Facebook plans to challenge Europe’s top court, which today ruled that EU countries can order Facebook to globally remove content that violates local laws. Facebook currently complies with proper legal requests to remove content that breaks a nation’s laws, but can leave it up for global viewers if the post doesn’t violate its Community Standards.

But today during a live-streamed Q&A with Facebook employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that “This is something I expect us and other companies will be litigating.”

Zuckerberg explained that Facebook had “successfully fought” overly broad takedown requests in the past. He also noted that “a lot of the details about exactly how [the ruling gets] implemented will depend on national courts across Europe.”

Facebook told TechCrunch in a statement today that:

This judgement raises critical questions around freedom of expression and the role that internet companies should play in monitoring, interpreting and removing speech that might be illegal in any particular country.

At Facebook, we already have Community Standards which outline what people can and cannot share on our platform, and we have a process in place to restrict content if and when it violates local laws. This ruling goes much further.

It undermines the long-standing principle that one country does not have the right to impose its laws on speech on another country. It also opens the door to obligations being imposed on internet companies to proactively monitor content and then interpret if it is “equivalent” to content that has been found to be illegal.

 In order to get this right national courts will have to set out very clear definitions on what “identical” and “equivalent” means in practice. We hope the courts take a proportionate and measured approach, to avoid having a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

Zuckerberg hadn’t done a live-streamed Q&A recently, but holds them weekly inside Facebook. Yet after The Verge’s Casey Newton published two hours of leaked audio from Facebook internal all-hands meetings, Zuckerberg is trying to show he has nothing to hide.

Zuckerberg Live QA

During pre-question remarks, Zuckerberg also discussed the U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s open letter from the U.S., U.K and Australia demanding that Facebook halt the expansion of encryption across all its messaging apps. “We get that there are real concerns with doing that,” Zuckerberg said. “There are these different equities we try to balance,” specifically safety needs like catching child abusers and terrorists versus privacy and protecting political dissidents as well as normal citizens.

The CEO argued Facebook could still police encrypted apps, noting “There’s a lot we can do with detecting patterns,” including linking accounts so it can shut down the WhatsApp accounts of bad actors on Facebook, and that Facebook can “find it upstream” by analyzing suspicious activity outside of the messages threads themselves. He also mentioned that iMessage is the top U.S. messaging app and it’s encrypted too, showing Facebook isn’t the only one pushing private messaging and clearly users want it.

Queried about Bernie Sanders’ statement that “billionaires shouldn’t exist,” Zuckerberg said “no one deserves to have that much money.” That’s despite having a fortune north of $60 billion, though much of it is dedicated to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that works on science, justice, education, and opportunity issues.

Zuckerberg All Hands

Zuckerberg was asked about concerns that his comments regarding Facebook would likely sue to stop an attempt by regulators to break it up. He’d discussed how presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren had made the break-up a core piece of her policy slate, which led to questions about whether Facebook might try to minimize the reach of her statements or avoid voter registration that could aid.

Zuckerberg crystallized the question, saying, “If Facebook is worried about Elizabeth Warren becoming president because of that thing…how can we be trusted to be impartial and make sure she and other people get a voice?” He said that “Even when people disagree with what I think would be good…I still want to give them a voice . . . we need to be able to put what people want to express…above our preferences all the time.”

Today’s session certainly felt more guarded than the leaked Q&As. At one point Zuckerberg noted he wouldn’t share stats on Facebook Dating because it was a public discussion. Yet the talk still helped clarify critical Facebook policy positions are a tumultuous time for the company.

Zuckerberg joked at the beginning of the Q&A that he’s making this one publicly available because “I do such a bad job in interviews that it’s like, what do we have to lose?”

n

Earlier today, Chinese state broadcaster CCTV said it was also suspending broadcasts of the leagueu2019s games to be played in China.

n

In a statement today, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver tried to steer the league from the controversy. u201cIt is inevitable that people around the world — including from America and China — will have different viewpoints over different issues. It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences. However, the NBA will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues. We simply could not operate that way,u201d he said.

n

China remains a key strategic nation for the NBA. According to official figures, more than 600 million viewers in China watched NBA content during the 2017-18 season. The leagueu2019s five-year partnership with Chinese tech giant Tencent for digital streaming rights of matches is reported to be worth $1.5 billion.

n

In a statement issued today, Tencent Sports said it was u201ctemporarily suspendingu201d the pre-season broadcast arrangements. Over the weekend, Chinese sportswear maker Li-Ning Company and Shanghai Pudong Development Bank suspended their cooperation with the Houston Rockets.

n

Users on Twitter reported today that e-commerce giants Alibaba and JD.com appear to have taken a stand, too. Searches in Chinese for u201cHouston Rocketsu201d and u201cRockets,u201d which previously surfaced NBA franchise products, now return no results.

n

In an unrelated event, several Chinese services banned an episode of the satirical animated show u201cSouth Parku201d last week. In the episode, titled u201cBand in China,u201d the show criticized Chinau2019s policies on free speech and U.S. corporatesu2019 efforts to bow down to the worldu2019s most populous nation to avoid any repercussions.

n

In a statement on Monday, South Park creators issued a mock apology. They said, u201clike the NBA, we welcome the Chinese censors into our homes and into our hearts. We too love money more than freedom. Long live the Great Communist Party of China! May this autumnu2019s sorghum harvest be bountiful! We good now China?u201d

n
n n

n","protected":false},"excerpt":{"rendered":"

Smartphone maker Vivo, broadcaster CCTV and internet giant Tencent said today they are suspending all cooperation with the National Basketball Association, becoming the latest Chinese firms to cut ties with the league after a tweet from a Houston Rockets executive supporting Hong Kongu2019s pro-democracy protesters offended many in the worldu2019s most populous nation. Vivo, which […]

n","protected":false},"author":133574269,"featured_media":1893932,"comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","sticky":false,"template":"","format":"standard","meta":{"outcome":"","status":"","crunchbase_tag":0,"amp_status":"","relegenceEntities":[],"relegenceSubjects":[],"jetpack_publicize_message":"Chinese firms Tencent, Vivo, and CCTV suspend ties with the NBA over Hong Kong tweet https://tcrn.ch/2VpewDC by @refsrc"},"categories":[449557111,18056818],"tags":[929443,449553007,158652758,449550541,1373,542665,85088],"crunchbase_tag":[],"tc_stories_tax":[],"tc_event":[],"jetpack_featured_media_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg","jetpack_publicize_connections":[],"shortlink":"https://tcrn.ch/2VpewDC","rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"featured":false,"subtitle":"","fundingRound":false,"seoTitle":"","seoDescription":"","premiumContent":false,"premiumCutoffPercent":1,"tc_cb_mapping":[{"slug":"jd-com","cb_name":"JD.com","cb_slug":"jd-com-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/jd-com"},{"slug":"national-basketball-association","cb_name":"National Basketball Association","cb_slug":"national-basketball-association-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/national-basketball-association"},{"slug":"vivo","cb_name":"Vivo","cb_slug":"vivo-2-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/vivo-2"}],"associatedEvent":null,"event":null,"authors":[133574269],"hideFeaturedImage":false,"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1893927"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post"}],"version-history":[{"count":3,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1893927/revisions"}],"predecessor-version":[{"id":1894003,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1893927/revisions/1894003"}],"authors":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"count":0,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1893927&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat"}],"https://techcrunch.com/edit":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1893927&action=edit"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1893932"}],"wp:attachment":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1893927"}],"wp:term":[{"taxonomy":"category","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1893927"},{"taxonomy":"post_tag","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1893927"},{"taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1893927"},{"taxonomy":"tc_stories_tax","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1893927"},{"taxonomy":"tc_event","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1893927"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]},"_embedded":{"authors":[{"id":133574269,"name":"Manish Singh","url":"","description":"Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. Prior to this, he wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, and Mashable. You can reach out to him at manishsingh@pm.me","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/manish-singh/","slug":"manish-singh","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/","twitter":"https://twitter.com/refsrc"},"position":null,"cbDescription":"","cbAvatar":false,"twitter":"refsrc","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"author":[{"id":133574269,"name":"Manish Singh","url":"","description":"Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. Prior to this, he wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, and Mashable. You can reach out to him at manishsingh@pm.me","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/manish-singh/","slug":"manish-singh","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/","twitter":"https://twitter.com/refsrc"},"position":null,"cbDescription":"","cbAvatar":false,"twitter":"refsrc","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"id":1893932,"date":"2019-10-08T05:22:14","slug":"basket-nba-jpn","type":"attachment","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/08/chinese-firms-tencent-vivo-and-cctv-suspend-ties-with-the-nba-over-hong-kong-tweet/basket-nba-jpn/","title":{"rendered":"BASKET-NBA-JPN"},"author":133574269,"license":{"source_key":"getty images","person":"KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFP"},"authors":[133574269],"caption":{"rendered":"

