RIP: 15 tech companies and products that bit the dust in 2018
Many new tech companies and products launched in 2018, but quite a few others bit the dust. Here, we take a look back at some notable demises.
Here comes the downturn
It’s remarkable how fast the tenor of the times has changed. Only a few months ago we were in a boom that seemed like it might never end. Now the yield curve has inverted; the markets have gone bear; and Google Trends has the word “recession” at its highest level since 2009. There seems to [&h... ... See more
5 unicorns that will probably go public in 2019 (besides Uber and Lyft)
Five unicorn IPOs we can expect to witness in the year ahead that no one's talking about.
11 startups that crumbled in 2018
There are few things in this world more difficult than launching a successful startup. It takes talent, know-how, money and a hell of a lot of good timing and luck. And even with all of those magical components in place, the odds may still be against you. At TechCrunch, we take pride in covering th.... ... See more
Recapping the very best and worst gadgets of 2018
There was countless gadgets released in 2018. It’s the end of the year so Brian and I rounded up the best of the best and the worst of the worst. Some where great! Like the Oculus Go. Or the Google Home Hub. But some were junk like the revived Palm or Playstation Classic. CES 2019 […] ... See more
Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company
I’ve been fortunate to have been part of half a dozen exits this year. Here are 10 bits of advice I’ve distilled from these experiences in the event someone makes you an offer for your startup.
The nation-state of the internet
The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It’s a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what with the rise of digital nomads and the deeply libertarian ethos baked into parts of the blockchain community. It’s clearly on a lot of other people’s minds as well:... ... See more
New York Gov. Cuomo Says Cannabis Legalization Is a 2019 Priority | Leafly
In a reversal of his long-held opposition, Cuomo looked at the evidence (and the polls) and said, okay.
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U.S. Housing Starts Top Forecasts, Permits Rise to Seven-Month High
U.S. new-home construction rebounded last month to the best pace since August while permits rose to a seven-month high, a sign homebuilding is potentially stabilizing even as higher prices and borrowing costs pose headwinds. ... See more
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次世代のエネルギーとして急速に普及が進む太陽光発電。太陽光発電システムの導入量は2017年には2015年比で2倍と急成長した。一方で、日系企業の中には材料価格の変動などで思わぬ損失を負う事態が相次いでいる。… ... See more
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The 100 greatest innovations of 2018
Our 31st annual Best of What’s New list is the culmination of a year spent obsessing over, arguing about, and experiencing the newest technologies and discoveries across 10 distinct disciplines.
Coca-Cola In Talks With Marijuana Company to Make Cannabis-Infused Drinks
A green tide of legal cannabis is rolling in, and Coca-Cola might be ready to finally ride the wave. CNN reported Monday that Coca-Cola has issued a statement
GoPro takes the lead in shifting production out of China to avoid tariffs
The trade war between the U.S. and China has made more than $250 billion worth of goods manufactured in China — from component pieces to electric scooters — more expensive for Americans.
Nobody wants to buy this outrageous $188 million mansion with a 4-lane bowling alley and an entire collection of cars
An over-the-top property in Bel Air was relisted for $188 million in April. It was originally listed in January 2017 for $250 million. It comes with $30 million in cars, more than 100 pieces of art, and 270-degree views of Los Angeles. ... See more
A Manhattan Penthouse Faces Reality, Cuts Price to $62 Million
The developers of one of Manhattan’s most expensive condos say they’re facing reality.
A Top China VC Threatens to Scale Back Investment in U.S.
Kai-Fu Lee, a prominent Chinese venture capitalist and former president of Google China, said his investment firm may scale back in the U.S. if relations between the two countries deteriorate further.
Tudor Jones Says Trump Tax Cut May Cause Debt Bubble to Pop
The hike in interest rates triggered by faster growth from U.S. tax cuts may cause the bubble in credit to pop, billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones said.