The police said the demonstrators were trying to “agitate people” against an expansion of presidential powers, a lawyer for one of the detainees said.
 Pokémon Go is officially the biggest mobile game of all time — at this point, you’re either playing or you’re sick of hearing about it. If you’re in that first camp, keep reading. We are only a week in and several members of the TechCrunch team are level 20 or higher. We have put a ton of milage into the game. Hundreds of miles in fact. And here’s what we think… Read More
 Gunshot detectors and anti-drone defense topped our list of favorites from the 48 startups that presented at Y Combinator Summer 2016 Demo Day 2. We asked investors what wowed them and huddled with the TechCrunch team to come up with our picks of the 8 most promising companies. Check them out here, as well as our top 7 startups from the 44 that presented on Demo Day 1. Additional reporting… Read More
The pilgrims, who were returning to Iran after a journey to observe Arbaeen, were killed by a truck bomb at a roadside service station.
 Happy New Year! 2016 was … well, we will not soon forget it. Brexit; Trump; the Grim Reaper’s celebrity killing spree; and, on the upside, a lot of magnificent tech achievements and breakthroughs. But The Jons are not about that. The Jons, an annual award named (in an awe-inspiring fit of humility) after myself, go to tech’s more dubious achievers. And hoo boy were there a lot… Read More
A British man was convicted of capturing, killing and possessing the rare Large Blue butterfly, specimens of which can command as much as $400.
 It has been a terrible year for tech IPOs. Until now, only SecureWorks braved the market and it didn’t go well.But Acacia Communications braved the public markets today and outperformed expectations. After pricing its offering at the top of the range at $23 per share, the company soared to above $30 in its first day of trading, yielding a market cap of above $1 billion. Read More
Decades after an Air Force bomber and a refueling jet collided, Palomares remains haunted by high radiation levels, a hurried cleanup, health fears and stigma.