Houston Rockets James Harden (C) dribbles the ball during a NBA preseason basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets in Saitama on October 8, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)

n"},"alt_text":"GettyImages 1174482778","media_type":"image","mime_type":"image/jpeg","media_details":{"width":4672,"height":3432,"file":"2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg","sizes":{"thumbnail":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=150,110","width":150,"height":110,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=150"},"medium":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=300,220","width":300,"height":220,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=300"},"medium_large":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=768,564","width":768,"height":564,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=1024"},"large":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=680,500","width":680,"height":500,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=680"},"guest-author-32":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=32,32","width":32,"height":32,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=32&h=32&crop=1"},"guest-author-50":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=50,50","width":50,"height":50,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=50&h=50&crop=1"},"guest-author-64":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=64,64","width":64,"height":64,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=64&h=64&crop=1"},"guest-author-96":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=96,96","width":96,"height":96,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=96&h=96&crop=1"},"guest-author-128":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=128,128","width":128,"height":128,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=128&h=128&crop=1"},"concierge-thumb":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?resize=50,37","width":50,"height":37,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg?w=50"},"full":{"file":"GettyImages-1174482778.jpg","width":1024,"height":752,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg"}},"image_meta":{"aperture":"0","credit":"AFP via Getty Images","camera":"","caption":"Houston Rockets James Harden (C) dribbles the ball during a NBA preseason basketball game between the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets in Saitama on October 8, 2019. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP) (Photo by KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"BASKET-NBA-JPN","orientation":"0","keywords":["Basket,Horizontal"]},"filesize":2138145},"source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-1174482778.jpg","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1893932"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/attachment"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1893932"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}]}}],"wp:term":[[{"id":449557111,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/asia/","name":"Asia","slug":"asia","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449557111"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449557111"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449557111"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449557111"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":18056818,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/entertainment-2/","name":"Entertainment","slug":"entertainment-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/18056818"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=18056818"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=18056818"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=18056818"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":929443,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/alibaba/","name":"alibaba","slug":"alibaba","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/929443"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=929443"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=929443"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=929443"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=929443"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=929443"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449553007,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/china-central-television/","name":"China Central Television","slug":"china-central-television","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/449553007"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=449553007"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=449553007"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=449553007"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=449553007"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=449553007"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":158652758,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/jd-com/","name":"JD.com","slug":"jd-com","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/158652758"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=158652758"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=158652758"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=158652758"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=158652758"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=158652758"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449550541,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/national-basketball-association/","name":"national basketball association","slug":"national-basketball-association","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/449550541"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=449550541"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=449550541"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=449550541"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=449550541"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=449550541"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":1373,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/nba/","name":"NBA","slug":"nba","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/1373"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=1373"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=1373"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=1373"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=1373"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=1373"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":542665,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/tencent/","name":"Tencent","slug":"tencent","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/542665"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=542665"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=542665"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=542665"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=542665"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=542665"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":85088,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/vivo/","name":"vivo","slug":"vivo","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/85088"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=85088"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=85088"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=85088"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=85088"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=85088"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[],[],[]]}}],"ec":[{"id":1891783,"date":"2019-10-04T15:00:09","date_gmt":"2019-10-04T22:00:09","guid":{"rendered":"https://techcrunch.com/?p=1891783"},"modified":"2019-10-04T11:44:12","modified_gmt":"2019-10-04T18:44:12","slug":"htcs-new-ceo-discusses-the-phonemakers-future","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/04/htcs-new-ceo-discusses-the-phonemakers-future/","title":{"rendered":"HTC’s new CEO discusses the phonemaker’s future"},"content":{"rendered":"

On September 17, HTC announced that cofounder Cher Wang would be stepping down as CEO. In her place, Yves Maitre stepped into the role of Chief Executive, after more than a decade at French telecom giant, Orange.

n

Itu2019s a tough job at an even tougher time. The move comes on the tail of five consecutive quarterly losses and major layoffs, including a quarter of the companyu2019s staff, which were let go in July of last year.

n

Itu2019s a far fall for a company that comprised roughly 11 percent of global smartphone sales, some eight years ago. These days, HTC is routinely relegated to the u201cotheru201d column when these figures are published.

n

All of this is not to say that the company doesnu2019t have some interesting irons in the fire. With Vive, HTC has demonstrated its ability to offer a cutting edge VR platform, while Exodus has tapped into an interest in exploring the use of blockchain technologies for mobile devices.

n

Of course, neither of these examples show any sign of displacing HTCu2019s once-booming mobile device sales. And this Januaryu2019s $1.1 billion sale of a significant portion of its hardware division to Google has left many wondering whether it has much gas left in the mobile tank.

n

With Wang initially scheduled to appear on stage at Disrupt this week, the company ultimately opted to have Maitre sit in on the panel instead. In preparation for the conversation, we sat down with the executive to discuss his new role and future of the struggling Taiwanese hardware company.

n

5G, XR and the future of the HTC brand

n

","protected":false},"excerpt":{"rendered":"

On September 17, HTC announced that cofounder Cher Wang would be stepping down as CEO. In her place, Yves Maitre stepped into the role of Chief Executive, after more than a decade at French telecom giant, Orange. Itu2019s a tough job at an even tougher time. The move comes on the tail of five consecutive […]

n","protected":false},"author":699688,"featured_media":1545246,"comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","sticky":false,"template":"","format":"standard","meta":{"outcome":"","status":"","crunchbase_tag":0,"amp_status":"","relegenceEntities":[],"relegenceSubjects":[],"jetpack_publicize_message":"HTC’s new CEO discusses the phonemaker’s future https://tcrn.ch/2IpdH8E by @bheater"},"categories":[421926862,449223024,449557028,34942364],"tags":[361117,291,57597,20872,12114338,449557076,326315,449557072,576630263,260276,49067,81819,81,164620,282796,780658,377633,26083,3664,38616,22272,77196,30684,52999,576699430],"crunchbase_tag":[576701130],"tc_stories_tax":[],"tc_event":[],"jetpack_featured_media_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg","jetpack_publicize_connections":[],"shortlink":"https://tcrn.ch/2IpdH8E","rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"featured":true,"subtitle":"Ahead of a Disrupt appearance, Yves Maitre talks mobile, VR and blockchain","fundingRound":false,"seoTitle":"","seoDescription":"","premiumContent":true,"premiumCutoffPercent":0.12,"tc_cb_mapping":[{"slug":"htc","cb_name":"HTC","cb_slug":"htc-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/htc"},{"slug":"nokia","cb_name":"Nokia","cb_slug":"nokia-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/nokia"},{"slug":"exodus","cb_name":"Exodus","cb_slug":"exodus-052e-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/exodus-052e"},{"slug":"google","cb_name":"Google","cb_slug":"google-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/google"},{"slug":"ericsson","cb_name":"Ericsson","cb_slug":"ericsson-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/ericsson"},{"slug":"facebook","cb_name":"Facebook","cb_slug":"facebook-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/facebook"},{"slug":"t-mobile","cb_name":"T-Mobile","cb_slug":"t-mobile-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/t-mobile"},{"slug":"sprint","cb_name":"Sprint","cb_slug":"sprint-nextel-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/sprint-nextel"},{"slug":"chanel","cb_name":"CHANEL","cb_slug":"chanel-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/chanel"},{"slug":"deutsche-telekom","cb_name":"Deutsche Telekom","cb_slug":"deutsche-telekom-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/deutsche-telekom"},{"slug":"apple","cb_name":"Apple","cb_slug":"apple-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/apple"},{"slug":"cher-wang","cb_name":"Cher Wang","cb_slug":"cher-wang-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/cher-wang"},{"slug":"yves-maitre","cb_name":"Yves Maitre","cb_slug":"yves-maitre-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/yves-maitre"}],"associatedEvent":null,"event":null,"authors":[699688],"hideFeaturedImage":false,"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1891783"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post"}],"version-history":[{"count":11,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1891783/revisions"}],"predecessor-version":[{"id":1892734,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1891783/revisions/1892734"}],"authors":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/699688"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"count":0,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1891783&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat"}],"https://techcrunch.com/edit":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1891783&action=edit"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/699688"}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1545246"}],"wp:attachment":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1891783"}],"wp:term":[{"taxonomy":"category","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1891783"},{"taxonomy":"post_tag","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1891783"},{"taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1891783"},{"taxonomy":"tc_stories_tax","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1891783"},{"taxonomy":"tc_event","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1891783"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]},"_embedded":{"authors":[{"id":699688,"name":"Brian Heater","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/brian-heater/","slug":"brian-heater","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/eb77d830ad404e16ee7a4c7000b5f49d?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/eb77d830ad404e16ee7a4c7000b5f49d?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/eb77d830ad404e16ee7a4c7000b5f49d?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"twitter":"https://twitter.com/bheater","linkedin":"http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-heater/1/a92/94","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brian-heater"},"position":"Hardware Editor","cbDescription":"

Brian Heater is the Hardware Editor at TechCrunch. He worked for a number of leading tech publications, including Engadget, PCMag, Laptop, and Tech Times, where he served as the Managing Editor. His writing has appeared in Spin, Wired, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, The Onion, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast and various other publications. He hosts the weekly Boing Boing interview podcast RiYL, has appeared as a regular NPR contributor and shares his Queens apartment with a rabbit named Lucy.

