• How tech companies measure ‘legal’

    In a working environment obsessed with metrics dashboards, key performance indicators, and objectives and key results, the legal function presents an elusive target. Compared to sales, marketing and product, “legal” in a growing tech company can seem an inaccessible alchemy of risk, contracting and policy.

  • Google has used contract swaps to get bulk access terms to NHS patient data

    New Scientist has obtained a legal agreement between Google’s health division and the UK National Health Service (NHS) that includes provision to pass five years’ worth of patient data in bulk as part of a contract novation process. If you’re feeling a sense of deja vu that’s quite right: Back in 2016 it emerged — […]

  • Google picks up Microsoft veteran, Javier Soltero, to head G Suite

    Google has hired Microsoft’s former Cortana and Outlook VP, Javier Soltero, to head up its productivity and collaboration bundle, G Suite — which includes consumer and business tools such as Gmail, Hangouts, Drive, Google Docs and Sheets. He tweeted the news yesterday, writing: “The opportunity to work with this team on products that have such […]

  • Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein is rewriting the e-commerce playbook

    Backed by Forerunner Ventures, NEA and True Ventures, The Yes is an AI-powered shopping platform.

  • Daily Crunch: We review the Pixel 4

    The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Pixel 4 review: Google ups its camera game Brian Heater was impressed by the improvements in Google’s latest smartphone, including camera […]

  • EU contracts with Microsoft raising ‘serious’ data concerns, says watchdog

    Europe’s chief data protection watchdog has raised concerns over contractual arrangements between Microsoft and the European Union institutions which are making use of its software products and services. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) opened an enquiry into the contractual arrangements between EU institutions and the tech giant this April, following changes to rules governing […]

  • Pixel 4 review: Google ups its camera game

    Google’s first-party hardware has always been a drop in the bucket of global smartphone sales. Pixel devices have managed to crack the top five in the U.S. and Western Europe, but otherwise represent less than 1% of the overall market. It’s true, of course, that the company got a late start, largely watching on the […]

  • New Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming device leaks via Amazon listing

    The fact that Nvidia is updating its Shield TV hardware has already been telegraphed via an FCC filing, but a leak earlier today paints much more of a detailed picture. An Amazon listing for a new Nvidia Shield Pro set-top streaming device went live briefly before being taken down, showing a familiar hardware design and […]

  • Google Maps adds more Waze-like features, including driving-incident reports

    Google Maps is starting to look a lot more like Waze. Google today announced a series of new features that will allow drivers using the Maps app on iOS to report accidents, speed traps and traffic jams. And on both iOS and Android, users will be able to report other driving hazards and incidents, like […]

  • Farewell, Google Clips

    Update: Google has confirmed that it will be discontinuing the device. The company tells TechCrunch, Starting with Pixel 3, we integrated Clips technology into the Photobooth feature, which helps users capture images when everyone is looking at the camera, smiling, or even puckering up for a kiss. These were all features we first rolled out […]