Apple HomePod comes to China at $400 amid iPhone sales woes – TechCrunch

Apple is finally launching HomePod in China, but the timing is tricky as the premium device will have to wrestle with local competitors and a slowing economy. The firm...

LinkedIn now requires phone number verification for all users in China – TechCrunch

LinkedIn’s China site looks and functions just like LinkedIn everywhere else, except now it asks users in the country to verify their identities through phone numbers. The American company is...

Sorry Apple, I’m still not ready to upgrade my iPhone – TechCrunch

Last week, in light of Apple’s revised revenue guidance, my TC colleague Ron Miller made a tongue-in-cheek apology for taking so long to upgrade his old iPhone. He wrote that he had...

Apple’s trillion dollar market cap was always a false idol – TechCrunch

Let’s face it, we love large numbers. We are obsessed with them, whether it’s Forbes list of wealthiest individuals or tech unicorns, if it’s a big number we can’t get...

LG is adding Apple AirPlay and HomeKit support to its TVs – TechCrunch

There’s a trend here. After Samsung and Vizio, LG is also adding support for Apple’s ecosystem to its TV operating system webOS. Specifically, people who buy an LG TV...

Apple shows off new smart home products from HomeKit partners – TechCrunch

Apple recently invited reporters to meet a handful of companies announcing new products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The common theme: All of these products connect to Apple’s...

In major TV push, China’s Xiaomi buys 0.5% stake in TCL – TechCrunch

A veteran TV maker just got a notable refresh as it enters the age of connected devices. Xiaomi, the Beijing-based firm best known for budget smartphones, has bought 65.2 million shares,...

Apple losses trigger a plunge in US markets – TechCrunch

Bad news from Apple and signs of slowing international and domestic growth sent stocks tumbling in Thursday trading on all of the major markets. Investors erased some $75 billion in value...

Silicon Valley’s year of reckoning – TechCrunch

Tech companies have always branded themselves as the good guys. But 2018 was the year that the long-held belief that Silicon Valley is on the right side of progress and...

The top smartphone trends to watch in 2019 – TechCrunch

This was a bad year for the smartphone. For the first time, its seemingly unstoppable growth began to slow. Things started off on a bad note in February, when Gartner recorded...