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1461345979/xynitsmpgmmobpekzxkg.jpg","twitter":"bheater","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/699688"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"author":[{"id":699688,"name":"Brian Heater","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/brian-heater/","slug":"brian-heater","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/eb77d830ad404e16ee7a4c7000b5f49d?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/eb77d830ad404e16ee7a4c7000b5f49d?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/eb77d830ad404e16ee7a4c7000b5f49d?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"twitter":"https://twitter.com/bheater","linkedin":"http://www.linkedin.com/pub/brian-heater/1/a92/94","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/brian-heater"},"position":"Hardware Editor","cbDescription":"

Brian Heater is the Hardware Editor at TechCrunch. He worked for a number of leading tech publications, including Engadget, PCMag, Laptop, and Tech Times, where he served as the Managing Editor. His writing has appeared in Spin, Wired, Playboy, Entertainment Weekly, The Onion, Boing Boing, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Beast and various other publications. He hosts the weekly Boing Boing interview podcast RiYL, has appeared as a regular NPR contributor and shares his Queens apartment with a rabbit named Lucy.

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1461345979/xynitsmpgmmobpekzxkg.jpg","twitter":"bheater","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/699688"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"id":1545246,"date":"2017-09-20T12:13:08","slug":"spain-telecom-mobile-world-congress","type":"attachment","link":"https://techcrunch.com/spain-telecom-mobile-world-congress/","title":{"rendered":"SPAIN-TELECOM-MOBILE-WORLD-CONGRESS"},"author":24893112,"license":{"person":"JOSEP LAGO/AFP"},"authors":[24893112],"caption":{"rendered":"

(Photo: JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

n"},"alt_text":"","media_type":"image","mime_type":"image/jpeg","media_details":{"width":2315,"height":1544,"file":"2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg","sizes":{"thumbnail":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=150,100","width":150,"height":100,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=150"},"medium":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=300,200","width":300,"height":200,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=300"},"medium_large":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=768,512","width":768,"height":512,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=1024"},"large":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=680,454","width":680,"height":454,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=680"},"guest-author-32":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=32,32","width":32,"height":32,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=32&h=32&crop=1"},"guest-author-50":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=50,50","width":50,"height":50,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=50&h=50&crop=1"},"guest-author-64":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=64,64","width":64,"height":64,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=64&h=64&crop=1"},"guest-author-96":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=96,96","width":96,"height":96,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=96&h=96&crop=1"},"guest-author-128":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=128,128","width":128,"height":128,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=128&h=128&crop=1"},"concierge-thumb":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg?resize=50,33","width":50,"height":33,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg?w=50"},"full":{"file":"gettyimages-646727946.jpg","width":1024,"height":683,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg"}},"image_meta":{"aperture":"0","credit":"AFP/Getty Images","camera":"","caption":"A HTC logo hangs from a beam during the Mobile World Congress on the third day of the MWC in Barcelona, on March 1, 2017. rPhone makers will seek to seduce new buyers with artificial intelligence functions and other innovations at the world's biggest mobile fair starting today in Spain. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)","created_timestamp":"1488355200","copyright":"This content is subject to copyright.","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"SPAIN-TELECOM-MOBILE-WORLD-CONGRESS","orientation":"0","keywords":["Horizontal","LOGO","PHOTO D'ILLUSTRATION","SALON INFORMATIQUE TELECOMMUNIC"]},"filesize":493081},"source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/gettyimages-646727946.jpg","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1545246"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/attachment"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1545246"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/24893112"}]}}],"wp:term":[[{"id":421926862,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/augmented-reality-2/","name":"Augmented Reality","slug":"augmented-reality-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/421926862"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=421926862"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=421926862"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=421926862"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449223024,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/hardware/","name":"Hardware","slug":"hardware","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449223024"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449223024"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449223024"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449223024"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449557028,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/mobile/","name":"Mobile","slug":"mobile","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449557028"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449557028"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449557028"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449557028"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":34942364,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/virtual-reality-2/","name":"Virtual Reality","slug":"virtual-reality-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/34942364"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=34942364"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=34942364"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=34942364"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":361117,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/5g/","name":"5g","slug":"5g","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/361117"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=361117"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=361117"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=361117"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=361117"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=361117"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":291,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/apple/","name":"Apple","slug":"apple","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/291"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=291"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=291"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=291"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=291"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=291"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":57597,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/att/","name":"AT&T","slug":"att","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/57597"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=57597"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=57597"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=57597"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=57597"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=57597"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":20872,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/chanel/","name":"Chanel","slug":"chanel","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/20872"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=20872"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=20872"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=20872"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=20872"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=20872"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":12114338,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/cher-wang/","name":"cher wang","slug":"cher-wang","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/12114338"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=12114338"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=12114338"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=12114338"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=12114338"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=12114338"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449557076,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/china/","name":"China","slug":"china","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/449557076"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=449557076"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=449557076"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=449557076"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=449557076"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=449557076"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":326315,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/deutsche-telekom/","name":"deutsche telekom","slug":"deutsche-telekom","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/326315"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=326315"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=326315"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=326315"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=326315"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=326315"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449557072,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/disrupt/","name":"Disrupt","slug":"disrupt","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/449557072"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=449557072"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=449557072"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=449557072"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=449557072"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=449557072"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":576630263,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/disrupt-sf-2019/","name":"Disrupt SF 2019","slug":"disrupt-sf-2019","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/576630263"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=576630263"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=576630263"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=576630263"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=576630263"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=576630263"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":260276,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/ericsson/","name":"Ericsson","slug":"ericsson","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/260276"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=260276"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=260276"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=260276"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=260276"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=260276"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":576701130,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/?taxonomy=_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy&term=yves-maitre-person","name":"yves-maitre-person","slug":"yves-maitre-person","taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag/576701130"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?crunchbase_tag=576701130"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?crunchbase_tag=576701130"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[],[]]}},{"id":1889029,"date":"2019-10-01T13:10:10","date_gmt":"2019-10-01T20:10:10","guid":{"rendered":"https://techcrunch.com/?p=1889029"},"modified":"2019-10-02T14:53:28","modified_gmt":"2019-10-02T21:53:28","slug":"where-top-vcs-are-investing-in-edtech","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/where-top-vcs-are-investing-in-edtech/","title":{"rendered":"Where top VCs are investing in edtech"},"content":{"rendered":"

Education is a $4 trillion market globally in urgent need of an overhaul u2014 so where within education are top venture capitalists optimistic about startups building large businesses by providing new solutions?

n

According to EdSurge, $1.45 billion of venture capital (a mere 1.1% of the $130 billion in US venture funding) was invested in education startups in the US in 2018; there were only 112 education-focused deals. In line with the trend in venture capital overall, this represented an increase in overall capital but a concentration in fewer deals (mainly large late-stage rounds).

n

Education is regarded as a tough market for achieving VC scale returns. Selling into school districts and universities is difficult and slow, and freemium models that go direct-to-teachers have struggled to monetize.

n

New software, content, and financing solutions for learning outside the traditional school system are more compelling business opportunities. This is particularly the case in vocational training where the return on investment of an educational program or tool can be quantitatively measured in job offers and salary increases

n

I asked four leading edtech VCs and six of the top generalist VCs (who have a track record of education investments) to share where they see opportunity in this sector:

n
    n
  • Jennifer Carolan, Reach Capital
  • n
  • Amit Mukherjee, NEA
  • n
  • Michael Staton, Learn Capital
  • n
  • Annie Kadavy, Redpoint Ventures
  • n
  • Aydin Senkut, Felicis Ventures
  • n
  • Matt Greenfield, Rethink Education
  • n
  • Hemant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners
  • n
  • Marlon Nichols, MaC Venture Capital
  • n
  • Jan Lynn-Matern, Emerge Education
  • n
  • Charles Birnbaum, Bessemer Venture Partner
  • n
n

Here are their answers…

n

GettyImages 925988314

Image via Getty Images / doyata

n

Jennifer Carolan, General Partner at Reach Capital (an education-focused VC firm in Palo Alto with investments including Abl, BetterLesson, Epic!, Handshake, Holberton School, Newsela, Outschool, and Tinkergarten):

n

u201cHuman-centered learning has been traditionally limited to one’s physical geography but technology is unlocking learning opportunities that never before existed.u00a0 We’re particularly interested in the marketplaces that are better matching supply and demand across experiential learning, educator coaching, tutoring, and online small groups.

n

","protected":false},"excerpt":{"rendered":"

