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Just abouteverything you see on TV is presented by one of a handful ofmedia conglomerates. A similarly small number of telecommunication companies provides your cable service. If you have Comcast and you’re watching NBC, the content and the delivery infrastructure areowned by the same people. This tiny world will...
As a parent, finding out that your child has some type of condition or disability would probably be nothing short of devastating. For Ant and Beth Abbot, parents of little Finn, all it took for them to go through these feelings was a mere 10 days after their boy was...
Kids TV network Nickelodeon already has solid footing in the digital space with its lineup of over 40 preschool apps and games and its own streaming service, Noggin. Now, the entertainment brand is making its move into e-books. The company has just launched its first ever reading app...
A good gift can be anything as long as it’s thoughtful and comes from the heart. The best gifts are usually the ones that tug at our heartstrings, as thisyoung woman found out when she surprised her boyfriend with a published copy of the comic book he’d been working...
Paul Hemmersbaugh, chief counsel for the Department of Transportations National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has left the agency. NHTSA confirmed Hemmersbaughs departure after TechCrunch learned of the top lawyer taking leave of the federal organization. Hemmersbaugh is another high-ranking departure at the agency ahead of Trumps inauguration,...
Image: GETTYMeryl Streep's speech at Sunday's Golden Globes hit all the right notes, setting the internet on fire for most of Monday. Those on Team Streep tweeted breathlessly about her eloquence. Those not on Team Streep started up with the #thisiswhytrumpwon stuff. As for the subject of Streep's...
Cousins has become known for losing his cool.Image: Rich Pedroncelli/APSometimes you just need to teach a folding chair a lesson. Sometimes the chair is just, well, just sitting there all silent and smug, acting like it's too good to speak to you. Sometimes the chair is just asking...
Animals and humans have always had an interesting relationship. Sometimes that relationship can lead to unbelievable and often hilarious results. Like this dog who couldn’t believe his ears when he heard a recording of himself, courtesy of his owner, animal-human relationships are one of a kind. Usually, you expect the...
When this video starts, you’ll realize very quickly what’s going on. The Slater family decided to keep a secret from the rest of their loved ones for nine long months: They were expecting not just one, but two babies. Thankfully, they were able topull off the ruse right up until the...
Despite the copious amounts of venture funding that have flowed to them in recent years, food tech startups havent had an easy time of it especially in the food delivery game. Since 2015, GoodEggs, Zesty and Munchery have shuffled their executive decks, meal kit delivery darlings Blue Apron struggled with worker safety, and logistics...
When the film industry evolved from silent movies to “talkies” with full-booming sound, many actors and actresses found themselves suddenly out of a job when their voices didn’t match well with the picture they’d been presenting. Thosegrowing pains were exactly what inspired one of the most chipper musicals to...
Nick Kyrgios makes his political affiliations known with a shirt.Image: Jason McCawley/Getty ImagesThe game of tennis has never really been political in the same way other sports like soccer or the Olympics has been. Not that it concerns tennis star Nick Kyrgios, who sported an anti-Donald Trump...
Image: Wang gang/ImaginechinaMcDonald's has sold its China and Hong Kong franchise to Citic Group and Carlyle Group, the companies announced Monday. The $2.08 billion deal covers the fast food chain's franchise rights for the next 20 years in mainland China and Hong Kong. SEE ALSO: The McDonald's gray...
We all like to look nice. Whether we’re out on the town for the night or getting things done at work, we like to look our best. Except, let’s be real. As much as we like to look nice, we also hatehaving to look nice, especially when we’re tired....
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday our daily guided tour of the biggest tech stories from the past 24 hours will appear here on TechCrunch.com. To getThe Daily Crunchin your inbox every day of the week, sign up here. Atlassian says hello to Trello, Uber gets moving, and Facebook...
Elephants may love to go swimming, but that does not mean they take naturally to swimming pools. Fah Jam is learning to love the water. When she was 3months old, her front leg was caught in a trap set by villagers. The injury caused her to lose part of...
OBJ is not happy.Image: Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesNew York Giants electric wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had one of his worst games of the year on Sunday, and he clearly wasn't stoked about it. Beckham who's known for his emotional play punched a hole in a wall outside the...
It’s natural for younger kids to appreciate and get excited about the little things in life from earning a small amount for their allowance to getting a great grade on a paper they truly worked hard for. And just as children get easily thrilled about both large and small...
Civil liberties group Liberty has launched a crowdfunding campaign to funda U.K. High Court challenge to thebulk powers contained within a new domestic surveillance law. The Investigatory Powers Act dubbed the Snoopers charter by critics was passed by parliament last year, gaining royal assent in Novemberas the government...
Malin Olofsson is a young woman who, after years of suffering from anorexia, found weight lifting and became a fitness blogger. Now, she shares photos and stories with her friends and followers about her journey to health and fitness after 15 years of an eating disorder. She explains that...