Answers to your burning questions about how ‘Sign In with Apple’ works

One of the bigger security announcements from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this week is Apple’s new requirement that app developers must implement the company’s new single sign-on solution, Sign In with Apple, wherever they already offer another third-party sign-on system. Apple’s decision to require its button in those scenarios is …

AWS revenue growth slips a bit, but remains Amazon’s golden goose

Like Azure last week, AWS reported some slippage in its cloud earnings growth numbers today, dropping from 49 percent growth last year at this time to 37 percent this year. Total revenue increased from Q2 last year from $6.105 billion to $8.381 billion this year. Today’s report puts the company …

How top VCs view the new future of micromobility

Earlier this month, TechCrunch held its annual Mobility Sessions event, where leading mobility-focused auto companies, startups, executives and thought leaders joined us to discuss all things autonomous vehicle technology, micromobility and electric vehicles. Extra Crunch is offering members access to full transcripts key panels and conversations from the event, including …

Apple acquiring most of Intel’s smartphone modem business $1B deal

Apple has entered into a deal to acquire a majority of Intel’s modem business, TechCrunch has learned. The deal, valued at around $1 billion includes Intel IP and employees, with Apple bringing over 2,200 new roles and bringing its portfolio up 17,000 wireless technology patents. The deal confirms earlier rumors …

A fight is brewing between two machine intelligence startups, and neither side looks all that smart

Sometimes, reading a lawsuit, it’s tempting to pick sides, to judge who is more right than wrong based on its contents. But a new lawsuit involving two venture-backed companies — both of which are rooted in machine intelligence — makes both sides sound surprisingly careless given their line of work. …

Apple could gradually switch to new laptop keyboard mechanism starting this fall

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities has released a new report, as Apple Insider spotted. I’ve read the report and it focuses specifically on keyboard suppliers that would potentially work with Apple . And the company should potentially replace the unreliable butterfly mechanism with a new scissor mechanism. The …

Microsoft and the second Softbank Vision Fund as another play for corporate cloud dominance

It looks like the return of Softbank’s Vision Fund may be less reliant on murder money and more reliant on Microsoft’s money-making machine for its backing. The rumored involvement of Microsoft in financing Softbank Vision Fund II (electric boogaloo?) is interesting for what it may indicate about how the relationship …

Ford-owned Spin is bringing a tougher electric scooter to dozens of cities

Spin, the electric scooter company acquired by a Ford subsidiary for around $100 million, is launching a new electric scooter with a sturdier frame, improved braking system, bigger tires and longer-range battery. In short, this third-generation product is built to handle the kind of abuse that a shared dockless scooter …

Watch SpaceX launch a twice-flown Dragon capsule for its 18th ISS mission live

Let’s try this again: SpaceX is looking to launch its 18th International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission on Thursday at 6:01 PM ET (3:01 PM PT), a day after it tried to do so a first time. The initial attempt was scrubbed at the last minute due to weather conditions …

Sumo Logic announces $110M Series G investment on valuation over $1B

Sumo Logic, a cloud data analytics and log analysis company, announced a $110 million Series G investment today. The company indicated that its valuation was “north of a billion dollars,” but wouldn’t give an exact figure. Today’s round was led by Battery Ventures with participation from new investors Tiger Global …

NBCUniversal plans to launch its streaming service in April 2020

NBCUniversal is getting a little more specific about its streaming plans. Variety reports that NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke was on this morning’s earnings call for parent company Comcast, announcing that the NBCUniversal streaming service will launch in April 2020. The company had previously said the service would launch in “early …