To realize its VR dreams, Facebook needs to kill what Oculus has built

Mark Zuckerberg has poured billions into his virtual reality dream, a new platform that Facebook owns. Facebook bought Oculus and has spent the last f...

This is one smart device that every urban home could use

Living in a dense urban environment brings many startup-fuelled conveniences, be it near instant delivery of food — or pretty much whatever else you...

Growth, Kubernetes, rocket launches, gender in tech, and more Luckin Coffee

Housekeeping & Extra Crunch 20% event discount reminder Extra Crunch will not be publishing on Monday due to the Memorial Day holiday in the United St...

What’s Open—and Closed—on Memorial Day 2019

Some businesses and services you might expect to be available won't be.

Is Apple’s App Store a Monopoly? Tech Workers at These Companies Think So

Tech workers are debating the topic on Blind, an app that lets people anonymously discuss their workplace.

What SendBird does to scale in Asia –and get it right

Asia is a promising market for major tech companies, but there are factors that they often forget to count in In May, chat and messaging API and SDK d...

Community is key if next Southeast Asian unicorn will be Thai

The country also has a culture around corporate venture capital that is particularly active compared regional neighbors Thailand is the second largest...

Business author Julian Guthrie on the biggest difference between ‘alpha’ men and women

If you’ve been out and about in Silicon Valley in the last month or so, chances are you’ve heard of “Alpha Girls,” a new book written by longt...

‘Observation’ is a tense, atmospheric puzzler where you play a modern HAL 9000

When you watch 2001: A Space Odyssey, do you find yourself criticizing HAL 9000's machinations and thinking, "I could do better than that!" If so, Obs...

Livekick raises $3M to use live video for one-on-one training

Livekick, a startup that gives customers access to one-on-one personal training and yoga from their home (or hotel room, or elsewhere), is announcing ...

SpaceX reveals more Starlink info after launch of first 60 satellites

Last night's successful Starlink launch was a big one for SpaceX — its heaviest payload ever, weighed down by 60 communications satellites that will...

Singapore startup H3 Dynamics wins Echelon Asia Summit 2019

Ecomobi, which offers a social selling platform, has won the second prize Singapore-based H3 Dynamics, which offers a digital platform that fully aut...

Canopy’s upscale co-working business adds a new location in SF on the heels of strategic funding

Canopy, an upscale, profitable developer of co-working spaces, has expanded its footprint in San Francisco to a third location on the heels of a strat...

You can do it, robot! Watch the beefy, 4-legged HyQReal pull a plane

It's not really clear just yet exactly what all these powerful, agile quadrupedal robots people are working on are going to do, exactly, but even so i...

Busting the myths around AI, IoT, Big Data and Cloud at Echelon 2019

The definitions of these technologies are no longer important; what is important is their applications in the common man’s life The definitions of e...

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