Education is a $4 trillion market globally in urgent need of an overhaul u2014 so where within education are top venture capitalists optimistic about startups building large businesses by providing new solutions? According to EdSurge, $1.45 billion of venture capital (a mere 1.1% of the $130 billion in US venture funding) was invested in education […]

n","protected":false},"author":133574219,"featured_media":1889607,"comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","sticky":false,"template":"","format":"standard","meta":{"outcome":"","status":"","crunchbase_tag":0,"amp_status":"","relegenceEntities":[],"relegenceSubjects":[],"jetpack_publicize_message":""},"categories":[1342,20429,17396,35394854],"tags":[576604185,6874806,935795,97478441,366755199,76917337,24873,5137532,39170,250357,576701987,41722542,20778852,27680,1677681,449553492,448152263,5897,419888520,449547699,17959092,79261935,576652902,429747676,935926,149062,76231,9881044,36048006,448038131,174382,8592930,576595614,15387],"crunchbase_tag":[],"tc_stories_tax":[],"tc_event":[],"jetpack_featured_media_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg","jetpack_publicize_connections":[],"shortlink":"https://tcrn.ch/2oZilDt","rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"featured":false,"subtitle":"","fundingRound":false,"seoTitle":"","seoDescription":"","premiumContent":true,"premiumCutoffPercent":0.34,"tc_cb_mapping":[{"slug":"jennifer-carolan","cb_name":"Jennifer Carolan","cb_slug":"jennifer-carolan-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/jennifer-carolan"},{"slug":"bessemer-venture-partners","cb_name":"Bessemer Venture Partners","cb_slug":"bessemer-venture-partners-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/bessemer-venture-partners"},{"slug":"masterclass","cb_name":"MasterClass","cb_slug":"masterclass-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/masterclass"},{"slug":"learn-capital","cb_name":"Learn Capital","cb_slug":"learncapital-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/learncapital"},{"slug":"emerge-education","cb_name":"Emerge Education","cb_slug":"emerge-venture-lab-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/emerge-venture-lab"},{"slug":"guild-education","cb_name":"Guild Education","cb_slug":"guild-education-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/guild-education"},{"slug":"edmodo","cb_name":"Edmodo","cb_slug":"edmodo-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/edmodo"},{"slug":"walmart","cb_name":"Walmart","cb_slug":"walmart-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/walmart"},{"slug":"reach-capital","cb_name":"Reach Capital","cb_slug":"reach-capital-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/reach-capital"},{"slug":"coursera","cb_name":"Coursera","cb_slug":"coursera-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/coursera"},{"slug":"general-catalyst","cb_name":"General Catalyst","cb_slug":"general-catalyst-partners-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/general-catalyst-partners"},{"slug":"felicis-ventures","cb_name":"Felicis Ventures","cb_slug":"felicis-ventures-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/felicis-ventures"},{"slug":"everfi","cb_name":"EVERFI","cb_slug":"everfi-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/everfi"},{"slug":"knewton","cb_name":"Knewton","cb_slug":"knewton-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/knewton"},{"slug":"brightwheel","cb_name":"Brightwheel","cb_slug":"brightwheel-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/brightwheel"},{"slug":"general-assembly","cb_name":"General Assembly","cb_slug":"general-assembly-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/general-assembly"},{"slug":"hemant-taneja","cb_name":"Hemant Taneja","cb_slug":"hemant-taneja-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/hemant-taneja"},{"slug":"opensesame","cb_name":"OpenSesame","cb_slug":"opensesame-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/opensesame"},{"slug":"holberton-school","cb_name":"Holberton School","cb_slug":"holberton-school-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/holberton-school"},{"slug":"marlon-nichols","cb_name":"Marlon Nichols","cb_slug":"marlon-c-nichols-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/marlon-c-nichols"},{"slug":"brightbytes","cb_name":"BrightBytes","cb_slug":"brightbytes-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/brightbytes"},{"slug":"edmodo","cb_name":"Edmodo","cb_slug":"edmodo-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/edmodo"},{"slug":"annie-kadavy","cb_name":"Annie Kadavy","cb_slug":"annie-kadavy-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/annie-kadavy"},{"slug":"pluralsight","cb_name":"Pluralsight","cb_slug":"pluralsight-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/pluralsight"},{"slug":"new-enterprise-associates","cb_name":"New Enterprise Associates","cb_slug":"new-enterprise-associates-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/new-enterprise-associates"},{"slug":"redpoint","cb_name":"Redpoint","cb_slug":"redpoint-ventures-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/redpoint-ventures"},{"slug":"aydin-senkut","cb_name":"Aydin Senkut","cb_slug":"aydin-senkut-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/aydin-senkut"},{"slug":"rethink-education","cb_name":"Rethink Education","cb_slug":"rethink-education-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/rethink-education"},{"slug":"education-technology","cb_name":"Education Technology","cb_slug":"education-technology-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/education-technology"}],"associatedEvent":null,"event":null,"authors":[133574219],"hideFeaturedImage":false,"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1889029"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post"}],"version-history":[{"count":16,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1889029/revisions"}],"predecessor-version":[{"id":1890918,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1889029/revisions/1890918"}],"authors":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574219"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"count":0,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1889029&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat"}],"https://techcrunch.com/edit":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1889029&action=edit"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574219"}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1889607"}],"wp:attachment":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1889029"}],"wp:term":[{"taxonomy":"category","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1889029"},{"taxonomy":"post_tag","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1889029"},{"taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1889029"},{"taxonomy":"tc_stories_tax","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1889029"},{"taxonomy":"tc_event","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1889029"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]},"_embedded":{"authors":[{"id":133574219,"name":"Eric Peckham","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/eric-peckham/","slug":"eric-peckham","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/19ed60d94ee0ead84d080f16c9cf9f71?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/19ed60d94ee0ead84d080f16c9cf9f71?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/19ed60d94ee0ead84d080f16c9cf9f71?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"homepage":"http://monetizingmedia.com","twitter":"https://twitter.com/epeckham","linkedin":"https://linkedin.com/in/epeckham","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-peckham"},"position":"Media Columnist","cbDescription":"

Eric Peckham is TechCrunch's Media Columnist. He focuses on analysis of interactive media, non-interactive media, content creation platforms, communications tools, and education. Separate from TechCrunch, he writes the popular Monetizing Media newsletter.

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/mdvjguhwsa5ycxpmnicd","twitter":"epeckham","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574219"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"author":[{"id":133574219,"name":"Eric Peckham","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/eric-peckham/","slug":"eric-peckham","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/19ed60d94ee0ead84d080f16c9cf9f71?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/19ed60d94ee0ead84d080f16c9cf9f71?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/19ed60d94ee0ead84d080f16c9cf9f71?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"homepage":"http://monetizingmedia.com","twitter":"https://twitter.com/epeckham","linkedin":"https://linkedin.com/in/epeckham","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/eric-peckham"},"position":"Media Columnist","cbDescription":"

Eric Peckham is TechCrunch's Media Columnist. He focuses on analysis of interactive media, non-interactive media, content creation platforms, communications tools, and education. Separate from TechCrunch, he writes the popular Monetizing Media newsletter.

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/mdvjguhwsa5ycxpmnicd","twitter":"epeckham","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574219"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"id":1889607,"date":"2019-10-01T11:49:23","slug":"education-and-investment","type":"attachment","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/where-top-vcs-are-investing-in-edtech/education-and-investment/","title":{"rendered":"Education and investment"},"author":133574221,"license":{"source_key":"getty images","person":"z_wei"},"authors":[133574221],"caption":{"rendered":"

