Wanna Kicks, a new AR app from Wannaby, lets you virtually “try on” your next pair of kicks

Wannaby, a startup out of Belarus that is building “AR commerce” experiences, has launched a beta of its latest app, which aims to make it easier to find the perfect sneakers. Dubbed “Wanna Kicks,” the iOS app uses augmented reality to let you “try on” various pairs of sneakers. You …

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 …

New e-commerce restrictions in India just ruined Christmas for Amazon and Walmart

The Indian government is playing the role of festive party pooper for Walmart and Amazon after it announced new regulations that look set to impede the U.S. duo’s efforts to grow their businesses in India. Online commerce in the country is tipped to surpass $100 billion per year by 2022 …

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 …

Alsid raises $14.7 million to secure your Active Directory installation

French startup Alsid has raised a $14.7 million funding round (€13 million). The company is working on a security solution to protect your Microsoft Active Directory installation and make sure a hacker can’t access your system. Idinvest Partners is leading today’s round. Existing investors 360 Capital Partners and Axeleo Capital …

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 …