Startups Weekly: Airbnbs growing pains

November 10, 2019

Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy startups and venture capital news. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I wrote about Uber’s new “money” team. Before that, I told you about how SoftBank is screwing up. Remember, you can send me tips, suggestions and feedback to kate.clark@techcrunch.com or on Twitter @KateClarkTweets. If you don’t subscribe…

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Medopad raises $25M led by Bayer to develop biomarkers tracked via apps and wearables

November 10, 2019

Medopad, the U.K. startup that has been working with Tencent to develop AI-based methods for building and tracking “digital” biomarkers — measurable indicators of the progression of illnesses and diseases that are picked up not with blood samples or in-doctor visits but using apps and wearables — has announced another round of funding to expand the scope of its developments. The startup has picked up $25 million, led by pharmaceuticals…

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Daily Crunch: Google announces open-source chip project

November 8, 2019

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Google launches OpenTitan, an open-source secure chip design project The aim of the new coalition is to build trustworthy chip designs for use in data centers, storage and computer peripherals. The project will allow anyone to…

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Apple reports $64bn in revenue, citing strong wearables and services sales

November 1, 2019

The favorable report drove the tech giants stocks up 2.5% on Wednesday, as the company expands its focus beyond the iPhone Apple reported record-high quarter four earnings on Wednesday, citing strong performances in wearables and other services as the company continues to expand its focus beyond flagship products such as the iPhone. The company reported a revenue of $64bn, beating a $63bn estimate from analysts. In an earnings call, the…

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The 10 Best Vibrators We’ve Actually Tried | Betches

October 12, 2019

that cater to folks who prefer clitoral stimulation, dislike penetration, or want the max level of pleasure by playing with clit vibes penetration.  Dr. Jessica O’Reilly, PhD, “Not only is external stimulation more likely to lead to arousal and orgasm for many folks, but the endorphin and oxytocin release associated with sexual pleasure can have a palliative effect on the body.” Well, we did the research and compiled this list…

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Google brings its Jacquard wearables tech to Levis Trucker Jacket

October 2, 2019

Back in 2015, Google’s ATAP team demoed a new kind of wearable tech at Google I/O that used functional fabrics and conductive yarns to allow you to interact with your clothing and, by extension, the phone in your pocket. The company then released a jacket with Levi’s in 2017, but that was expensive, at $350, and never really quite caught on. Now, however, Jacquard is back. A few weeks ago,…

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The Apple Watch’s secret weapon is its new price

September 13, 2019

Cupertino, California (CNN Business)Almost exactly five years ago, Apple unveiled its smartwatch. It was the company’s first new hardware product after Steve Jobs’ death. People were quick to call it a flop. Smartwatches typically start in the $300 or higher range, with the exception of Fitbit ($169), the second most popular wearable brand behind Apple. “Apple does loosely base its pricing on the cost of producing a device, but it…

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Apple is unveiling the iPhone 11, but this what investors should really care about

September 12, 2019

New York (CNN Business)There isn’t a heck of a lot of excitement about Apple’s new iPhone 11. The gadgets CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil Tuesday probably won’t be revolutionary. Services, which also take into account the value of Maps, Siri and iCloud, now make up 17% of Apple’s total sales, more than the iPad, Mac and wearables such as the Apple Watch. Only the iPhone, which accounts for…

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An iPhone 11 Pro? What to expect at Apple’s big event

September 8, 2019

New York (CNN Business)Apple (AAPL) will likely unveil new iPhones during a closely watched media event on Tuesday but don’t expect anything foldable, 5G capable or radically different from the year before. The decline came as the company grappled with consumers waiting longer to upgrade their smartphones and a trade war denting demand in China, once one of Apple’s most promising markets. If the rumors ahead of this year’s event…

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Samsung’s Galaxy Watch Active2 Is Its Latest Swipe at Apple

August 11, 2019

In a relatively short period of time, Apple has become the clear leader in smartwatches. But Samsung isn’t going down without a fight, and the company has the numbers to prove it. According to two separate analyst’s reports, Samsung’s wearables business has grown by more than 100 percent over the past year. And now Samsung is introducing another wearable to the lineup, just a couple days ahead of the company's…

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