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Visa policies threaten innovation but aren’t stopping hiring abroad

Visa policies threaten innovation but aren’t stopping hiring abroad

The growing intensity of the US visa approval process has made it more difficult for companies to attract, support and retain foreign talent. However, recruiters are still sourcing talent from abroad at an increasing clip.…

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Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Slowdown or not, China’s luxury goods still seeing high-end growth

Despite well-documented concerns over an economic slowdown in China, the country’s luxury goods market is still seeing opulent growth according…

Extra Crunch Daily: Exascale Computing

Extra Crunch Daily: Exascale Computing

From Extra Crunch Patreon, the focus of our first EC-1, has now announced the new pricing tiers that they telegraphed…

Apple upgrades the iMac line with boosted processors and graphics

Apple upgrades the iMac line with boosted processors and graphics

For a company hosting a big event next week, Apple’s sure got a lot of news bubbling up these days.…

Apple launches new iPad Air and iPad mini

Apple launches new iPad Air and iPad mini

Apple has refreshed its iPad lineup with a press release. The company is (finally) updating the iPad mini and adding…

Decade in review: Trends in seed- and early-stage funding

Decade in review: Trends in seed- and early-stage funding

We’ve decided to step back from the breaking news for a minute to conduct a review of seed and early-stage…

After Christchurch, Reddit bans communities infamous for sharing graphic videos of death

After Christchurch, Reddit bans communities infamous for sharing graphic videos of death

In the aftermath of the tragic mosque massacre that claimed 49 lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, tech companies scrambled to…

YC-backed Aura Vision analyzes video footage to provide new data to retailers

YC-backed Aura Vision analyzes video footage to provide new data to retailers

Aura Vision, which is part of the current batch of startups at Y Combinator, helps retailers understand who’s visiting their…

AI photo startup Polarr raises an $11.5 million Series A

AI photo startup Polarr raises an $11.5 million Series A

Bay Area photography startup Polarr announced this morning that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A. The new round…

Bernie Sanders’ problem with Amazon

Bernie Sanders’ problem with Amazon

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking additional information about the working conditions in Amazon warehouses in advance of legislation he’s…

Google is supercharging its Tez payment service in India ahead of global expansion

Google is supercharging its Tez payment service in India ahead of global expansion

Google launched its Tez paymen app in India a year ago, and now the company is giving the service major…

Travelstop brings business travel management to SMEs and startups in Southeast Asia

Travelstop brings business travel management to SMEs and startups in Southeast Asia

Travelstop is a new startup in Singapore that aims to bring the benefits of business travel management to SMEs and…

Pirated Twitch streams hijack YouTube’s pay-per-view Logan Paul/KSI boxing match

Pirated Twitch streams hijack YouTube’s pay-per-view Logan Paul/KSI boxing match

Today, there was a little bit of a skirmish between two professional YouTubers. Our dear old friend Logan Paul and…

Elon Musk: Tesla will remain a public company

Elon Musk: Tesla will remain a public company

Tesla will remain a public company, CEO Elon Musk said Friday night, less than three weeks after he announced to…

What is this weird Twitter army of Amazon drones cheerfully defending warehouse work?

What is this weird Twitter army of Amazon drones cheerfully defending warehouse work?

Here is a strange little online community to puzzle at. Amazon has developed an unnerving, Stepford-like presence on Twitter in…

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Attend TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of transportation

Attend TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of transportation

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation…

Funerals are tough. Ever Loved helps you pay for them

Funerals are tough. Ever Loved helps you pay for them

Alison Johnston didn’t plan to build a startup around death. An early employee at Q&A app Aardvark that was bought…

Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are coming to the AWS cloud

Nvidia’s T4 GPUs are coming to the AWS cloud

In the coming weeks, AWS is launching new G4 instances with support for Nvidia’s T4 Tensor Core GPUs, the company…

These are the robots that help you get your Amazon packages on time

These are the robots that help you get your Amazon packages on time

Months before the hard-fought battle for its second global headquarters in Queens, Amazon planted a massive, 855,000-square-foot flag in Staten…