Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Android – TechCrunch

Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant which you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” followed by a request to play...

YouTube just changed how you navigate videos in its mobile app – TechCrunch

YouTube is updating its mobile app to make it easier to navigate through videos. The company announced it will this week roll out a new horizontal swiping gesture that...

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...

Spotify’s increased focus on podcasts in 2019 includes selling its own ads – TechCrunch

Having established itself as a top streaming service with now over 200 million users, Spotify this year is preparing to focus more of its attention on podcasts. The company plans...

Californians may get a break on their mobile bills after tax is struck down...

Californians have a lot to enjoy — great weather, big waves, solid microbreweries, and of course extremely high taxes on prepaid mobile service. But this controversial last feature is being...

Don’t expect a new Nvidia Shield Tablet anytime soon – TechCrunch

The Shield TV, Nvidia’s Android TV streaming box, is still getting regular updates, but the Shield Tablet, which launched in 2014, was last refreshed in 2015 and officially discontinued last...

Square launches its in-app payments SDK – TechCrunch

Square today announced the launch of its in-app payments SDK that allows developers to build Square-powered payments right into their mobile apps. While Square remains best known for its...

The age of quantum computing is here – TechCrunch

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Scratch 3.0 is now available – TechCrunch

The only kids’ programming language worth using, Scratch, just celebrated the launch of Scratch 3.0, an update that adds some interesting new functionality to the powerful open-source tool. Scratch, for those...

Apple stock has dropped 38 percent in 90 days – TechCrunch

Apple stock was down over 9 percent overnight and continued the downward trend in trading this morning. In fact, the company’s stock price is down a total of 38 percent since...