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Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Good Luck, Buddy

Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Good Luck, Buddy

Presidential candidates are in the business of making big promises, and few of the Democratic contenders for the 2020 nomination have promised more than Andrew Yang. An entrepreneur turned politico, Yang has styled himself as the techie’s candidate. His platform is defined by its embrace of high-tech solutions for a variety of social problems and…
Andrew Yang has a new super PAC trying to raise millions

Andrew Yang has a new super PAC trying to raise millions

A new super PAC is planning to spend over $1 million to back Andrew Yang’s campaign for the presidency, a surprising effort that could give Yang needed support but will also test his commitment to disempower these big-money groups. The group, called Math PAC, is being run by a well-regarded Democratic operative, Will Hailer, and…
a16z’s Andrew Chen on the opportunities today for consumer tech startups

a16z’s Andrew Chen on the opportunities today for consumer tech startups

What’s happening in consumer tech? At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco last week, Extra Crunch managing editor Eric Eldon sat down with Andrew Chen, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz. Andrew focuses on consumer tech, with investments in companies like Barkbox, Boba Guys, Tinder, Substack and more. They talked about everything from design trends, to marketing,…
Andrew Mason’s Descript snags $15M, acquires Lyrebird to let users type text to create audio in their own voices

Andrew Mason’s Descript snags $15M, acquires Lyrebird to let users type text to create...

The boom in popularity for podcasting has given a new voice to the world of spoken word content that had been largely left for dead with the decline of broadcast radio. Now riding the wave of that growth, a startup called Descript that’s building tools to make the art of creating podcasts — or any…
Andrew Yang announces $1,000 a month UBI giveaway at Thursday’s debate

Andrew Yang announces $1,000 a month UBI giveaway at Thursday’s debate

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang went full influencer on the debate stage Thursday night. In his opening remarks, Yang announced that he would be giving away $120,000 through the course of the next year as part of a pilot program for his campaign’s key policy plan: universal basic income, or what he refers to as…
As a last resort, Andrew Yang proposes space mirrors to save the planet

As a last resort, Andrew Yang proposes space mirrors to save the planet

Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has delivered a climate plan that fleshes out his dreams for a geoengineered world. According to his proposal, which was released on August 26th, it’ll take 20 years, $4.87 trillion, and maybe even space mirrors to prevent a climate catastrophe. Similar to other Democratic candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden…
Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia

Andrew Ng’s AI companies expand to Medellin, Colombia

After his tenure as Chief Scientist at Baidu, Andrew Ng, the founder of the Google Brain project and former CEO of Coursera, set up a number of different proejcts that all focus on making AI more approachable. These include the education startup Deeplearning.ai, the AI Fund startup studio for building AI companies and Landing.ai, which…
Andrew Ng to talk about how AI will transform business at TC Sessions: Enterprise

Andrew Ng to talk about how AI will transform business at TC Sessions: Enterprise

When it comes to applying AI to the world around us, Andrew Ng has few if any peers. We are delighted to announce that the renowned founder, investor, AI expert and Stanford professor will join us on stage at the TechCrunch Sessions: Enterprise show on Sept. 5 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. …
Sam Lessin and Andrew Kortina on their voice assistant’s workplace pivot

Sam Lessin and Andrew Kortina on their voice assistant’s workplace pivot

The founders of Fin are betting on the consumerization of the enterprise Sam Lessin, a former product management executive at Facebook and old friend to Mark Zuckerberg, incorporated his latest startup under the name “Fin Exploration Company.” Why? Well, because he wanted to explore. The company — co-founded alongside Andrew Kortina, best known for launching…

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New Google Camera 6.3 version adds transparent top bar, requires Android...

The last major update to Google Camera elevated Night Sight to the main interface and made a number of other tweaks. It officially began rolling out with Android Q Beta 6, and should be available for all Pixel phones when Android 10 launches. Ahead of that, a new version of Google Camera introduces transparent app…

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