Tech News Today 1432: Fast Internet Good

Hosts: Jason Howell and Megan Morrone Guests: Devindra Hardawar and Kara Platoni A close look at LinkNYC, what it’s like to experience life as a cow inside … source

Early-bird pricing for TC Tel Aviv ends in two weeks

The first-ever TechCrunch conference in Tel Aviv is just slightly more than a month away, and we couldn’t be more excited to bring this day-long intensive event focused on mobility…

Tech News Today 1575: Get Off My Pokelawn!

Hosts: Jason Howell, Megan Morrone Guest: Ron Richards Twitter is once again under fire for creating an environment that is ripe for the picking when it comes … source

HTC confirms its newest flagship smartphone will arrive May 23

Perennial smartphone struggler HTC has revealed its newest smartphone — the U12/U12+ — will launch on May 23. The big spoiler from the company is that the phone will include……

Tech News Today 1353: Tech of the Future, Here Today

Hosts: Mike Elgan, Christina Warren Guests: Kyle Wiens, Jessica Conditt, Sam Machkovech, Kyle Orland 09/25/15 : iFixit tears down the iPhone 6S, we have all … source

SoundHound has raised a big $100M round to take on Alexa and Google Assistant

As SoundHound looks to leverage its ten-plus years of experience and data to create a voice recognition tool that companies can bake into any platform, it’s raising another big $100…

Tech News Today 1179: Breaking Windows News

Lead Anchor: Mike Elgan and Co-Anchor: Katie Benner Microsoft unveils Windows 10 and we’ve got the details! Plus, Facebook is cracking down on fake news, … source

Salesforce Ventures earmarks $100M to invest in Canadian enterprise cloud startups

After committing $2 billion towards expanding operations north of the border in Canada in February, Salesforce is now doubling down on startups in the country. Salesforce Ventures, the company’s investment arm, today…

Tech News Today 526: Show Me the Hardware

Has Linux conquered the government? Has Microsoft conquered mobile? Has LG conquered TV apps? All that and more. Hosts: Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Iyaz … source

Wedding startup Zola just received a lavish gift: $100 million in fresh funding

Zola, a fast-growing company that invites newly engaged couples to register their guests, shop from 600 different brands, and create customizable checklists, has itself received something a bit extravagant: $100…

Freeda raises $10 million for its new media brand for women

Italian startup Freeda Media is raising a $10 million Series A round led by Alven Capital. U-Start and business angels are also participating in the round. Freeda Media runs the…

NASA’s InSight Mars lander will gaze (and drill) into the depths of the Red Planet

NASA’s latest mission to Mars, InSight, is set to launch early Saturday morning in pursuit of a number of historic firsts in space travel and planetology. The lander’s instruments will…