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Monthly Archives: January 2019

Daily Crunch: Facebook beats Wall Street estimates

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Facebook shares shoot up after strong Q4 earnings despite data breach Facebook managed to beat Wall Street’s estimates in its Q4 earnings despite a seemingly constant ... Read More »

WashU announces donation from Square co-founder to grow engineering school

Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) announced today that its engineering school received its largest single donation in history. The donation was offered by Square co-founder and WashU alumni Jim McKelvey, for whom the school will be renamed, from the School of Engineering & Applied Science to The James McKelvey School of Engineering. WashU did not disclose the donated amount ... Read More »

Uber’s transit offering just went live in Denver

Uber, after announcing its intentions to get into public transit last April, is ready to launch in Denver. In partnership with the Regional Transportation District and transit data provider Moovit, residents of Denver will now be able to navigate public transportation within the Uber app. For transit, Uber is serving two sets of customers: agencies and riders. For both sets, ... Read More »

Google’s Cloud Firestore NoSQL database hits general availability

Google today announced that Cloud Firestore, its serverless NoSQL document database for mobile, web and IoT apps, is now generally available. In addition, Google is also introducing a few new features and bringing the service to ten new regions. With this launch, Google is giving developers the option to run their databases in a single region. During the beta, developers ... Read More »

Trump Reportedly Interviewed Herman Cain For Fed Governor Seat

President Trump’s relentless attacks on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell must have deterred many qualified candidates from seeking one of the open seats on the central bank’s board of governors because, according to a Bloomberg report, the president just interviewed Herman Cain – yes, that Herman Cain – for one of the two empty seats. SCOOP: Trump is considering Herman Cain, ... Read More »

Trading The Powell Capitulation: Nasdaq Meltup On Deck As CTAs Turn “100% Max Long”

As we noted yesterday, just ahead of the FOMC decision which consensus overwhelmingly expected would be “disappointing” as there was just “no way” the Fed could match the market’s dovishness (which it did, and then some), Nomura’s Charlie McElligott warned that “there is some VERY provocative, 11th hour talk through the ‘consultant/macro advisory’ circles that the Fed could state today ... Read More »

Outrage As France Targets “Yellow Vest” Movement With “Anti-Hooligan” Bill Banning Masks

A free speech debate is brewing in France after lawmakers have backed a bill banning protesters from hiding their faces during demonstrations, according to Reuters. The legislation seeks to make it easier for facial recognition systems to identify rioters, and carries a penalty of up to a year in prison and a 15,000 euro fine.  The “anti-casseurs” (anti-hooligan) bill which is expected to ... Read More »

Step targets teens and parents with a no-fees mobile bank account and Visa card

A new mobile banking startup called Step wants to help bring teenagers and other young adults into the cashless era. Today, cash is used less often, as more consumers shop online and send money to one another through payment apps like Venmo. But teenagers in particular are still heavily burdened with cash — even though they, too, want to spend ... Read More »

Microsoft highlights the Xbox Adaptive Controller in emotional Super Bowl ad

Once upon a time, people had to wait for the Super Bowl to watch the ads. Those dark days are over. Now you can have companies sell you products on-demand, any time, day or night. Amazon has already debuted its latest Alexa ad, and now Microsoft’s getting in on the action — and this one’s a bit of a tear-jerker. ... Read More »

“It Can’t Be Fixed”: ICC Judge Quits Over “Shocking” Interference From Washington

Authored by Alexander Rubinstein via, ICC Judge Flügge said he realized that the “diplomatic world” did not value the independent judiciary that was the ICC. A senior judge at the United Nations’ International Court in The Hague has resigned in protest of “shocking” interference from the Trump administration into a preliminary war-crimes investigation into U.S. troops. The judge, Christoph ... Read More »