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This is Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go

This is Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go

Microsoft dropped a pretty clear hint about this big news. After all, the latest addition to the Surface line has been over the past couple of months the subject of everything from early rumors to FCC approval to spec sheet leaks. And for the most part, the rumors were spot-on. This is the Microsoft Surface Go.…

Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be

Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be

Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat, as its CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in its IPO announcement that…

Overwatch ‘Pink Mercy’ sale raises $12M for breast cancer research

Overwatch ‘Pink Mercy’ sale raises $12M for breast cancer research

It can be hard sometimes to grok the scale of the gaming community, but the occasional charity event not only demonstrates the hugeness of the industry but also its diversity and willingness to shell out for a good cause. Today Blizzard announced that an Overwatch charity campaign raised an impressive $12.7 million for breast cancer…

New Microsoft Surface hardware is probably arriving tomorrow

New Microsoft Surface hardware is probably arriving tomorrow

Microsoft all but announced as much via the official Surface account. The company tweeted out the leading question “Where will Surface go next?” along with an image of the full lineup — the Pro, Laptop, Book 2 and swiveling all-in-one Studio. The desktops each displaying 6:00 on Tuesday, July 10 is the other key hint…

Instacart hires its first Chief Communications Officer, Dani Dudeck

Instacart hires its first Chief Communications Officer, Dani Dudeck

Instacart, the grocery delivery platform valued at $4.2 billion, has today announced that it has hired its first chief communications officer in Dani Dudeck. Dudeck has been in the communications world for the past 15 years, serving as VP of Global Communications at MySpace for four years and moving to Zynga as CCO in 2010.…

Meet TechCrunch in Tunis, Cairo, Dubai, and Beirut this month!

Meet TechCrunch in Tunis, Cairo, Dubai, and Beirut this month!

TechCrunch just announced our first-ever Startup Battlefield MENA taking place in Beirut, Lebanon in October. We’re hitting the road to meet with regional early-stage startups, investors and entrepreneurs in July. Sign up below. Startups and investors can meet the TechCrunch team and learn more about TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield program. Founders will learn how to apply for Startup Battlefield…

TrustToken opens its dollar-backed cryptocurrency to accredited investors

TrustToken opens its dollar-backed cryptocurrency to accredited investors

Pitching a dollar-pegged token that offers cryptocurrency speculators a way to move their investments across volatile exchanges, TrustToken (the first public investment from a16z crypto) is now looking for public investments from accredited investors on CoinList. The company’s first token is TrueUSD, a stablecoin that is redeemable one-to-one for U.S. dollars. In its first four…