Image via Getty Images / z_wei

n"},"alt_text":"GettyImages 1124903310","media_type":"image","mime_type":"image/jpeg","media_details":{"width":5200,"height":3600,"file":"2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg","sizes":{"thumbnail":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=150,104","width":150,"height":104,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=150"},"medium":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=300,208","width":300,"height":208,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=300"},"medium_large":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=768,532","width":768,"height":532,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=1024"},"large":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=680,471","width":680,"height":471,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=680"},"guest-author-32":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=32,32","width":32,"height":32,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=32&h=32&crop=1"},"guest-author-50":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=50,50","width":50,"height":50,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=50&h=50&crop=1"},"guest-author-64":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=64,64","width":64,"height":64,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=64&h=64&crop=1"},"guest-author-96":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=96,96","width":96,"height":96,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=96&h=96&crop=1"},"guest-author-128":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=128,128","width":128,"height":128,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=128&h=128&crop=1"},"concierge-thumb":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?resize=50,35","width":50,"height":35,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg?w=50"},"full":{"file":"GettyImages-1124903310.jpg","width":1024,"height":709,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg"}},"image_meta":{"aperture":"0","credit":"Getty Images/iStockphoto","camera":"","caption":"Education and investment","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Education and investment","orientation":"0","keywords":[]},"filesize":466459},"source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/GettyImages-1124903310.jpg","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1889607"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/attachment"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1889607"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574221"}]}}],"wp:term":[[{"id":1342,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/education/","name":"Education","slug":"education","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/1342"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=1342"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=1342"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=1342"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":20429,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/startups/","name":"Startups","slug":"startups","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/20429"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=20429"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=20429"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=20429"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":17396,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tc/","name":"TC","slug":"tc","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/17396"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=17396"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=17396"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=17396"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":35394854,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/venture-capital-2/","name":"Venture Capital","slug":"venture-capital-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/35394854"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=35394854"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=35394854"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=35394854"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":576604185,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/annie-kadavy/","name":"annie kadavy","slug":"annie-kadavy","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/576604185"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=576604185"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=576604185"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=576604185"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=576604185"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=576604185"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":6874806,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/aydin-senkut/","name":"Aydin Senkut","slug":"aydin-senkut","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/6874806"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=6874806"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=6874806"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=6874806"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=6874806"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=6874806"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":935795,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/bessemer-venture-partners/","name":"Bessemer Venture Partners","slug":"bessemer-venture-partners","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/935795"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=935795"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=935795"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=935795"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=935795"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=935795"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":97478441,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/brightbytes/","name":"BrightBytes","slug":"brightbytes","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/97478441"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=97478441"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=97478441"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=97478441"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=97478441"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=97478441"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":366755199,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/brightwheel/","name":"brightwheel","slug":"brightwheel","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/366755199"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=366755199"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=366755199"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=366755199"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=366755199"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=366755199"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":76917337,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/coursera/","name":"Coursera","slug":"coursera","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/76917337"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=76917337"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=76917337"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=76917337"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=76917337"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=76917337"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":24873,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/disney/","name":"Disney","slug":"disney","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/24873"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=24873"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=24873"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=24873"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=24873"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=24873"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":5137532,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/edmodo/","name":"edmodo","slug":"edmodo","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/5137532"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=5137532"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=5137532"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=5137532"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=5137532"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=5137532"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":39170,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/edtech/","name":"edtech","slug":"edtech","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/39170"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=39170"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=39170"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=39170"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=39170"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=39170"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":250357,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/education-technology/","name":"education technology","slug":"education-technology","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/250357"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=250357"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=250357"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=250357"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=250357"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=250357"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[],[],[]]}},{"id":1885726,"date":"2019-09-25T11:20:16","date_gmt":"2019-09-25T18:20:16","guid":{"rendered":"https://techcrunch.com/?p=1885726"},"modified":"2019-09-25T10:36:47","modified_gmt":"2019-09-25T17:36:47","slug":"how-amazon-is-closing-out-competitors-by-opening-up-voice","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/25/how-amazon-is-closing-out-competitors-by-opening-up-voice/","title":{"rendered":"How Amazon is closing out competitors by opening up voice"},"content":{"rendered":"

We’ve come a long way with voice-based interfaces in the last several years: They can find and play the music you like, tell you jokes, set timers, control your lights and help you shop, among many other things. But the battle lines were drawn from the start when it came to territory. The biggest hardware companies — Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Samsung — have up to now built their own voice assistants, taking a proprietary approach to encourage growth of their own ecosystems of services around their devices.

n

That model limits consumer choice, however, and it limits the kinds of developments that might spring out of a more collaborative, cacophonous approach.

n

Now we are seeing small signs of how that might be shifting. This week, Amazon announced the formation of a new consortium called the Voice Interoperability Group, which aims to create a set of standards and technology for hardware to handle one voice service, with users able to trigger one voice over another by way of “wake words.”

n

u201cMultiple simultaneous wake words provide the best option for customers,u201d said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, in a statement. u201cUtterance by utterance, customers can choose which voice service will best support a particular interaction. Itu2019s exciting to see these companies come together in pursuit of that vision.u201d

n

","protected":false},"excerpt":{"rendered":"

We’ve come a long way with voice-based interfaces in the last several years: They can find and play the music you like, tell you jokes, set timers, control your lights and help you shop, among many other things. But the battle lines were drawn from the start when it came to territory. The biggest hardware […]

n","protected":false},"author":13119829,"featured_media":1886539,"comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","sticky":false,"template":"","format":"standard","meta":{"outcome":"","status":"","crunchbase_tag":0,"amp_status":"","relegenceEntities":[],"relegenceSubjects":[],"jetpack_publicize_message":"How Amazon is closing out competitors by opening up voice https://tcrn.ch/2mEhd7l by @ingridlunden"},"categories":[449223024,17396],"tags":[6602,576700595,637],"crunchbase_tag":[],"tc_stories_tax":[],"tc_event":[],"jetpack_featured_media_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg","jetpack_publicize_connections":[],"shortlink":"https://tcrn.ch/2mEhd7l","rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"featured":false,"subtitle":"","fundingRound":false,"seoTitle":"","seoDescription":"","premiumContent":true,"premiumCutoffPercent":0.17,"tc_cb_mapping":[{"slug":"amazon","cb_name":"Amazon","cb_slug":"amazon-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/amazon"},{"slug":"microsoft","cb_name":"Microsoft","cb_slug":"microsoft-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/microsoft"}],"associatedEvent":null,"event":null,"authors":[13119829],"hideFeaturedImage":false,"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1885726"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post"}],"version-history":[{"count":7,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1885726/revisions"}],"predecessor-version":[{"id":1886544,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1885726/revisions/1886544"}],"authors":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/13119829"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"count":0,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1885726&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat"}],"https://techcrunch.com/edit":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1885726&action=edit"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/13119829"}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1886539"}],"wp:attachment":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1885726"}],"wp:term":[{"taxonomy":"category","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1885726"},{"taxonomy":"post_tag","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1885726"},{"taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1885726"},{"taxonomy":"tc_stories_tax","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1885726"},{"taxonomy":"tc_event","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1885726"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]},"_embedded":{"authors":[{"id":13119829,"name":"Ingrid Lunden","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/ingrid-lunden/","slug":"ingrid-lunden","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6648ec93043f0f368091adece63c6d52?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6648ec93043f0f368091adece63c6d52?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6648ec93043f0f368091adece63c6d52?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"facebook":"https://www.facebook.com/ingridlunden","twitter":"https://twitter.com/ingridlunden","linkedin":"https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridlunden","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ingrid-lunden"},"position":"Writer","cbDescription":"

Ingrid is a writer and editor for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London.

nn

Before TechCrunch, Ingrid worked at paidContent.org, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as the Financial Times. Ingrid covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect.

nn

When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in English but can also speak Russian, Spanish and French (in descending order of competence).

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1421351035/tbebbexwnizrc5qurxt4.jpg","twitter":"ingridlunden","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/13119829"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"author":[{"id":13119829,"name":"Ingrid Lunden","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/ingrid-lunden/","slug":"ingrid-lunden","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6648ec93043f0f368091adece63c6d52?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6648ec93043f0f368091adece63c6d52?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/6648ec93043f0f368091adece63c6d52?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"facebook":"https://www.facebook.com/ingridlunden","twitter":"https://twitter.com/ingridlunden","linkedin":"https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridlunden","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/ingrid-lunden"},"position":"Writer","cbDescription":"

Ingrid is a writer and editor for TechCrunch, joining February 2012, based out of London.

nn

Before TechCrunch, Ingrid worked at paidContent.org, where she was a staff writer, and has in the past also written freelance regularly for other publications such as the Financial Times. Ingrid covers mobile, digital media, advertising and the spaces where these intersect.

nn

When it comes to work, she feels most comfortable speaking in English but can also speak Russian, Spanish and French (in descending order of competence).

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1421351035/tbebbexwnizrc5qurxt4.jpg","twitter":"ingridlunden","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/13119829"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"id":1886539,"date":"2019-09-25T10:34:36","slug":"smart-speaker-in-studio","type":"attachment","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/09/25/how-amazon-is-closing-out-competitors-by-opening-up-voice/smart-speaker-in-studio/","title":{"rendered":"Smart speaker in studio"},"author":321129,"license":{"source_key":"getty images","person":"Yagi Studio","person_url":"https://www.gettyimages.com/search/photographer?family=creative&photographer=Yagi+Studio"},"authors":[321129],"caption":{"rendered":"

