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Google Meet and other Google services go down - techcrunch

Google Meet and other Google services go down

Google’s engineers aren’t having a good day today. This afternoon, a number of Google services went offline or are barely reachable. These services include Google Meet, Drive, Docs, Analytics, Classroom and Calendar, for example. While Google’s own status dashboards don’t show any issues, we’re seeing reports from around the world from people who aren’t able […]
techcrunch - 2 hours ago
The eSIM maker powering Xiaomi’s IoT devices raises $15M - techcrunch

The eSIM maker powering Xiaomi’s IoT devices raises $15M

Connectivity is vital to a future managed and shaped by smart hardware, and Chinese startup Showmac Tech is proposing eSIMs as the infrastructure solution for seamless and stable communication between devices and the service providers behind. Xiaomi accepted the proposition and doled out an investment for the startup’s angel round in 2017. Now Showmac has […]
techcrunch - 4 hours ago
Anduril among companies tapped to build the Air Force’s ‘internet of things’ for war - techcrunch

Anduril among companies tapped to build the Air Force’s ‘internet of things’ for war

Palmer Luckey’s young defense company has been selected by the Air Force for work on a cutting-edge, multibillion dollar nervous system for war. Luckey announced the news that Anduril was one of the selected vendors for the project, known as the Advanced Battle Management System (ABMS), on his Twitter account Thursday. Over the last four […]
techcrunch - 5 hours ago
You can now return Apple’s Solo Loop for a new size, without sending back the Watch - techcrunch

You can now return Apple’s Solo Loop for a new size, without sending back the Watch

Call it Apple Bandgate, if you must. It’s the latest online dustup, following Apple’s recent Watch Series 6 release. The announcement of the Solo Loop was more or less glossed over during last week’s big event, because, well, watch bands don’t often take center stage at hardware events. As is often the case, retail availability […]
techcrunch - 5 hours ago
Launch Center Pro lets you build custom icons to customize your iOS 14 home screen - techcrunch

Launch Center Pro lets you build custom icons to customize your iOS 14 home screen

Launch Center Pro, an iOS utility that offered widgets and custom icons long before they were allowed on the iPhone’s home screen, is bringing its design tools to iOS 14. The app aims to capitalize on the recent trend toward home screen personalization by offering a set of over 7,000 glyphs and emoji that can […]
techcrunch - 5 hours ago
Daily Crunch: Amazon unveils its own game-streaming platform - techcrunch

Daily Crunch: Amazon unveils its own game-streaming platform

Amazon announces a new game service and plenty of hardware upgrades, tech companies team up against app stores and United Airlines tests a program for rapid COVID-19 testing. This is your Daily Crunch for September 24, 2020. The big story: Amazon unveils its own game-streaming platform Amazon’s competitor to Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud is […]
techcrunch - 5 hours ago
Apple and Facebook spin antitrust claims: ‘We’re misunderstood’ - venture beat

Apple and Facebook spin antitrust claims: ‘We’re misunderstood’

ANALYSIS: In late July, a Congressional subcommittee successfully compelled four major tech company CEOs to formally answer questions over allegedly monopolistic business practices — a public spectacle marred only by COVID-19-related isolation of the attendees. Amazon, Facebook, and Google faced some of the heaviest questioning, but Apple certainly didn’t walk away untouched, as it was peppered with evidence […]
venture beat - 7 hours ago
Coinbase UX teardown: 5 fails and how to fix them - techcrunch

Coinbase UX teardown: 5 fails and how to fix them

Digital currency exchange Coinbase has probably done more than most to push cryptocurrencies closer to the mainstream, earning an $8 billion valuation by private investors along the way. The company is reportedly eyeing a public listing next year, and is inarguably doing a lot of things right. However, that doesn’t mean its product experience is […]
techcrunch - 8 hours ago
Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet? - techcrunch

Why isn’t Robinhood a verb yet?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast (now on Twitter!), where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week Natasha Mascarenhas, Danny Crichton and your humble servant gathered to chat through a host of rounds and venture capital news for your enjoyment. As a programming note, I am off next week effectively, so look for […]
techcrunch - 8 hours ago
Hootsuite says it will terminate its ICE contract ‘without delay’ - techcrunch

Hootsuite says it will terminate its ICE contract ‘without delay’

After disagreements within the company spilled over into public controversy, Hootsuite says it won’t go forward with a contract with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Through an external spokesperson, the company told TechCrunch it “can confirm the termination of its only pending contract with ICE” and will “[take] the necessary steps to ensure the action […]
techcrunch - 9 hours ago
Netflix finally comes to the Amazon Echo Show - techcrunch

Netflix finally comes to the Amazon Echo Show

Amazon announced the Echo Show line in 2017, and today, it’s finally gaining access to Netflix. The video service joins Hulu and Prime Video as the only officially supported video streaming apps.6 The news came from Amazon’s yearly Echo event where the company unveiled a series of new products and services including redesigned speakers and […]
techcrunch - 9 hours ago
Amazon redesigns Fire TV, introduces new Fire TV Stick and low-cost Fire TV Stick Lite - techcrunch

