Why the future of Chinese e-commerce is in its rural areas

Hugh Harsono Contributor Hugh Harsono is a former financial analyst currently serving as a U.S. Army officer. More posts by this contributor Television content creation in China Bank-based blockchain projects are going to transform...

The largest software acquisition ever: IBM to buy Red Hat for $34B

At a price typically reserved for semiconductor companies, telecoms, and pharmaceutical giants, IBM announced today it would pay a record $34 billion in cash and debt to acquire...

Amazon launches a cloud-based robotics testing platform

Amazon’s kicking off Re:Invent week with the launch of AWS RoboMaker. The cloud-based service utilizes the widely deployed open-source software Robot Operating System (ROS) to offer developers a place...

Artie aims to bring you closer to your digital idols with autonomous AR avatars

If you spend enough time scrolling through manicured photos of manicured lives on social media, you might come to the realization that maybe the fakeness of the online world...

Amazon warehouse workers in Europe stage ‘we are not robots’ protests

Amazon warehouse workers in several countries in Europe are protesting over what they claim are inhuman working conditions which treat people like robots. It’s the latest in a...

Samsung shares a glimpse of its folding ‘Infinity Flex Display’ smartphone

After hyping its unveil of its long-rumored folding smartphone, Samsung kind of delivered an announcement, revealing a dual-screen folding phone prototype. “How can we make the screen bigger without actually...

Jennifer Garner’s baby food company Once Upon a Farm raises $20M Series B

CAVU Venture Partners has led the $20 million Series B for Once Upon a Farm, which sells organic, cold-pressed baby food in 8,500 grocery stores in the U.S. The...

Blood money

Some years ago an investor I met at a TechCrunch event invited me out for a coffee. This happens a lot; as a weekly columnist here I am deemed...

The nation-state of the internet

The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what with the rise of...

Gift Guide: The best security and privacy tech to keep your friends safe

Libertarian on lockdown? Privacy minded or paranoid? Security is more front of mind today than ever before. If it’s not a company vacuuming up your data or nation states trying...