Firefox finally unveils its faster, more memory-efficient browser

Firefox finally unveils its faster, more memory-efficient browser
The team behind open-source browser Firefox has released a much-awaited version that promises to be faster and less of a memory hog. Version 54 is the first to use "multiple process" tech that has been available for a while now on Chrome, Safari, Edg…
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These are the 10 companies pitching at TechCrunch’s Seattle meetup

These are the 10 companies pitching at TechCrunch’s Seattle meetup
 TechCrunch is kicking off the summer with a meetup in my beautiful hometown, Seattle. In addition to the usual hoisting of glasses and something called “networking,” we’ll be hosting a good old fashioned pitch-off with some promising local companies. Read More


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Facebook’s Safety Check will integrate fundraisers, among other upgrades

Facebook’s Safety Check will integrate fundraisers, among other upgrades
 Facebook today announced a series of improvements for its Safety Check feature – the service that allows Facebook users to communicate about their safety to friends and family during a crisis. Most notably, people will now have the option to start fundraisers from within Safety Check, in order to immediately translate concern for victims of a crisis or natural disaster into specific actions. Read More


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Patreon gives creators CRM and Snapchat Stories clone just for fans who pay

Patreon gives creators CRM and Snapchat Stories clone just for fans who pay
 Ads aren’t enough to support professional online content makers. So Patreon is equipping them with new ways to organize, measure, and entertain fans who use its platform to pay them a monthly subscription fee for special access. With 1 million patrons paying an average of $12 per month to 50,000 creators, Patreon is on track to send musicians, comedians, journalists, videographers, and… Read More


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'Gran Turismo Sport' is a blast even if you're terrible at it

'Gran Turismo Sport' is a blast even if you're terrible at it
I've never been into Gran Turismo (or racing games in general), but when my colleague Timothy J. Seppala asked if I wanted to play the franchise's next title, GT Sport, I didn't think twice about saying yes. Especially after seeing how gorgeous the l…
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Xbox's new avatar options include prosthetics and a baby bump

Xbox's new avatar options include prosthetics and a baby bump
Haven't given your Xbox Live avatar much thought lately? Neither have I, and that's probably why Microsoft is taking action on that front. Yesterday, the company announced that the avatar system will get a major overhaul sometime in Fall 2017.
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Microsoft patches Windows XP to stop foreign hack attacks

Microsoft patches Windows XP to stop foreign hack attacks
Last month, Microsoft took what it called the "highly unusual" step of patching older Windows versions like XP against the WannaCrypt ransomware virus. It's doing the same in June to protect against attacks that are potentially even more sinister. "T…
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Meet the 4 projects competing at TC Sessions: Robotics’ pitch-off

Meet the 4 projects competing at TC Sessions: Robotics’ pitch-off
 TechCrunch is pleased today to announce the companies and judges participating in the pitch-off at TC Sessions: Robotics. This is going to be great. New life is important. And while TC Sessions: Robotics features the best engineers and companies in the robotics field, we’re excited to host a small pitch-off that will pit four budding companies against each other in a bid to exhibit… Read More


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Shadow raises $57 million for its cloud computing service for gamers

Shadow raises million for its cloud computing service for gamers
 French startup Shadow, also known as Blade, just raised a Series A round of $57.1 million (€51 million). Shadow thinks your next computer is going to be in a data center. Your existing phones, laptops and Shadow’s own device (pictured above) act as a thin client, a window into your virtual machine running on a beefy server in a data center near you. Shadow had already raised $14.6… Read More


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