All posts in “Events”

What telecoms and tech companies are saying about the FCC’s net neutrality decision

The FCC just voted to eliminate the net neutrality rules established by 2015’s Open Internet Order. The blowback has been predictably sudden from many prominent internet companies that are decrying the commission’s decision. Just as pronounced, however, has been the support from prominent telecoms that expressed enthusiasm for the FCC’s vote today’s.

Here’s what has been said so far. We’re still waiting to hear from others and we’ll update this list as we do.

A timeline of the FCC’s quest to destroy net neutrality

The actual creators of the modern internet tell the FCC it is wrong

Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, Whitfield Diffie, Martin Hellman, Brewster Kahle, Steve Wozniak, Susan Landau and others, people who literally led the creation of the internet, the web, encryption, hyperlinks, and all that good stuff tell the FCC that it’s both wrong and misguided.

“We are the pioneers and technologists who created and now operate the Internet,” they write. “The FCC’s rushed and technically incorrect proposed Order to abolish net neutrality protections without any replacement is an imminent threat to the Internet we worked so hard to create. It should be stopped.”

Perhaps they’re just “desperate” too.

Here’s everything new Niantic just added to Pokémon Go

Weather spawns

The weather will influence what spawns around you. If a Pokémon spawns because of weather patterns, it’ll have a more intense ring on the map and an icon next to its name during capture (see red arrows).

– Clear and sunny: More grass, ground, and fire Pokémon will spawn

Cloudy: More fairy, fighting, and poison Pokémon will spawn

– Foggy: More dark and ghost Pokémon will spawn

– Rainy: More water, electric, and bug Pokémon will spawn

– Snowy: More ice and steel Pokémon will spawn

– Windy: More dragon, flying, and psychic Pokémon will spawn

Niantic tells me the weather influences spawns, but it’s not set in stone. You might see snow Pokémon pop up when it’s sunny… they’ll just be considerably less common. Meanwhile, weather will impact spawns of all Pokémon, not just the new Gen 3 stuff.

9 of the most ridiculous pet gifts for your fur-loving friends

Welcome to the 2017 TechCrunch Holiday Gift Guide! We check out a lot of really cool stuff here at TechCrunch, so we figured we ought to put that experience to good use and help you get your holiday shopping done quickly. Need other ideas? You can find our full gift guide here.

We love our fur babies in Silicon Valley, and there’s plenty of tech to support them, feed them and keep them occupied while we’re away. We could give you a pet gift guide full of these tech gadgets, as we’ve done in the past. But some of what’s out there is just downright ridiculous… and because we all need a laugh, that’s our focus this year. Pets, after all, are the most fun to get ridiculous with.

So pull Pepper and Fifi close and check out the silliest of pet gifts for you and your friends this holiday season.

Tap that right arrow to start the gallery — or if you’re on mobile, just scroll.

These are the 10 best tech companies to work for in the U.S., according to Glassdoor

Glassdoor just released its top 100  U.S.-based companies to work for next year. Since we cover technology over here at TechCrunch, we broke out the top 10 tech companies from the list.

The rankings are based on employee feedback from companies with more than 1,000 employees. Through Glassdoor, employees rate companies based on things like their CEO, career opportunities, compensation and benefits, culture and values, and work-life balance. To be considered for the list, each employer needed at least 75 ratings across each of the workplace attributes.

Without further ado, here are the top 10 tech companies to work for in the U.S., along with what some employees say about them.