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Crunch Report | Sprig Is Shutting Down

    Crunch Report | Sprig Is Shutting Down

Sprig is shutting down, Sergey Brin is building a giant airship, Nielsen’s latest data show a ton of people still watch content on TV and bitcoin experiences an outage from

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Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News

    Facebook’s Instant Articles platform to support Google AMP, Apple News

One of the problems publishers face today in making their content more readable on mobile devices is that there are multiple, competing formats available for this purpose. Facebook has Instant Articles,

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Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Sam Altman invest $30 million in Change.org

    Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Sam Altman invest $30 million in Change.org

LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman announced today that he’s making a big bet on Change.org, the site for social justice petitions. Hoffman is leading a $30 million round, with other investors

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Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with over 100 titles

    Xbox Game Pass launches June 1 with over 100 titles

Xbox One owners get a new reason to fire up their consoles on June 1: Xbox Game Pass, the download service Microsoft created to deliver subscription-based gaming with a library

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Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

    Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

Serena Williams (yes, THAT Serena Williams) has joined the board of consumer survey startup SurveyMonkey, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith. This is the tennis superstar’s first venture into Silicon

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Unity, whose software powers half of all new mobile games, lands $400 million from Silver Lake

    Unity, whose software powers half of all new mobile games, lands $400 million from Silver Lake

Unity Technologies, a 13-year-old, San Francisco-based company that makes development tools for video game creators, has raised $400 million in fresh funding from the private equity firm Silver Lake. A “big chunk”

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Roborace autonomous car takes a lap in Paris

  Roborace autonomous car takes a lap in Paris

At the Formula E Paris ePrix over the weekend, the driverless Roborace navigated a lap of the 1.9 km course

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UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

  UK wants G7 to take collective action on online extremism

The UK Prime Minister is using the annual G7 summit of seven of the world’s major industrialized democracies to push for

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Snap said to leverage discounts to drive growth

  Snap said to leverage discounts to drive growth

After a painful first-quarter miss, Snap, the parent company of the popular social app Snapchat, is looking to avoid the same

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Circle with Disney raises $10 million for its parental control device for families

  Circle with Disney raises $10 million for its parental control device for families

Circle Media, the company behind Circle with Disney – a device that helps parents enforce their home’s internet rules and restrictions

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Rackspace appoints a new CEO

  Rackspace appoints a new CEO

Rackspace today announced that its board has appointed Joe Eazor as its new CEO, effective June 12. Eazor will replace

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Riley raises $3.1M to help real estate agents rate and respond to their leads

  Riley raises $3.1M to help real estate agents rate and respond to their leads

Businesses usually spend lots of time and money trying of attract potential customers. Now a startup called Riley aims to help them

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This robot arm’s AI thinks like we do about how to grab something

  This robot arm’s AI thinks like we do about how to grab something

Robots are great at doing things they’ve been shown how to do, but when presented with a novel problem, such

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Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations

  Instagram direct messages now support web links and different photo orientations

Instagram’s Direct feature just got more generally useful as a messaging option, with support added for external web links, and

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KidPass raises $5.1 million for its children’s activity subscription service

  KidPass raises $5.1 million for its children’s activity subscription service

KidPass, a monthly membership program that gives parents access to a variety of kid-friendly activities across their city, has raised

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