GettyImages 1155550955 1

n"},"alt_text":"GettyImages 1155550955 1","media_type":"image","mime_type":"image/jpeg","media_details":{"width":1936,"height":1549,"file":"2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg","sizes":{"thumbnail":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=150,120","width":150,"height":120,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=150"},"medium":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=300,240","width":300,"height":240,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=300"},"medium_large":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=768,614","width":768,"height":614,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=1024"},"large":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=680,544","width":680,"height":544,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=680"},"guest-author-32":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=32,32","width":32,"height":32,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=32&h=32&crop=1"},"guest-author-50":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=50,50","width":50,"height":50,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=50&h=50&crop=1"},"guest-author-64":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=64,64","width":64,"height":64,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=64&h=64&crop=1"},"guest-author-96":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=96,96","width":96,"height":96,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=96&h=96&crop=1"},"guest-author-128":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=128,128","width":128,"height":128,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=128&h=128&crop=1"},"concierge-thumb":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?resize=50,40","width":50,"height":40,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg?w=50"},"full":{"file":"GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg","width":1024,"height":819,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg"}},"image_meta":{"aperture":"0","credit":"Getty Images","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Yagi Studio","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Smart speaker in studio","orientation":"0","keywords":[]},"filesize":532410},"source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/GettyImages-1155550955-1.jpg","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1886539"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/attachment"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1886539"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/321129"}]}}],"wp:term":[[{"id":449223024,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/hardware/","name":"Hardware","slug":"hardware","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449223024"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449223024"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449223024"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449223024"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":17396,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tc/","name":"TC","slug":"tc","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/17396"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=17396"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=17396"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=17396"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":6602,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/amazon/","name":"Amazon","slug":"amazon","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/6602"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=6602"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=6602"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=6602"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=6602"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=6602"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":576700595,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/amazon-hardware-event-2019/","name":"Amazon Hardware Event 2019","slug":"amazon-hardware-event-2019","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/576700595"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=576700595"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=576700595"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=576700595"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=576700595"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=576700595"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":637,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/microsoft/","name":"Microsoft","slug":"microsoft","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/637"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=637"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=637"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=637"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=637"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=637"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[],[],[]]}},{"id":1886315,"date":"2019-10-01T11:29:52","date_gmt":"2019-10-01T18:29:52","guid":{"rendered":"https://techcrunch.com/?p=1886315"},"modified":"2019-10-01T11:29:52","modified_gmt":"2019-10-01T18:29:52","slug":"chinas-growing-digital-influence-in-africa","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/chinas-growing-digital-influence-in-africa/","title":{"rendered":"Chinau2019s growing digital influence in Africa"},"content":{"rendered":"

Thereu2019s been a heap of China in Africa coverage over the last decade, but very little of it is focused on tech. In part, because the countryu2019s engagement with African startups is light compared to its deal-making on infrastructure and commodities. Now, that all looks to be shifting.

n

TechCrunch has tracked moves by a number of Chinese actors in Africau2019s tech sector over the past year. This could signal the next chapter in Chinau2019s influence in Africa u2014 one more digital than bricks and mortar.

n

Primer on China in Africa

n

To the former, the government of China has designated Africa a strategic priority in its foreign relations and has pursued policies and programs accordingly.

n

","protected":false},"excerpt":{"rendered":"

Thereu2019s been a heap of China in Africa coverage over the last decade, but very little of it is focused on tech. In part, because the countryu2019s engagement with African startups is light compared to its deal-making on infrastructure and commodities. Now, that all looks to be shifting. TechCrunch has tracked moves by a number […]

n","protected":false},"author":133574247,"featured_media":1888096,"comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","sticky":false,"template":"","format":"standard","meta":{"outcome":"","status":"","crunchbase_tag":0,"amp_status":"","relegenceEntities":[],"relegenceSubjects":[],"jetpack_publicize_message":""},"categories":[11160,15835174,449559685,20429,17396,35394854],"tags":[2214,929443,2666311,2365173,6025,449557076,50092,449557099,449556677,24231037,576605758,3023618,96077,576594825,4398355,778997,1906,479814,14988,183625,6231,576688594,576607253,576690661],"crunchbase_tag":[],"tc_stories_tax":[],"tc_event":[],"jetpack_featured_media_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png","jetpack_publicize_connections":[{"service_name":"twitter","display_name":"@TechCrunch","id":"21594318"}],"shortlink":"https://tcrn.ch/2p3iSEt","rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"featured":false,"subtitle":"","fundingRound":false,"seoTitle":"","seoDescription":"","premiumContent":true,"premiumCutoffPercent":0.06,"tc_cb_mapping":[{"slug":"alibaba-group","cb_name":"Alibaba Group","cb_slug":"alibaba-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/alibaba"},{"slug":"transsion","cb_name":"TRANSSION","cb_slug":"transsion-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/transsion"},{"slug":"wapi-capital","cb_name":"Wapi Capital","cb_slug":"wapi-capital-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/wapi-capital"},{"slug":"opera","cb_name":"Opera","cb_slug":"opera-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/opera"},{"slug":"flutterwave","cb_name":"Flutterwave","cb_slug":"flutterwave-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/flutterwave"},{"slug":"jack-ma","cb_name":"Jack Ma","cb_slug":"jack-ma-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/jack-ma"},{"slug":"idg-capital","cb_name":"IDG Capital","cb_slug":"idg-capital-partners-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/idg-capital-partners"},{"slug":"gsr-ventures","cb_name":"GSR Ventures","cb_slug":"gsr-ventures-management-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/gsr-ventures-management"},{"slug":"alipay","cb_name":"Alipay","cb_slug":"alipay-a757-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/alipay-a757"}],"associatedEvent":null,"event":null,"authors":[1186971],"hideFeaturedImage":false,"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1886315"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post"}],"version-history":[{"count":46,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1886315/revisions"}],"predecessor-version":[{"id":1889587,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1886315/revisions/1889587"}],"authors":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/guest-authors/jake-bright"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"count":0,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1886315&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat"}],"https://techcrunch.com/edit":[{"href":""}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574247"}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1888096"}],"wp:attachment":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1886315"}],"wp:term":[{"taxonomy":"category","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1886315"},{"taxonomy":"post_tag","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1886315"},{"taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1886315"},{"taxonomy":"tc_stories_tax","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1886315"},{"taxonomy":"tc_event","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1886315"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]},"_embedded":{"authors":[{"id":1186971,"name":"Jake Bright","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/jake-bright/","description":"Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.","slug":"jake-bright","links":{"twitter":"https://twitter.com/JakeRBright","linkedin":"https://www.linkedin.com/in/jake-bright-8987a8/","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/jake-bright"},"position":"Contributor","cbDescription":"

Jake Bright works as a contributor at TechCrunch.

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/mwbxmn4vjn0gubyyrn72","twitter":"JakeRBright"}],"author":[{"id":133574247,"name":"Jake Bright","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/jake-bright/","slug":"jake-bright","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d755d4d3c0f7f946312eaf191c4eeaaf?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d755d4d3c0f7f946312eaf191c4eeaaf?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/d755d4d3c0f7f946312eaf191c4eeaaf?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/","twitter":"https://twitter.com/jakerbright"},"position":null,"cbDescription":"","cbAvatar":false,"twitter":"jakerbright","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574247"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"id":1888096,"date":"2019-09-27T10:52:41","slug":"china-africa-tech","type":"attachment","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/01/chinas-growing-digital-influence-in-africa/china-africa-tech/","title":{"rendered":"china-africa-tech"},"author":133574247,"license":"","authors":[133574247],"caption":{"rendered":"

china africa tech

n"},"alt_text":"china africa tech","media_type":"image","mime_type":"image/png","media_details":{"width":3200,"height":1700,"file":"2019/09/china-africa-tech.png","sizes":{"thumbnail":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=150,80","width":150,"height":80,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=150"},"medium":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=300,159","width":300,"height":159,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=300"},"medium_large":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=768,408","width":768,"height":408,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=1024"},"large":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=680,361","width":680,"height":361,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=680"},"guest-author-32":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=32,32","width":32,"height":32,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=32&h=32&crop=1"},"guest-author-50":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=50,50","width":50,"height":50,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=50&h=50&crop=1"},"guest-author-64":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=64,64","width":64,"height":64,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=64&h=64&crop=1"},"guest-author-96":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=96,96","width":96,"height":96,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=96&h=96&crop=1"},"guest-author-128":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=128,128","width":128,"height":128,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=128&h=128&crop=1"},"concierge-thumb":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png?resize=50,27","width":50,"height":27,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png?w=50"},"full":{"file":"china-africa-tech.png","width":1024,"height":544,"mime_type":"image/png","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png"}},"image_meta":{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0","keywords":[]},"filesize":1257968},"source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/china-africa-tech.png","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1888096"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/attachment"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1888096"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574247"}]}}],"wp:term":[[{"id":11160,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/ecommerce/","name":"eCommerce","slug":"ecommerce","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/11160"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=11160"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=11160"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=11160"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":15835174,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/finance-2/","name":"Finance","slug":"finance-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/15835174"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=15835174"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=15835174"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=15835174"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449559685,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/private-equity/","name":"Private Equity","slug":"private-equity","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449559685"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449559685"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449559685"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449559685"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":20429,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/startups/","name":"Startups","slug":"startups","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/20429"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=20429"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=20429"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=20429"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":17396,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tc/","name":"TC","slug":"tc","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/17396"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=17396"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=17396"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=17396"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":35394854,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/venture-capital-2/","name":"Venture Capital","slug":"venture-capital-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/35394854"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=35394854"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=35394854"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=35394854"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":2214,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/africa/","name":"africa","slug":"africa","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/2214"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=2214"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=2214"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=2214"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=2214"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=2214"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":929443,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/alibaba/","name":"alibaba","slug":"alibaba","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/929443"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=929443"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=929443"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=929443"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=929443"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=929443"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":2666311,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/alibaba-group/","name":"alibaba group","slug":"alibaba-group","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/2666311"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=2666311"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=2666311"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=2666311"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=2666311"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=2666311"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":2365173,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/alipay/","name":"alipay","slug":"alipay","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/2365173"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=2365173"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=2365173"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=2365173"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=2365173"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=2365173"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":6025,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/beijing/","name":"Beijing","slug":"beijing","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/6025"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=6025"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=6025"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=6025"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=6025"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=6025"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449557076,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/china/","name":"China","slug":"china","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/449557076"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=449557076"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=449557076"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=449557076"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=449557076"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=449557076"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":50092,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/ethiopia/","name":"ethiopia","slug":"ethiopia","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/50092"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=50092"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=50092"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=50092"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=50092"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=50092"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449557099,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/europe/","name":"Europe","slug":"europe","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/449557099"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=449557099"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=449557099"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=449557099"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=449557099"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=449557099"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449556677,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/flutterwave/","name":"flutterwave","slug":"flutterwave","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/449556677"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=449556677"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=449556677"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=449556677"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=449556677"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=449556677"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":24231037,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/gsr-ventures/","name":"GSR Ventures","slug":"gsr-ventures","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/24231037"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=24231037"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=24231037"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=24231037"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=24231037"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=24231037"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[],[],[]]}},{"id":1889610,"date":"2019-10-02T12:48:30","date_gmt":"2019-10-02T19:48:30","guid":{"rendered":"https://techcrunch.com/?p=1889610"},"modified":"2019-10-05T10:25:21","modified_gmt":"2019-10-05T17:25:21","slug":"how-bongo-the-netflix-of-bangladesh-won-the-local-video-streaming-market-with-just-10m","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/02/how-bongo-the-netflix-of-bangladesh-won-the-local-video-streaming-market-with-just-10m/","title":{"rendered":"How Bongo, the u2018Netflix of Bangladesh,u2019 won the local video streaming market with just $10M"},"content":{"rendered":"

