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.
The uprising appeared to diverge wildly from the usual patterns of such attempts. And for several reasons, Turkey should have been at little risk.
 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
 Is nothing sacred? The rugged trails that over history have been trod by cowboys, gauchos, ranch hands, and in Australia, swagmen, are now to be presided over by cold, calculating machines. SwagBot is the vanguard of our incoming steer-driving overlords, its independent all-wheel drive churning carelessly the mud in which once toiled our manly forbears and their snorting charges. Read More
Sewage and trash continue to flow untreated into Rio de Janeiro’s waters, and recent tests found pathogens including rotaviruses and drug-resistant “super bacteria.”