WordPress restaurant menus make websites more enticing

Editor’s note: This article on WordPress restaurant menus was first published on July 12, 2016. It was updated on September 16, 2018. Though the bad old days of impossible-to-navigate, Flash-based fiascos are largely behind us, restaurant websites remain difficult to get completely right. One of the main areas where many …

Why all standard black Tesla cars are about to cost $1,000 more

Tesla will start charging $1,000 for its once-standard black paint color next month, according to a tweet Wednesday by CEO Elon Musk, the latest pricing adjustment by the automaker as it aims for profitability. Basic white will become the new (and only) free standard paint color, Musk added in a …

Meet the Billionaire Who Just Dethroned Donald Trump as America’s Richest Politician

President Trump is no longer America’s richest politician. Billionaire Democrat Jay Robert ‘J.B.’ Pritzker just spent a record $171.5 million of his own money to become the next governor of Illinois – and America’s wealthiest plutocrat. The venture capitalist and Hyatt Hotel heir won 54% of the vote, defeating Republican …

Canada’s True North conference is not your typical tech event

From the venue and the flashy event website, Waterloo, Ontario’s True North conference (in its second year) doesn’t seem all that distinct from a laundry list of other major tech events that take place each year across North America. But from the moment its main stage programming kicked off on …

Latchel wants to make maintenance easier for landlords and property managers

Relationships between landlords and their tenants don’t need to be fraught ones. With Y Combinator -backed Latchel, landlords and property managers can access a 24/7 maintenance service that takes requests from tenants and deploys the right professional to fix the things that need fixing. “At first we thought of doing a high-tech …

Century Office begins experiment into six hour working day

Century Office will soon be commencing an experiment into a shorter working day. In collaboration with the University of Essex, Century Office will be shortening the working day down to 6.5 hours. They expect that, although it remains to be proven, that employees will become more focussed and productive as …

SoftBank-backed Nuro launches autonomous grocery delivery service in Houston

On the heels of its massive $940 million funding from the SoftBank Vision Fund, Nuro is launching in its second market. Nuro first launched its self-driving grocery delivery service in Scottsdale, Ariz. in August. Now, Nuro is expanding its partnership with grocer Kroger to launch in Houston, Texas. The service …

Announcing Hardware Battlefield 2019 in Shenzhen, China

Startup Battlefield is known around the world as TechCrunch’s premier startup competition, and today we’re proud to announce that on November 11-12 we are producing our hardware-focused competition, Hardware Battlefield at TC Shenzhen in that amazing heartland of hardware, Shenzhen, China. The event this November will be TechCrunch’s fifth Hardware …

The best UK deals for Thursday: Strathisla whisky, Philips grooming kits, Draper tools, and more

With Black Friday fast approaching and Christmas sales on the horizon, it can be easy to ignore the deals that are out there right now. This is a big mistake and we are here to prove it.  Yes sure, there are going to be some great opportunities to save during …

Plaid expands financial service API to include all US banks

Plaid, developers of financial services APIs, has been helping developers connect an app to a major US bank account for several years, but today they expanded that API to include all US banks, including smaller banks that might not have as advanced technology. The product in question is called Auth. …

London remains top gateway city in the world for commercial property investors

London maintained its position as the top city for global real estate investment in 2018, according to research published today by JLL. The report claims that investors continue to favour cities they are familiar with and that have well-established investment markets and high levels of transparency. Well-known, large gateway cities …

Samsung exec says the Galaxy Fold is ‘ready to hit the market’

As we asked back in February, “We’re ready for foldable phones, but are they ready for us?” The answer, so far, has been an enthusiastic, “not really.” The Galaxy Fold was pushed back, after multiple review units crapped the proverbial bed. And just last week, Huawei noted that it was …