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Nintendo shares hit 8-year high as cult title Monster Hunter is announced for Switch
Nintendo is unleasing a monster title on the Switch — quite literally — after Capcom revealed plans to bring its Monster Hunter franchise to the console with the upcoming Monster Hunter XX title. (That’s “double cross” not “XX,” by the way.) While it might not be mainstream in the West, Monster Hunter is... Read more
Warby Parker’s Prescription Check app lets you skip the eye doctor
Warby Parker wants to get you the right prescription glasses without forcing you to get an in-person eye test. It’s now testing its new Prescription Test app that uses your phone and computer in tandem to adminster a 20-minute series of eye tests, which are then reviewed by a... Read more
Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time
The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken. That valuation puts the total market cap of bitcoin — the total number of coins in circulation — at $32.92 billion. Bitcoin has been on... Read more
Swiss watch exports dropped for a third year in a row
According to the watch press, this year’s Baselworld in Switzerland was a graveyard. “The Baselworld show, ended March 30, was grim,” said Joe Thompson in Watchtime Magazine, an enthusiast publication. In short, a once might industry is contracting at an alarming rate. A further harbinger of death is far... Read more
Watch The Disrupt NY Day One live stream right here
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to our Day One coverage of TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017. We have an incredible line-up for you today, including a fireside chat with Derek Jeter, the NYT’s Mark Thompson, Yahoo’s Bob Lord, and Adam Neumann. Plus, we have panels on investment (with Stuart Ellman, Maha... Read more
Xiaomi puts the focus on India with plans to open 100 retail stores
Xiaomi is increasing its office retail presence in China as bids to gain ground stolen by rivals in its homeland, and now it is making that very same push in its second largest market, India. The Chinese company, which is valued at $45 billion, suffered a tough time last year as... Read more
Startups, you must raise this much to join the 1%
Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor: Today, we are finding out how much money a startup needs to raise to be counted among the best-capitalized new companies in its home state. Why bother with this? Because for states... Read more
Nike’s Breaking2 initiative was a crazy physical achievement and a brilliant marketing campaign
Nike’s Breaking2 initiative didn’t quite reach its goal of breaking the two-hour marathon mark, but that hasn’t stopped the company from crowing about the results. Nike has been working with three runners, Eliud Kipchoge, Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese, to break the two-hour threshold. It wasn’t just giving them shoes — a variation... Read more
Apple releases new job creation numbers, says it’s already responsible for 2 million U.S. jobs
Apple updated its U.S. job creation web page today with figures from 2016. Though Apple refreshes the site every year, this latest update coincides with CEO Tim Cook’s announcement during a CNBC interview that the company has formed a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Though... Read more
SpaceX recovered its Falcon 9 first stage after succeeding in launching NROL-76 for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Organization today. The recovery attempt saw the first-stage fall back to earth under a controlled descent after separating from the second stage and mission payload a few minutes after launch. SpaceX has... Read more