between the company and Facebook as they discussed the need for Cambridge Analytica
State law ‘runs off the road’ in violating federal pre-emption of trucking regulation, judge writes in issuing injunction A federal judge halted California’s attempt to regulate trucking companies’ use
An NBC News producer gained access to an underground operation in Los Angeles where dealers were selling bulk amounts of bootleg THC vape cartridges. The address was posted on a Friday night and visible
Airports in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will begin screening passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, for infection with a mysterious respiratory virus that has killed two people and sickened
Next month, California’s Department of Motor Vehicles will release the latest batch of reports from companies testing self-driving vehicles in the state. But the reports offer, at best, a flawed glimpse
It's never too late to jump into the streaming service game. NBC on Thursday unveiled its Peacock offering that will launch as early as April 15 as a competitor to the likes of Netflix, YouTube TV and Disney+. The service will be available through a freemium model and feature ads. Here's everything you need to know about NBC's Peacock, including some of the original shows coming soon.
Tech’s 2019 Year in Review: What to Do About Big Tech, the Tech Cold War and the Age of Foldables and Streaming
As we reflect on the events that made up 2019, we offer a deeper dive into 10 themes that shaped the tech world: it’s our second annual Year in Tech Review! There were many stories to choose from this
A management shakeup at Google's parent company Alphabet this week saw the departures of two of Silicon Valley's iconic leaders. After more than two decades, Larry Page and Sergey Brin have stepped away from day-to-day management of the company they co-founded, turning the keys over to Google CEO Sundar Pichai. Take a closer look at Alphabet's new leader, reactions from some of tech's insiders, why Page and Brin walked away, and problems that Pichai will have to navigate—from regulators, employees and a public wary about Google's impact on society.
Apple is removing all vaping-related apps from the App Store today, according to Axios, shortly after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 2,172 lung injury cases linked to e-cigarette
Facebook's CEO traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday for a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee to answer questions about the Libra crypto project. Here's what Mark Zuckerberg told lawmakers about why they should trust his company, the dangers of China and what would cause Facebook to leave the non-profit association it co-founded. Get all the highlights here.
NASA's first all-female spacewalk will take place Friday with astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir, whose task will be to replace a faulty battery charge-discharge unit. Plus, an unusual, brainless organism called "the blob" or "many-headed slime," will make its first public appearance at the Paris Zoological Park Saturday. This single-cell being lacks a nervous system, has 720 sexes, can learn, pass knowledge to other molds, and heal itself in minutes, baffling scientists. And, a new seismic phenomenon named "stormquakes" discovered.
Google pulled back the covers on its newest product lineup, much of which had been heavily leaked in the days prior. From the Pixel 4 smartphone to the Pixelbook Go Chromebook, Nest Wifi, Nest Mini and launch date for Google Stadia, get all the details (and early hands-on reviews) here.
Five finalists for the Startup Battlefield are named, Bird's CEO announces the company's $275 million funding round, and what's the latest on "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams' startup? Here are highlights from the second day of TechCrunch Disrupt.
Will Smith and director Ang Lee paid a visit to the Disrupt stage, NBA star Stephen Curry talked about being a VC, and what did executives from PagerDuty, Box, and Slack have to say about the IPO process? Here are highlights from the first day of TechCrunch Disrupt.
Uber is changing as it shifts from a closely held unicorn start-up to a publicly traded company that appears to be losing investors’ confidence, according to interviews with current and former workers.