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Twilio hacked by phishing campaign targeting internet companies

TechCrunch has learned that the same actor also targeted another U.S. internet company and several international IT companies.

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UAE aims to convert oil wealth into tech prowess

H.E. Al Olama recently spoke about the burgeoning Emerati startup and venture capital ecosystem, and the country’s approaches to attracting U.S. VC...

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European Union keeps mobile roaming fees at bay for another decade

Five years ago, the European Union passed rules which largely ended mobile roaming fees for citizens traveling with their devices across borders...

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Uh oh! European carriers are trying to get into ‘personalized’ ad targeting

As Google works on reconfiguring its adtech stack to move away from cookie-based ad targeting to something else that’s not yet fixed but which...

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AT&T killed off the HBO Max bundle in its highest-priced unlimited wireless plan

Telecommunications provider AT&T quietly dropped HBO Max as a bundled perk for new AT&T customers on its top unlimited wireless plan,...

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Unlikely players team up to lead South Korea’s air taxi industry

South Korea, which lacks the VC, entrepreneurial ecosystem and aerospace legacy of the U.S., might be the first to lay the groundwork for taking air...

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Battery startups are working to disrupt more than just cars and trucks

Startups no longer have to pretend that they’re going to be the Next Big Thing in electrified mobility -- they can acknowledge that they have far...

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We need app store competition, not Apple’s 1960s-style paternalistic monopoly

Big tech companies want to scare people with dire warnings that proposed federal bills would put their security in jeopardy.

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Google Meet gets in-meeting reactions, PiP, end-to-end encryption and more

Google updates Meet with picture-in-picture feature, enhanced companion mode, end-to-end encryption and more.

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Glia raises $45M at a $1B+ valuation for an AI-based CRM that lets agents get hands-on to help

The world continues to shift more of its customer service needs online, and those building tools to help manage that demand are seeing their stars...

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CISA, FBI warn of threats to US satellite networks after Viasat cyberattack

Satellite communications are widely used in the U.S., including the aviation, media, government and military, and energy sectors.

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Stax gets $2.2M for its app that lets Africans make transactions via automated USSD codes

Stax, a startup that allows Africans to buy airtime, send and request money, and transfer funds between accounts via automated USSD codes, has raised...

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MWC to bar some Russian companies from next week’s show

The GSMA, which puts on the world’s largest annual mobile connectivity show (aka Mobile World Congress) has confirmed it will ban some Russian...

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Volkswagen in talks to buy Huawei’s autonomous driving unit: report

The autonomous driving space might be seeing the marriage of two titans. Volkswagen is in talks with Huawei to acquire the latter’s nascent...

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Google Workspace goes all in on shadow IT

Google today announced a new version of Workspace, Google Workspace Essentials. It comes without Gmail.

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Firewalla launches its Purple gigabit home firewall

Firewalla has started shipping its diminutive $319 gigabit firewall and router.

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What Kai-Fu Lee-backed AInnovation tells us about China’s smart manufacturing

The enthusiasm to find paying customers for artificial intelligence continues in China. AInnovation, a Chinese computer vision and machine learning...

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3 factors to consider when adding remote visual assistance software to your tech stack

With AR solutions now projected to be a $175 billion market by 2026, a technology like remote visual assistance has the potential to seamlessly...

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Rooftops for rent: Property owners should partner with 5G carriers

The solution to the 5G race is to adopt a rooftop deployment strategy.

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in 2021, space investors watched stars form in real time

"Carl Sagan had it right, with Voyager and the pale blue dot: If you're anywhere else in the known universe, Earth is the most interesting...

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Sweep raises a $22M to aim at large corporates scrambling to deal with carbon

Enterprise SaaS for measuring company carbon emission is hot. Only recently Planetly was acquired by OneTrust for an undisclosed amount. And there...

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Shabodi aims to make developing apps in 5G a piece of cake; takes in $3M

Like what Square did for payments, Shabodi aims to demystify 5G by providing APIs so developers can build Industry 4.0 applications without...

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US hacker jailed for role in multimillion-dollar SIM swapping campaign

Victims lost up to $5 million in cryptocurrency as part of the scheme.

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US government agencies bought Chinese surveillance tech despite federal ban

The 2019 ban prohibited federal agencies from buying China-made technology linked to human rights abuses.

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DevOps transformation: Taking edge computing and continuous updates to space

With the “final frontier” now open to private companies, how do we transform the way we continually update the software that runs in space?

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PubNub raises $65M to build and run data streams for messaging, presence and other real-time aspects of ‘virtual spaces’

Data streams with continual, real-time updates of information are a critical building block of how apps and sites function today, and now a startup...

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AtomChat secures new funding to capitalize on Latin American trend of sales through messaging

A majority of people in Latin America skip shopping on the web and instead use a combination of messaging and social apps to find inspiration, ask...

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Plume raises $300M as it passes 1.2B devices in 35M homes using its smart Wi-Fi service

Plume — a communications startup that partners with carriers to provide smart mesh Wi-Fi to improve broadband connectivity in homes, and then...

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