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Apple Pay is now available in Italy

 Apple’s wireless payment system Apple Pay is now up and running in Italy. The company partnered with a handful of banks and popular retailers. Italian customers can now add their payment cards to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple Pay currently supports Boon, Carrefour Banca and UniCredit. In the coming months, other financial institutions are also going to add Apple… Read More

“We should not talk about jobs being lost but people suffering,” says Kasparov on AI

 How can humans stay ahead of an ever growing machine intelligence? “I think the challenge for us is to always be creative,” says former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, speaking on stage here at TechCrunch Disrupt New York. Read More

CrowdStrike, the firm investigating Russian hacks, raised $100M, now valued around $1B

 The business of hacking has dealt a huge blow to our democracy, not to mention a plethora of organizations and individuals, and our collective sense of sanity. One silver lining, however, has been that it has led to the emergence of a number of security startups that are building and deploying a range of tools to try to track and stop the nefarious activity. One of the larger of these… Read More

Clue now advises women on what to do if they forgot to take their contraceptive pill

 Clue, the app for tracking your period and all things related, surveyed a fraction of its 5 million worldwide users and found out that in some countries a lot of young women didn’t know what to do if they didn’t take their contraceptive pill on time. In Russia, for instance, you can buy the pill without a prescription and Clue found one out of four women there were given zero… Read More

Comcast’s new wireless service, Xfinity Mobile, is now live

 In April, cable company and internet service provider Comcast announced its new wireless business, Xfinity Mobile, which offers unlimited data plans to Comcast customers that can be as cheap as $45 per month, for those who also subscribe to Comcast’s high-end X1 packages. Today, that service is launching and is open for sign-ups, the company says. Comcast tells TechCrunch the website… Read More

Apple starts assembling iPhones in India in play for the world’s fastest growing smartphone market

 Apple has taken an important step in its longstanding goal of penetrating the world’s second largest smartphone market. The Wall Street Journal first reported that the company has completed its first trial run assembly of the iPhone SE in India – a key step in gaining a foothold for a market that has thus far proven elusive for the smartphone maker. The company has since… Read More

The Shade Room is profitable and not interested in acquisition

 Angelica Nwandu, creator of The Shade Room, joined our own Anthony Ha on the stage of TechCrunch Disrupt to discuss the growth of her Instagram-first gossip blog. Despite growing The Shade Room to 9.3 million Instagram followers and profitability, Nwandu says she has no interest in an acquisition. Nwandu attributes her success to meme culture — the ability for large groups to effect… Read More

EPIX hits Fire TV, will support the ‘EPIX Cast’ feature soon

Epix Cast Earlier this month, MGM-owned EPIX announced the launch of its own built-in “casting” feature that allows users to stream movies from the EPIX app on their mobile devices to the big screen with a push of a button – even if the receiving device doesn’t have the EPIX app installed. Today, the company says EPIX Cast, as the feature is called, is on its way to Amazon Fire TV. Read More

Watch Google’s I/O keynote live right here

 Are you ready for some major news on all things Google? Google is kicking off its annual I/O developer conference today. The conference starts at 10 AM Pacific Time (1 PM on the East Cost, 6 PM in London, 7 PM Central European Time) and you can watch the live stream right here on this page. We have a team on the ground ready to cover the event, so don’t forget to read our live blog to… Read More

Watch the last day of Disrupt NY 2017 live right here

 We’ve come to the final day of Disrupt NY 2017, and the fun shows no signs of stopping.
Today, we’ve got a one-on-one with Naval Ravikant, a special reveal with Judah Friedlander, a fireside chat with Garry Kasparov, and the Startup Battlefield Finals.
Oh, and did we mention that MixHalo, a startup founded by Incubus lead guitarist Mike Einziger, will be demoing its new audio… Read More

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