Google is testing a data-friendly version of its Search app

Google might soon release a data-friendly version of its search app for mobile

YouTube TV now available to 50% of U.S. households

Following July’s expansion which tripled its footprint

ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms

Many startups and tech companies have pursued online car sales – but Apple's ARKit in iOS 11 could help make it more mainstream.

The TechCrunch Podcast: Augmented reality’s promise

Cyan Banister and Matt Miesnieks joined us to talk about the future of augmented reality

Watch all six episodes of the series Trust Disrupted: Bitcoin and the Blockchain

Explore the world of bitcoin and the blockchain

Facebook downranks video clickbait and fake play buttons

Finally, no more fake play buttons on Facebook

Coup launches new electric scooter service in Paris and faces off with Cityscoot

It's like bike-sharing services, but with electric scooters

Tesla and GE are installing solar rooftop systems on 50 Home Depots

Tesla, GE team up on Home Depot retail location solar installations.

ZeroCater expands from meal catering to office snacks

ZeroCater will now stock your startup's shelves with snacks!

Alibaba’s profit doubles to $2.1B after another huge quarter of business

Alibaba had another blockbuster quarter

Alibaba leads $1.1B investment in Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia

Alibaba continues its push into Southeast Asia

Watch the new trailer for The Defenders before it hits Netflix on Friday

Watch the last new trailer for The Defenders, which hits Netflix tomorrow, August 18.

Nintendo's Splatoon 2 Switch will be a Walmart exclusive

Want Neon Green and Neon Pink Switch controllers? This Walmart Splatoon 2 bundle is your first chance in North America.

Alibaba, Tencent, Didi and other tech firms pour $12B into mobile operator China Unicom

China is about to take net neutrality to the next level

Teen bitcoin millionaire Erik Finman is launching Taylor Swift's album into space

Other participants include "Vineographer" Logan Paul, XPRIZE's Peter Diamandis, reknowned aerospace engineer Burt Rutan and YouTube personality Casey Neistat.

Android newbie HMD’s Nokia 8 flagship lets you livestream ‘frontbacks’

HMD is putting its flagship focus on content creators

Tim Cook says he ‘disagrees’ with Donald Trump’s response to Charlottesville violence

“What occurred in Charlottesville has no place in our country" - Tim Cook

Essential Phone now available to order, ships soon to early pre-sale customers

Android creator's premium flagship Essential Phone is now available to buy.

Crowdfunded reMarkable e-paper tablet ships on August 29

Four years after the concept was first proposed

Nielsen announces new division unit to measure e-sports sponsorships

Nielsen is moving into e-sports measurement

Run to the rock

The past week has been a tough one for lovers of freedom

Tech is not winning the battle against white supremacy

Tech is at a crossroads

Game of Thrones leak

Another ‘Game of Thrones’ episode leaked early via a partner http://tcrn.ch/2w3q8Ci

Google acquires AIMatter, maker of the Fabby computer vision app

Computer vision is at the heart of how the next generation of tech is developing

Google updates Docs, Sheets and Slides with new collaboration features

The updates are focused on collaboration

Google brings Q&As to Google Maps

More user generated content is coming to Maps

Crunch Report 8/16

Apple is spending $1 billion to acquire original content, Workday acquires Pattern, Google Home now lets you make free phone calls and Andrew Ng is starting an AI fund. http://tcrn.ch/2rfCwti

Nvidia invests in Chinese autonomous trucking startup TuSimple

NVIDIA is backing a Chinese tech startup working on fully autonomous trucking technology.

Ofo comes to the US, joining the bike-share fray in Seattle

Seattle seems like the absolute worst place to launch this

Amazon expands program that pays Alexa developers for top-performing voice apps

Get compensated for top-performing voice apps

Confirmed: Color Genomics is in the final stages of an $80 million Series C financing round

The company is similar to other genetics startups like 23andMe and Ancestry

Netflix's 'What Happened to Monday' looks like Orphan Black-style sci-fi

Watch this clip from Netflix's 'What Happened to Monday' dystopian sci-fi film starring Noomi Rapace.

Microsoft launches Azure Event Grid, a fully managed event routing service

An update that will make it easier for developers to build event-based apps

Trump Strategic and Policy Forum, which included IBM CEO, disbands

Another one bites the dust: Trump's Strategic and Policy Forum disband as one.

Apple could guide you around your city using augmented reality

Imagine if your phone camera could guide you around airports and malls

You can now call people and businesses with your Google Home

Google brings free phone calling to the Google Home

Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 agenda

The main stage will feature an incredible lineup of speakers, panels, roundtables and product launches

Workday acquires the team behind Pattern, a young startup founded by ex-Googlers

Workday now boasts a market cap of $20.9 billion

Andrew Ng is raising a $150M AI Fund

2017 has been an active year for AI-focused VC funds

Another 'Game of Thrones' episode leaked via a partner

Another 'Game of Thrones' episode leaked early – this time due to an accidental airing.

The most-liked tweet in history says a lot about how the world is doing

Former President Barack Obama had a response to the events in Charlottesville that resonated with millions

Tencent posts record $2.7B profit as mobile game revenue tops PC for first time

Tencent's profit in Q2 2017 skyrocketed 70% year-on-year

45 million people send birthday wishes on Facebook each day

Birthday fundraisers let you help instead of just writing "HBD!"

Microsoft's autonomous gliders seek out thermal updrafts to stay aloft

Microsoft is building self-flying gliders that will use machine learning to stay in the air.

Google's Lunar Xprize competition tweaks victory deadline, adds prizes

The race to a privately funded Moon landing just changed some of the victory conditions.

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