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Inside the Porsche Taycan’s minimalist, all-digital interior

Porsche has taken the wraps off of the interior of the all-new, all-electric Porsche Taycan ahead of its world debut September 4. Gone are the buttons and the clutter. This is a minimalist and sleek interior for the modern digital age. Porsche released Thursday several images of the interior. Earlier this week, TechCrunch was among…

Who gets to own your digital identity?

Christoffer O. Hernæs Contributor Christoffer O. Hernæs is chief digital officer of Sbanken, Norway's first digital-only bank and leading challenger bank. More posts by this contributor “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog,” was stated in the legendary New York Times cartoon that captured the spirit of privacy and anonymity in the early days…

Herschel’s Retreat brings classical simplicity to the laptop backpack

It’s finally Bag Week again! The most wonderful week of the year at TechCrunch. Just in time for back to school, we’re bringing you reviews of bags of all varieties: from backpacks to rollers to messengers to fanny packs. I’ve been meaning to check out a Herschel bag for a while now, just to see what all…

Google says China used YouTube to meddle in Hong Kong protests

Google has disabled 210 YouTube accounts after it said China used the video platform to sow discord among protesters in Hong Kong. The search giant, which owns YouTube, followed in the footsteps of Twitter and Facebook, which earlier this week said China had used their social media sites to spread misinformation and discord among the…

YouTube disabled 210 accounts for spreading disinformation about Hong Kong protests

Google just published a blog post revealing that it has disabled 210 YouTube channels that the company says “behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.” Google cites the behavior as being “consistent with recent observations and actions related to China announced by Facebook and Twitter.” The…

DoorDash unveils new tipping policy and pay model designed to give...

DoorDash today announced more concrete details about its updated tipping policy, which the company says it’s been testing this month and plans to roll out to all of its delivery contractors starting next month. Under a newly revamped pay model, all drivers will receive 100 percent of the tip amount a customer adds through the…

Oracle directors give blessing to shareholder lawsuit against Larry Ellison and...

Three years after closing a $9.3 billion deal to acquire Netsuite, several Oracle board members have written an extraordinary letter to the Delaware Court, approving a shareholder lawsuit against company executives Larry Ellison and Safra Catz over the 2016 deal. Reuters broke this story. According Reuters’ Alison Frankel, three board members including former U.S. Defense…

VMware acquires Carbon Black for $2.1B and Pivotal for $2.7 billion

VMware today announced that it is acquiring Carbon Black, a publicly traded security company that focuses on securing modern cloud-native workloads. The price of the acquisition is about $2.1 billion. In addition, VMware also confirmed the acquisition of Pivotal, which will have a value of about $2.7 billion. VMware’s revenue for the last quarter was…

FCC approves $4.9B in funding for rural broadband improvements

The FCC has just approved nearly five billion dollars in subsidies for rural broadband operators to be paid out over the next ten years. Recipients of this windfall will have to “maintain, improve, and expand” their broadband infrastructure, especially in underserved areas. Carriers in 39 states, American Samoa, and many tribal lands will receive varying…

HP CEO steps down, citing ‘family health matter’

HP announced this afternoon that Dion Weisler is stepping down as President and CEO. The executive cited a “family health matter” in his decision, noting that he will be returning home to Australia. The company already has a successor lined up, as its President of Imaging, Printing and Solutions, Enrique Lores, got unanimous approval from…