Facebook’s ex-CSO, Alex Stamos, defends its decision to inject ads in WhatsApp

Alex Stamos, Facebook’s former chief security officer, who left the company this summer to take up a role in academia, has made a contribution to what’s sometimes couched as a debate about how to monetize (and thus sustain) commercial end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms in order that the privacy benefits they otherwise …

Uber Eats, micromobility services are growing faster than Uber’s core ride-hailing business

Uber’s ride-hailing business is growing more slowly than its newer bets. In Uber’s Q1 2019 earnings, the company reported gross bookings growth of 230 percent for its other bets, while ridesharing grew just 22 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Gross bookings are the revenue earned minus things …

Indonesia unblocks Tumblr following its ban on adult content

Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest country by population, has unblocked Tumblr nine months after it blocked the social networking site over pornographic content. Tumblr — which, disclaimer, is owned by Oath Verizon Media Group just like TechCrunch — announced earlier this month that it would remove all “adult content” from its …

Why You Should Have Remote Employees Use Time Tracking Software

The remote working revolution has had a huge number of benefits on companies across sectors. Over 91% of workers said they felt more productive when working from home over working at the office. But you need to make sure that your workers are actually giving 100% otherwise you could see …

A Former Accountant Used a Little-Known Law to Get a $1.1 Million House for Free. Here’s How

For most people, acquiring a million-dollar home involves years of savings and a hefty mortgage. For one former accountant in Australia, all it took were a set of new locks and a lot of patience. Two decades after he wandered into a vacant brick bungalow in the Sydney suburb of …

Tesla is raising up to $1.5 billion through convertible note and share sale

Tesla is raising up to $1.55 billion through the sale of notes and shares, according to a filing made by the EV maker today. The document outlines that Tesla will sell up to $1.35 billion in convertible senior notes. The number could increase further: Tesla is giving underwriters the chance …

13 hacks to get the most out of your Office 365 subscription

Office 365 is growing in popularity, thanks to the diverse suite of products it offers to commercial users. According to Microsoft, there are more than 120 million active business users on a subscription plan, and even more customers who use at least one Office product. Ready to get an Office 365 …

Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer shows redo of the classic in action

’90s kids will remember this. Final Fantasy VII, the game that busted JPRGs out of their niche and helped make the original PlayStation the must-have console of the generation, is, as we all know, being remade. But until today it wasn’t really clear just what “remade” actually meant. The teaser …

5 elements of landscaping websites that drive traffic and make money

According to BrightLocal, 97 percent of consumers use the internet to find local services. With that kind of number, it’s pretty clear that all landscaping businesses should not only invest in a website but create a high-quality landscaping website that drives traffic and revenue. 5 landscaping website elements that drive traffic …

Companies need to be more honest about employer branding

Almost a third of employees have left a job because the culture wasn’t what they expected so firms need to address their employer branding. The research from pre-hire assessment specialists, ThriveMap, claims that 32 percent of employees have left a job because the culture wasn’t what they thought it would …

K Health raises $25m for its AI-powered primary care platform

K Health, the startup providing consumers with an AI-powered primary care platform, has raised $25 million in series B funding. The round was led by 14W, Comcast Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners, with participation from Lerer Hippeau, Primary Ventures, BoxGroup, Bessemer Venture Partners and Max Ventures – all previous investors from …

Fish replacement may be the next big wave in alternative protein development

Brian Kateman Contributor Share on Twitter Brian Kateman is President and Cofounder of the Reducetarian Foundation. Fish make up 16% of animal protein consumed globally, and demand is set to rise, according to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization, largely thanks to rising disposable incomes. But overfishing is hugely problematic – …

Thousands of vulnerable TP-Link routers at risk of remote hijack

Thousands of TP-Link routers are vulnerable to a bug that can be used to remotely take control the device, but it took over a year for the company to publish the patches on its website. The vulnerability allows any low-skilled attacker to remotely gain full access to an affected router. …