Auto1 Group, a young used-car marketplace serving Europe, is now worth $2.8 billion

 Auto1 Group, a nearly five-year-old, Berlin-based used-car marketplace, just announced a huge round — €360 million ($404 million) in debt and equity financing that includes €75 million ($84.2 million) from Princeville Global, itself a Hong Kong-based investment firm with a second office in San Francisco. Why the excitement over Auto1? Momentum, seemingly. The company, which values… Read More

This concept video shows some great improvements for iOS 11

 2017 is no different — I still hate concept videos. But Federico Viticci and Sam Beckett teamed up once again to design some of the changes they’d like to see with iOS 11. It’s more convincing than your average concept video. In particular, this video focuses on iOS for the iPad. The Shelf is an interesting new feature. You can pull it down from the top of the screen and… Read More

Judah Vs. The Machines

 And now we present to the world: Judah Vs. The Machines, an eight-episode web series that follows comedian Judah Friedlander as he takes on the world’s most sophisticated artificial intelligence systems to see who truly reigns supreme. The series was produced by The Onion, in collaboration with TechCrunch, and is an excellent combination of informative content and hilarity. Read More

Ford names Jim Hackett CEO to take its connected car plans up a gear

 After a day of speculation, automaker Ford has announced a significant regime change to underscore its ambitions in connected and self-driving cars: Jim Hackett — who had been running Ford’s Smart Mobility business — is taking over as the company’s CEO, replacing Mark Fields, who is retiring.
The move is a bold attempt to push Ford into what many see as the next… Read More

Co-living gets more cash as shared housing developer HubHaus raises $1.4 million

 It’s an old story for anyone moving out to a new place, but for Merchant, and others like her, the idea that there can be a better way to move to a place, and live in a city, has led to the creation of new co-living spaces. In the old days, these spaces (once called communes by a generation less capitalized but perhaps no less idealistic) grew organically around shared interests and… Read More

CornerJob bags $19M to keep growing its blue-collar hiring platform

 Barcelona-based blue-collar recruitment app CornerJob has closed a $19 million Series C. The new financing will be used for product development, says CEO David Rodriguez, as well as bolstering its position in “strategic markets” and expanding into some new ones. Read More

Facebook’s content moderation rules dubbed “alarming” by child safety charity

 The Guardian has published details of Facebook’s content moderation guidelines covering controversial issues such as violence, hate speech and self-harm culled from more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets and flowcharts that the newspaper has seen. Read More

All the VIP speakers you’ll actually get to meet at #TheEuropas, June 13, London

 In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Conference & Awards, is a different kind of tech startup event which features smaller breakout sessions on key subjects for startups, as well as main-stage speakers and panels. The Europas conference is followed by a glittering awards for the hottest startups in Europe, based on voting by expert judges and the industry itself. But key to it all… Read More