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Elon Musk just said Tesla might get into the mining business...

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The White House reportedly blocked climate testimony warning of a ‘possibly...

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Netanyahu’s Future in Doubt

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrives at the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, May 5, 2019. (Abir Sultan/Pool via Reuters) A second election could reshuffle Israel’s political deck. Israel’s political system was derailed this week over a conflict between secular and ultra-Orthodox Jews over national service. Or at least that was the reason given by…

Huawei responds to Android ban with service and security guarantees, but...

Huawei has finally gone on the record about a ban on its use of Android, but the company’s long-term strategy on mobile still remains unclear. In an effort to appease its worried customer base, the embattled Chinese company said today that it will continue to provide security updates and after-sales support to its existing lineup…

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold is an ambitious but flawed first attempt at...

Samsung has been flaunting its flexible display technology for years, but the company finally showcased the culmination of those efforts with the Galaxy Fold, its $1,980 foldable smartphone that goes on sale April 26. The Fold features a 4.6-inch cover display on the front, which unfolds like a book to reveal a larger, tablet-sized 7.3-inch…

Harry Potter, the Platform, and the Future of Niantic

The Niantic EC-1, Part III: What's next? What is Niantic? If they recognize the name, most people would rightly tell you it’s a company that makes mobile games, like Pokémon GO, or Ingress, or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. But no one at Niantic really seems to box it up as a mobile gaming company. Making…

The new CEO behind Burger King, Popeyes, and Tim Hortons reveals...

José Cil has two decades of expertise in the business of Burger King. Now, Cil is taking on Popeyes and Tim Hortons as well. In January, Cil was named CEO of Restaurant Brands International, the parent company of Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Popeyes. Cil began working at Burger King in 2000, serving as Burger…

Equity transcribed: Funding news round-up, a16z’s future, an upcoming IPO and...

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines. Here we put the words of our wildly popular venture capital podcast, Equity, into Extra Crunch members’ eyes instead of their ears. This week, TechCrunch’s Kate Clark and Crunchbase News’s Alex Wilhelm get rapid-fire on…

Scooters, remote workers, ethics, the future of fintech, etc.

Editor’s Note: refocused newsletters It was another dizzying week here at Extra Crunch as you will shortly see in this newsletter. One change that we are making: we are simplifying our newsletters to keep you better informed on what is happening on Extra Crunch. We are merging the daily, weekly, and article editions of this…

Dissecting what Lyft’s IPO means for Uber and the future of...

Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Kirsten Korosec and Kate Clark led a deep-dive discussion into Lyft’s IPO and the outlook for the business going forward. After skyrocketing nearly 10% on its first day hitting the…

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