Meet the Disrupt SF 2016 speakers and judges

Disrupt SF is right around the corner. The event starts on September 12 and we’re delighted to reveal the agenda. The lineup is stacked and we are excited to return to Pier 48 in San Francisco to host the best Disrupt yet. The conference kicks off on September 12 and is a packed three days that feature inspiring entrepreneurs, savvy investors and TechCrunch’s… Read More

The US is not ‘handing over’ the internet

us-capitol-tech Instead of cheering a reduction of needless government involvement, some—including a few members of Congress—are arguing that the U.S. needs to insert itself in a clerical role for certain coordination functions for the internet. The companies, organizations, and individuals that actually use the functions have agreed that the U.S. government involvement isn’t needed. To… Read More

Elon Musk asks for help solving the “complex” riddle of SpaceX’s rocket explosion

Image courtesy of US Launch Report On September 1, one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets exploded during pre-launch prep, and now Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to seek clues about the cause from any third-party footage of the incident that may exist. Plus, he’s not ruling out some kind of third-party interference. In a series of tweets early Friday, Musk noted that SpaceX is “still working” on the… Read More

Raspberry Pi finally offers an official starter kit after passing 10M sales

Raspberry Pi starter kit The Raspberry Pi Foundation has finally put out an official starter kit for its low cost microcomputer — offering what it dubs an “unashamedly premium” bundle for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B, complete with optical mouse and keyboard in a very Apple-looking shade of white, plus all the cables you need to get up and running. The only thing missing is a screen. Read More

Facebook co-founder commits $20M to help beat Trump

In a late and likely consequential move, a co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a bid to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Dustin Moskovitz, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with a net worth of more than $10 billion, announced early Friday that he and his wife would make a historically large donation to a half-dozen Democratic groups.

Iroko launches IrokoX online network to showcase Africa’s creative talent

rok-1-studio Africa’s artists have a new online stage to showcase their talent. Nigeria based digital entertainment startup Iroko has launched IrokoX, a multi-platform Pan-African network for filmmakers, musicians, and other creative aspirants to produce, distribute, and monetize short-form content. The new medium will provide select artists production assistance, studio resources, and the opportunity… Read More

Karma looks to mount a comeback with the Revero, its $130k hybrid electric sports car

screen-shot-2016-09-08-at-9-09-02-pm There are just about 1,000 Fisker Karma luxury cars on the road today. The vehicle was a hit amongst design-obsessed luxury car owners when it was introduced in 2012, but the average person’s main interactions with the brand (okay, possibly just my own) may have been related to Justin Bieber’s misadventures jetting about in his custom chrome version back in 2013. Much like Mr. Read More