Thousands of miles away from the U.S., where technology giants, cable networks, and studios are locked in an intense multi-billion dollar battle to court users to their video streaming services, a startup in Bangladesh has already won the local video streaming market.

n

And it did all of this in six years with less than $10 million. And itu2019s also profitable.

n

Ahad Mohammad started Bongo in 2013. The on-demand video service began life as a channel on YouTube in 2014 before expanding as a standalone app to users a year later.

n

Of the 96 million people online in Bangladesh, Bongo has gained a majority of the base. Bongo with its local and international has over 75 million users subscribed to either Bongou2019s YouTube channel or to its app, Ahad said.

n

Bongou2019s domination in Bangladesh is second to none in the nation. iFlix, which raised $50 million a few months ago to expand its presence in several Asian markets, and Indiau2019s Zee5 are among the players that Bongo competes with, though their market share remains tiny in comparison.

n

TechCrunch caught up with Ahad to get an insight into the early days of building Bongo and what holds next for the “Netflix of Bangladesh” as it increasingly expands to international markets.

n

","protected":false},"excerpt":{"rendered":"

Thousands of miles away from the U.S., where technology giants, cable networks, and studios are locked in an intense multi-billion dollar battle to court users to their video streaming services, a startup in Bangladesh has already won the local video streaming market. And it did all of this in six years with less than $10 […]

n","protected":false},"author":133574269,"featured_media":1889622,"comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","sticky":false,"template":"","format":"standard","meta":{"outcome":"","status":"","crunchbase_tag":0,"amp_status":"","relegenceEntities":[],"relegenceSubjects":[],"jetpack_publicize_message":""},"categories":[449557102,449557111,18056818,329026,20429,35394854,412],"tags":[576700527,291,6915,24873,1460,2725655,63229,321616,637,4755,1182,5901,1070,71325,272240,166663,7411215,6567],"crunchbase_tag":[],"tc_stories_tax":[],"tc_event":[],"jetpack_featured_media_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg","jetpack_publicize_connections":[],"shortlink":"https://tcrn.ch/2n09KzP","rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"featured":true,"subtitle":"Bangladesh's largest video streaming service is expanding, profitable and open for buyout talks","fundingRound":false,"seoTitle":"","seoDescription":"","premiumContent":true,"premiumCutoffPercent":0.16,"tc_cb_mapping":[{"slug":"youtube","cb_name":"YouTube","cb_slug":"youtube-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/youtube"},{"slug":"sony","cb_name":"Sony","cb_slug":"sony-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/sony"},{"slug":"colors","cb_name":"Colors","cb_slug":"colors-2-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/colors-2"},{"slug":"netflix","cb_name":"Netflix","cb_slug":"netflix-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/netflix"},{"slug":"microsoft","cb_name":"Microsoft","cb_slug":"microsoft-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/microsoft"},{"slug":"apple","cb_name":"Apple","cb_slug":"apple-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/apple"},{"slug":"iflix","cb_name":"iflix","cb_slug":"iflix-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/iflix"}],"associatedEvent":null,"event":null,"authors":[133574269],"hideFeaturedImage":false,"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1889610"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post"}],"version-history":[{"count":19,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1889610/revisions"}],"predecessor-version":[{"id":1893328,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1889610/revisions/1893328"}],"authors":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"count":0,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1889610&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat"}],"https://techcrunch.com/edit":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1889610&action=edit"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1889622"}],"wp:attachment":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1889610"}],"wp:term":[{"taxonomy":"category","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1889610"},{"taxonomy":"post_tag","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1889610"},{"taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1889610"},{"taxonomy":"tc_stories_tax","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1889610"},{"taxonomy":"tc_event","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1889610"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]},"_embedded":{"authors":[{"id":133574269,"name":"Manish Singh","url":"","description":"Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. Prior to this, he wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, and Mashable. You can reach out to him at manishsingh@pm.me","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/manish-singh/","slug":"manish-singh","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/","twitter":"https://twitter.com/refsrc"},"position":null,"cbDescription":"","cbAvatar":false,"twitter":"refsrc","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"author":[{"id":133574269,"name":"Manish Singh","url":"","description":"Manish Singh covers India for TechCrunch. Prior to this, he wrote for VentureBeat, CNBC, The Outline, CNET, and Mashable. You can reach out to him at manishsingh@pm.me","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/manish-singh/","slug":"manish-singh","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/7e22c5bee07795e2ee3b9a8ac0623add?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/","twitter":"https://twitter.com/refsrc"},"position":null,"cbDescription":"","cbAvatar":false,"twitter":"refsrc","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"id":1889622,"date":"2019-10-01T12:07:09","slug":"map-myanmar-and-bangladesh","type":"attachment","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/02/how-bongo-the-netflix-of-bangladesh-won-the-local-video-streaming-market-with-just-10m/map-myanmar-and-bangladesh/","title":{"rendered":"Map Myanmar and Bangladesh,"},"author":133574269,"license":{"source_key":"getty images"},"authors":[133574269],"caption":{"rendered":"

