Nintendo Switch hits another sales milestone

Nintendo’s North American Switch unit sales have already surpassed the lifetime worldwide unit sales of the Wii U. The company announced Thursday that they had sold 15 million units of the popular handheld console in North America, further noting that the Switch had been the most popular console in the US for 10 months in […]

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The FCC has reportedly approved the T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Today, the Federal Communications Commission formally approved the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile in a 3-2 vote falling along party lines, The Verge reports. We’ve reached out to the FCC for comment. In April, T-Mobile and Sprint announced the proposed $26 billion deal, which unsurprisingly garnered a lot of questions around anticompetitiveness pretty much immediately. […]

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Watch OpenAI’s ‘human-like’ robot solve a Rubik’s Cube one-handed

There’s always been something so annoying about people who found the need to stack additional challenges onto solving a Rubik’s Cube quickly, whether it was doing it blind-folded or while juggling or one-handed. While it might have just been a challenge for them, it also seemed like a need to show off. OpenAI is clearly […]

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Interior design startup Havenly raises $32 million

Interior design platform Havenly is raising $32 million in new funding to create its first private label brand as the startup aims to integrate its own products into its design recommendation engine. The Denver-startup is an online interior design consultancy of sorts which pairs users looking to redesign their homes or apartments with expert designers. […]

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Week in Review: Tech’s trashiest merger

Hey everyone. Thank you for welcoming me into you inbox yet again. Last week, I talked about Juul’s unraveling mission statement and the highly-valued startup’s new Big Tobacco CEO. I got some great email responses and plenty of a pro-Juul DMs. If you’re reading this on the TechCrunch site, you can get this in your […]

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Snap CEO isn’t expecting much from Facebook antitrust investigations

Facebook’s relentless blatant feature copy of Snapchat have been seen as one of the chief examples of the company’s competitive overreach, but Snap CEO Evan Spiegel isn’t sure whether antitrust activity from the government is going to change the company’s near-term prospects of competing with Instagram. “I mean the history of antitrust would basically say […]

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Amid AR/VR experiments, Apple reportedly buys UK visual effects studio

Apple has reportedly acquired UK special effects studio IKinema, a startup that may be useful in Apple’s quest to bolster its mobile devices with AR special effects and in its more far-flung attempts to enter the AR/VR headset market. The company issued its standard confirmation for the deal to several other publications, “Apple buys smaller […]

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