Flexport integrates government data to optimize imports

TechCrunch visited Flexport to learn how they are using public data from the Department of Commerce to help customers optimize their imports. Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2016/09/09/hack-for-the-environment-at-the-disrupt-sf-hackathon/ TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e

There’s no way the government is building its own 5G network

A report this weekend by Axios cited documents from within the National Security Council describing the possibility — nay, inevitability — of a 5G network built and operated by the U.S. government. Officials have since poured cold water on this idea, and really, it was never feasible. In brief, the report cited by Axios suggested […]

Max Levchin On Working For The NSA | Disrupt SF 2013

Max’s latest undertaking, HVF, is an innovation lab focused on solving big problems and improving lives by extracting insights from the vast quantities of recordable information around us. HVF launched its first project, Affirm, in early 2013, and recently launched Glow at the end of May. Subscribe to TechCrunch Today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e Watch more from Disrupt […]

Qualcomm to appeal $1.23B fine from EU over LTE chip dominance in the iPhone

Qualcomm’s longstanding dominance in LTE chipsets for smartphones, and specifically with Apple’s iPhone, is getting a major hit today. The European Commission today announced that it would be fining the company €997 million, or $1.23 billion, for abusing its market position between 2011 and 2016, related to its relationship with Apple. The figure works out […]

Yes, cities should indeed fight for tech jobs

Few events have jolted the urban planning crowd quite like Amazon’s process for selecting the company’s new second headquarters (dubbed HQ2). The company put up a massive carrot of 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment, and then proceeded to demand proposals from cities across North America (lovingly written up by Clickhole). Perhaps unsurprisingly, Amazon […]

Senator John Thune has some questions for Apple

A top U.S. lawmaker, Republican Sen. John Thune, has penned a letter to Apple with further questions about slowing older models of the iPhone via Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS. Senator Thune, Chair of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, asked how Apple came to the conclusion to replace batteries for $29 or if the […]

Member of group that used Grindr to find and assault gay men gets 15 years

The first sentencing has been handed down in a Texas case centered on the use of Grindr as a platform from which to perpetrate hate crimes. Nigel Garrett was given 15 years yesterday after pleading guilty to a list of crimes including assault, carjacking, and use of firearms, the Tyler Morning Telegraph reported. Garrett, and […]

Tech’s massive tax cut Christmas present from Trump just cleared Congress

The Republican tax bill is ready for the president’s signature. After forcing its second vote in two days, the bill passed the House with a vote of 224 to 201. The bill previously cleared the Senate with a narrow 51-48 vote along party lines, though Republican Senator John McCain was unable to cast a vote […]

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble with Sam Altman

Kim-Mai Cutler talks to Y Combinator’s Sam Altman about the impact of tech on Bay area infrastructure, why a universal basic income might be a great idea, and getting tech involved in government. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. Disrupt SF has an […]