Join us at the TC Include Pitch Practice on April 6 in Manhattan

Join us at the TC Include Pitch Practice on April 6 in Manhattan
 To everyone in the five boroughs and beyond, mark your calendars: TechCrunch is set to take Manhattan like so many tech-obsessed Muppets. On April 6, the team will be launching our first TC Takes Manhattan event for an all-day techstravaganza, starting with the TC Include Interactive Pitch Practice at 5:30PM, at WeWork Grand Central.
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Nintendo releases three-part video series about that insanely good Zelda game

Nintendo releases three-part video series about that insanely good Zelda game
 Nintendo shared three behind-the-scenes videos on its YouTube channel about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Many thought the Nintendo Switch had a pretty thin launch lineup with Zelda: Breath of the Wild as the only big production. But anybody around you who owns a Switch will tell you that it’s an amazing game. When you start playing Zelda, it’s hard to stop. It’s such a… Read More


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Rockstars party, MCs invest

Rockstars party, MCs invest
 Following the launch of Jay Z’s new VC vehicle, Arrive, earlier this month, we did a data pull on how music industry moguls spend their ducats. And hip hop artists are way ahead of rock stars when it comes to making tech investments, according to an analysis of Crunchbase data. Read More


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Facebook, Twitter still failing on hate speech in Germany as new law proposed

Facebook, Twitter still failing on hate speech in Germany as new law proposed
 Facebook and Twitter have once again been criticized in Germany for failures to promptly remove hate speech being spread via their platforms. Read More


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Evolv raises $18 million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security

Evolv raises million for body scanners that don’t cause long lines at security
 For a previous generation in the US, the only places where one might worry about the possibility of a mass casualty were “high-value targets,” like airports and government offices, places that have body scanners and bag inspections, security guards and long lines to get in today. But attackers increasingly strike at public places like nightclubs, stadiums, clinics, malls, places… Read More


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Jigsaw and The Washington Post try to explain tech jargon with their new Sideways Dictionary

Jigsaw and The Washington Post try to explain tech jargon with their new Sideways Dictionary
 When it comes to understanding and writing about technology, one of the biggest challenges is dealing with all the insider-y terminology — particularly since it can feel so removed from everyday experience. Now Alphabet’s tech incubator Jigsaw is working with The Washington Post on a new way to offer these explanations, called the Sideways Dictionary. The focus is on analogies… Read More


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Spotify and Waze partner to play music and navigate seamlessly

Spotify and Waze partner to play music and navigate seamlessly
 Driving in a car and listening to music go hand in hand, and now a new partnership between music streaming app Spotify and navigation app Waze hopes to make that experience more seamless in the connected age. The two have teamed up so that users of the Waze app can listen to Spotify playlists from within the app, and Spotify users can continue to get their Waze navigation instructions while in… Read More


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Revolut users can now apply for credit in just a few minutes

Revolut users can now apply for credit in just a few minutes
 Just a few weeks after N26 started offering credit in Germany, fintech startup Revolut is also launching a brand new credit feature for U.K. users. Behind the scene, Revolut is working with Lending Works to provide those credit lines.
Lending Works is a peer-to-peer lending company that matches individual lenders with borrowers. So Revolut chose not to work with a traditional bank for this… Read More


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Evrythng, the Internet of Things platform for ‘smart products’, scores $24.8M Series B

Evrythng, the Internet of Things platform for ‘smart products’, scores .8M Series B
 Evrythng, the Internet of Things (IoT) smart products platform that gives any physical object a so-called ‘digital identity,’ has closed $24.8 million Series B funding. Read More


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Roblox nabs $92 million to power its massive social gaming platform for kids

Roblox nabs million to power its massive social gaming platform for kids
 Capturing kids’ attention can be expensive. Roblox has spent the greater part of the millennium creating a cool place for kids to play a diverse collection of games inside a single cross-platform world for its huge audience of tens of millions of monthly active youngsters. The company announced Tuesday that it has closed a massive $92 million funding round led by Meritech Capital… Read More


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