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User’s Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

TechCrunch | Sept. 18, 2021, 5:16 p.m.

TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 approaches in just three days. Here’s your how-to guide for everything you can expect at Disrupt. Although the main show kicks off on Tuesday the 21st, there’ll be some sneak peeks and extras going down on Monday. Make sure to log in to Hopin by noon on Monday to catch it all, […]

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This Week in Apps: Apple’s iPhone event, App Annie hit with securities fraud, OpenSea goes mobile

TechCrunch | Sept. 18, 2021, 2:30 p.m.

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year also spent 3.5 trillion minutes using apps on Android devices […]

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1 change that can fix the VC funding crisis for women founders

TechCrunch | Sept. 18, 2021, 10:30 a.m.

We need to increase the number of women investing partners who can write large seed checks.

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Pokemon Go beginner's guide and tips - CNET

CNET | Sept. 17, 2021, 7:30 p.m.

Here's everything you need to know to get started in the popular Pokemon mobile game.

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Senate will grill tech execs after report that Instagram can harm teens' mental health

CNBC | Sept. 17, 2021, 7:06 p.m.

Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., the ranking member of the subcommittee, announced the hearing in an interview on CNBC's "Closing Bell" Friday.

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FDA panel votes to recommend third shot for some Pfizer vaccine recipients - CNET

CNET | Sept. 17, 2021, 6:13 p.m.

An advisory committee says Pfizer recipients who are at risk for severe COVID-19, including people age 65 and older, should get a third shot.

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Billionaire Peter Thiel could be forced to pull $5 billion from his retirement account, if House bill passes

CNBC | Sept. 17, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

House Democrats are taking aim at "mega" IRAs like that of billionaire Peter Thiel in tax legislation unveiled this week.

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Apple Watch 7: Release date, new features and when the heck you can buy one - CNET

CNET | Sept. 17, 2021, 5:45 p.m.

The newest watch starts at $399 and isn't coming until later in the fall. If you were considering a Series 6, you may want to wait a bit.

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FDA panel votes against Pfizer booster for general public - CNET

CNET | Sept. 17, 2021, 5:42 p.m.

In a follow-up vote, the panel voted that the benefits of a third dose for older adults and individuals at high risk of severe COVID-19 outweigh the risks.

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J&J vaccine boosters: Who needs one, and when can you get it? - CNET

CNET | Sept. 17, 2021, 5:39 p.m.

As the country tries to iron out booster plans for the general population, recipients of the one-dose shot are left out, even immunocompromised people. Here's what we do know.

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The RetroBeat — Diablo II: Resurrected readies for launch during a dark time at Blizzard

VentureBeat | Sept. 17, 2021, 5:30 p.m.

GamesBeat talked with Diablo II: Resurrected principal designer Rob Gallerani and lead graphics engineer Kevin Todisco.

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Theranos Whistle-Blower Erika Cheung Concludes Her Testimony in Elizabeth Holmes Trial

New York Times | Sept. 17, 2021, 5:10 p.m.

Erika Cheung, who raised issues about how the company conducted its blood tests, spent three days on the stand in the trial of Elizabeth Holmes.

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'Devious licks' on TikTok encourages school vandals: What you need to know about the trend - CNET

CNET | Sept. 17, 2021, 4:30 p.m.

Schools across the country are dealing with clogged toilets, missing mirrors and stolen fire extinguishers. Here's what TikTok is doing to try to curb the trend.

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UN calls for ‘urgent’ action over AI’s risk to human rights

Artificial Intelligence News | Sept. 17, 2021, 11:15 a.m.

The United Nations’ (UN) head of human rights has called for all member states to put a moratorium on the sale and use of artificial intelligence systems. UN high commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet acknowledged that AI can be a “force for good” but that it could also have “negative, even catastrophic, effects” if... Read more »The post UN calls for ‘urgent’ action over AI’s risk to human rights appeared first on AI News.

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As enterprise tech explodes, founders seek a double bottom line

VentureBeat | Sept. 17, 2021, 10:10 a.m.

Valor Ventures' Lisa Calhoun sees more startup entrepreneurs wanting to be both profitable and have a positive impact on the world.

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