Amazon redesigns Fire TV, introduces new Fire TV Stick and low-cost Fire TV Stick Lite

Amazon today announced a redesign Fire TV experience along with an updated Fire TV Stick and a new, lower-cost Fire TV Stick Lite. The updated interface for the Alexa-enabled smart TV platform will introduce a handful of new features, including support video calling and other options for using Fire TV as a way to video […]
techcrunch - 9 hours ago
Courant AirPods Pro Leather Case: Elegant Design and Convenient Storage - readwrite

Courant AirPods Pro Leather Case: Elegant Design and Convenient Storage

While it seems as though people always have their AirPods in their ears, there are actually times when they need to be removed and stored. If you’re in a meeting, you can’t have your pods hanging out of your ears. However, their small size means that many people have ended up losing these pricey earbuds. […] The post Courant AirPods Pro Leather Case: Elegant Design and Convenient Storage appeared first on ReadWrite.
readwrite - 10 hours ago
3 founders on why they pursued alternative startup ownership structures - techcrunch

3 founders on why they pursued alternative startup ownership structures

There is no one-size-fits all model for building a startup. At TechCrunch Disrupt, we heard from a handful of founders about alternative approaches to creating a sustainable company that ensures more than just VCs and early founders benefit from its success.  One way is building a cooperative, which Driver’s Seat CEO Hays Witt described as “a […]
techcrunch - 10 hours ago
Amazon announces Luna game-streaming platform - techcrunch

Amazon announces Luna game-streaming platform

At its Devices and Services event, Amazon launched its own cloud gaming competitor to Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud. It’s called Luna. The company is launching the product in early access at an introductory price of $5.99 per month. Users will be able to stream titles wirelessly without downloading the games and can play across […]
techcrunch - 10 hours ago
Amazon redesigns the Echo line with spherical speakers and swiveling screens - techcrunch

Amazon redesigns the Echo line with spherical speakers and swiveling screens

Amazon today announced a lot of new products including the new Echo speaker line. And the products looks dramatically different. Gone are the cylinders. They’re spheres now and look like nothing else on the market. The lights are now on the bottom, while there are still rounded buttons on the top. The Alexa software got […]
techcrunch - 10 hours ago
Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 follows you as you move - techcrunch

Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 follows you as you move

So this is crazy. Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 swivels on its base to follow you around the room. The on-board camera is capable of recognizing a person and spins around to follow them — essentially taking the person tracking feature found on Facebook’s Portal and Google’s Nest Hub Max to the next, creepier lever. […]
techcrunch - 10 hours ago
Ring’s newest security camera is a $249 autonomous indoor drone shipping in 2021 - techcrunch

Ring’s newest security camera is a $249 autonomous indoor drone shipping in 2021

Ring built its entire business on reinventing the doorbell – and now it’s taking a similar approach to the humble home security camera, with the Ring Always Home Cam, set to be available sometime next year. You might not guess from its name, but this security camera is actually mobile: It’s a drone that flies […]
techcrunch - 10 hours ago
Ring to offer opt-in end-to-end encryption for videos beginning later this year - techcrunch

Ring to offer opt-in end-to-end encryption for videos beginning later this year

Ring will be stepping up its efforts to make its security products secure for users by enabling end-to-end video encryption later this year. The company will be providing this toggle in a new page in tits app’s Control Center, which will provide more information about Ring’s current encryption practices, and measures to keep user video […]
techcrunch - 10 hours ago
Amazon’s Alexa becomes a better conversationalist and can now ask you questions, too - techcrunch

Amazon’s Alexa becomes a better conversationalist and can now ask you questions, too

At its annual hardware event, Amazon today announced new capabilities for its Alexa personal assistant that will allow it to become more personalized as it can now ask clarifying questions and then use this personalized data to interact with the user later on. In addition, Alex can now join a conversation, too, starting a mode […]
techcrunch - 10 hours ago
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Don’t be a selfless startup

Don’t be a selfless startup

techcrunch - 8 months ago

One of the enduring truths of big companies is that they arent innovative. They are innovative in the marketing sense, but fail to ever execute on new ideas, particularly when those ideas cannibalize existing products and revenues.

So it often takes a real competitor to force these incumbent, legacy businesses to evolve in any meaningful way. Usually that change leads to disruption, in the classic way that Clayton Christensen describes in The Innovators Dilemma. An upstart company creates a new technology or business model that is better for an under-served segment of a market, and as that company improves, it competes directly with the incumbent and eventually wins over its market with a vastly superior product.

Unfortunately, real life isnt so easy, as WeWork and MoviePass have shown us over the past few years.

In both cases, there were incumbents. In movie theaters, you had AMC and the like, who built a business model around ticket sales (shared with movie studios) and food/beverage concessions that targeted occasional customers at a high price point. Meanwhile, in commercial real estate, you had large landowners and family holders who demanded extremely long rent terms at high prices, often with personal financial guarantees from the CEO of the tenant firm.

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