Image via Getty Images

n"},"alt_text":"GettyImages 465424654","media_type":"image","mime_type":"image/jpeg","media_details":{"width":5079,"height":3386,"file":"2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg","sizes":{"thumbnail":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=150,100","width":150,"height":100,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=150"},"medium":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=300,200","width":300,"height":200,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=300"},"medium_large":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=768,512","width":768,"height":512,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=1024"},"large":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=680,453","width":680,"height":453,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=680"},"guest-author-32":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=32,32","width":32,"height":32,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=32&h=32&crop=1"},"guest-author-50":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=50,50","width":50,"height":50,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=50&h=50&crop=1"},"guest-author-64":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=64,64","width":64,"height":64,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=64&h=64&crop=1"},"guest-author-96":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=96,96","width":96,"height":96,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=96&h=96&crop=1"},"guest-author-128":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=128,128","width":128,"height":128,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=128&h=128&crop=1"},"concierge-thumb":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg?resize=50,33","width":50,"height":33,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg?w=50"},"full":{"file":"GettyImages-465424654.jpg","width":1024,"height":683,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg"}},"image_meta":{"aperture":"0","credit":"Getty Images/iStockphoto","camera":"","caption":"Vintage Map Myanmar,Bangladesh, Close-up macro image of South East Asia map . Selective focus on Bangladesh","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"hansslegers","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Map Myanmar and Bangladesh,","orientation":"0","keywords":["Photography,No People,Copy Space,Dhaka,Calcutta,World Map,Old-fa"]},"filesize":14115348},"source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/GettyImages-465424654.jpg","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1889622"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/attachment"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1889622"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/133574269"}]}}],"wp:term":[[{"id":449557102,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/apps/","name":"Apps","slug":"apps","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449557102"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449557102"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449557102"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449557102"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449557111,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/asia/","name":"Asia","slug":"asia","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449557111"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449557111"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449557111"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449557111"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":18056818,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/entertainment-2/","name":"Entertainment","slug":"entertainment-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/18056818"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=18056818"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=18056818"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=18056818"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":329026,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/media-2/","name":"Media","slug":"media-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/329026"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=329026"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=329026"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=329026"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":20429,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/startups/","name":"Startups","slug":"startups","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/20429"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=20429"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=20429"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=20429"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":35394854,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/venture-capital-2/","name":"Venture Capital","slug":"venture-capital-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/35394854"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=35394854"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=35394854"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=35394854"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":412,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/video/","name":"Video","slug":"video","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/412"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=412"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=412"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=412"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":576700527,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/altbalaji/","name":"ALTBalaji","slug":"altbalaji","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/576700527"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=576700527"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=576700527"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=576700527"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=576700527"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=576700527"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":291,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/apple/","name":"Apple","slug":"apple","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/291"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=291"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=291"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=291"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=291"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=291"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":6915,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/colors/","name":"colors","slug":"colors","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/6915"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=6915"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=6915"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=6915"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=6915"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=6915"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":24873,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/disney/","name":"Disney","slug":"disney","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/24873"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=24873"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=24873"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=24873"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=24873"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=24873"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":1460,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/healthcare/","name":"healthcare","slug":"healthcare","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/1460"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=1460"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=1460"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=1460"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=1460"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=1460"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":2725655,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/iflix/","name":"iflix","slug":"iflix","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/2725655"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=2725655"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=2725655"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=2725655"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=2725655"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=2725655"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":63229,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/internet-television/","name":"internet television","slug":"internet-television","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/63229"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=63229"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=63229"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=63229"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=63229"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=63229"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":321616,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/mesh-network/","name":"mesh network","slug":"mesh-network","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/321616"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=321616"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=321616"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=321616"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=321616"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=321616"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":637,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/microsoft/","name":"Microsoft","slug":"microsoft","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/637"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=637"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=637"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=637"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=637"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=637"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":4755,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/multimedia/","name":"Multimedia","slug":"multimedia","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/4755"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=4755"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=4755"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=4755"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=4755"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=4755"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[],[],[]]}}]},"isAdminBar":"","marketoEventId":"1004","marketoBrandStudioId":"1740","menus":{"main":[{"id":335981,"order":1,"parent":0,"text":"Startups","url":"https://techcrunch.com/startups/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":20429,"object":"category","type":"taxonomy","type_label":"Category","children":[]},{"id":1599989,"order":2,"parent":0,"text":"Apps","url":"https://techcrunch.com/apps/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":449557102,"object":"category","type":"taxonomy","type_label":"Category","children":[]},{"id":335983,"order":3,"parent":0,"text":"Gadgets","url":"https://techcrunch.com/gadgets/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":449557086,"object":"category","type":"taxonomy","type_label":"Category","children":[]},{"id":335986,"order":4,"parent":0,"text":"Videos","url":"/video/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":335986,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1761192,"order":5,"parent":0,"text":"Audio","url":"https://techcrunch.com/pages/podcasts/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1760429,"object":"page","type":"post_type","type_label":"Page","children":[]},{"id":1781882,"order":6,"parent":0,"text":"Extra Crunch","url":"/extracrunch/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1781882,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1599992,"order":7,"parent":0,"text":"Newsletters","url":"/newsletter","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1599992,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1599990,"order":8,"parent":0,"text":"Events","url":"/events/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1599990,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1752899,"order":9,"parent":0,"text":"Advertise","url":"https://techcrunch.com/pages/advertisement-events-calendar/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1416499,"object":"page","type":"post_type","type_label":"Page","children":[]},{"id":1599991,"order":10,"parent":0,"text":"u2014","url":"#","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1599991,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1855693,"order":11,"parent":0,"text":"Crunchbase","url":"http://crunchbase.com","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1855693,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]}],"startup-battlefield":[{"id":1602061,"order":1,"parent":0,"text":"About","url":"/startup-battlefield/about/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1602061,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1602062,"order":2,"parent":0,"text":"FAQ","url":"/startup-battlefield/faq/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1602062,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1602065,"order":3,"parent":0,"text":"Battlefield Home","url":"/startup-battlefield/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1602065,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1602063,"order":4,"parent":0,"text":"Leaderboard","url":"/startup-battlefield/leaderboard/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1602063,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1787197,"order":5,"parent":0,"text":"Apply Now","url":"https://apply.techcrunch.com","attr":"","target":"","classes":["apply-now-link"],"description":"","object_id":1787197,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]}],"footer":[{"id":1787716,"order":1,"parent":0,"text":"TechCrunch","url":"https://techcrunch.com","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1787716,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1601925,"order":2,"parent":0,"text":"Privacy Policy","url":"https://policies.oath.com/xw/en/oath/privacy/intl/index.html","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1601925,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1601926,"order":3,"parent":0,"text":"About Our Ads","url":"http://adinfo.aol.com/about-our-ads/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1601926,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1687671,"order":4,"parent":0,"text":"Code of Conduct","url":"https://techcrunch.com/pages/code-of-conduct/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1678717,"object":"page","type":"post_type","type_label":"Page","children":[]},{"id":1601928,"order":5,"parent":0,"text":"Terms of Service","url":"https://policies.oath.com/xw/en/oath/terms/otos/index.html","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1601928,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]}],"submenu":[{"id":1599997,"order":1,"parent":0,"text":"Topics","url":"#","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1599997,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[{"id":1600003,"order":2,"parent":1599997,"text":"Social","url":"https://techcrunch.com/social/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"How technology is shaping the way we live with each other","object_id":3457,"object":"category","type":"taxonomy","type_label":"Category","children":[]},{"id":1600004,"order":3,"parent":1599997,"text":"Mobile","url":"https://techcrunch.com/mobile/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"The apps, platforms and businesses redefining how we use computers","object_id":449557028,"object":"category","type":"taxonomy","type_label":"Category","children":[]},{"id":1600005,"order":4,"parent":1599997,"text":"Enterprise","url":"https://techcrunch.com/enterprise/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"How cloud computing, big data and new devices are changing work","object_id":449557044,"object":"category","type":"taxonomy","type_label":"Category","children":[]}]},{"id":1599998,"order":5,"parent":0,"text":"About","url":"#","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1599998,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[{"id":1601717,"order":6,"parent":1599998,"text":"Staff","url":"/pages/about-techcrunch","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1601717,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1600007,"order":7,"parent":1599998,"text":"Contact Us","url":"https://techcrunch.com/pages/contact-us/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":672,"object":"page","type":"post_type","type_label":"Page","children":[]},{"id":1600006,"order":8,"parent":1599998,"text":"Advertising Opportunities","url":"https://techcrunch.com/pages/advertisement-events-calendar/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1416499,"object":"page","type":"post_type","type_label":"Page","children":[]}]},{"id":1600000,"order":9,"parent":0,"text":"More TechCrunch","url":"#","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600000,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[{"id":1600009,"order":10,"parent":1600000,"text":"Startup Battlefield","url":"/startup-battlefield","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600009,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1795710,"order":11,"parent":1600000,"text":"Sponsored Content","url":"/sponsored","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1795710,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1600010,"order":12,"parent":1600000,"text":"Include","url":"/include/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600010,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1833332,"order":13,"parent":1600000,"text":"Unicorn Leaderboard","url":"https://techcrunch.com/unicorn-leaderboard/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1208000,"object":"page","type":"post_type","type_label":"Page","children":[]},{"id":1833377,"order":14,"parent":1600000,"text":"Crunchbase","url":"http://crunchbase.com/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1833377,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1600012,"order":15,"parent":1600000,"text":"Crunchboard","url":"http://crunchboard.com","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600012,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1620756,"order":16,"parent":1600000,"text":"Apply to Startup Events","url":"https://techcrunch.com/pages/tc-startup-programs/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1617703,"object":"page","type":"post_type","type_label":"Page","children":[]}]},{"id":1600001,"order":17,"parent":0,"text":"Read Anywhere","url":"#","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600001,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[{"id":1600013,"order":18,"parent":1600001,"text":"App Store","url":"https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/techcrunch/id526058642?mt=8","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600013,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1600014,"order":19,"parent":1600001,"text":"Google Play","url":"https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aol.mobile.techcrunch","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600014,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]}]},{"id":1600002,"order":20,"parent":0,"text":"International","url":"#","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600002,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[{"id":1600015,"order":21,"parent":1600002,"text":"China","url":"http://techcrunch.cn/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600015,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1600016,"order":22,"parent":1600002,"text":"Japan","url":"http://jp.techcrunch.com/","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1600016,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]}]}],"include":[{"id":1601974,"order":1,"parent":0,"text":"Our Mission","url":"/include/mission-statement","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1601974,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1601975,"order":2,"parent":0,"text":"Office Hours","url":"/include/office-hours","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1601975,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]}],"video-hub":[{"id":1605165,"order":1,"parent":0,"text":"News","url":"/shows/tctv-news","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605165,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605166,"order":2,"parent":0,"text":"Gadgets","url":"/shows/gadgets","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605166,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605167,"order":3,"parent":0,"text":"Features","url":"/shows/features","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605167,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605168,"order":4,"parent":0,"text":"Reviews","url":"/shows/reviews","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605168,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605169,"order":5,"parent":0,"text":"Interviews","url":"/shows/interviews","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605169,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605170,"order":6,"parent":0,"text":"Apps","url":"/shows/apps","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605170,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605171,"order":7,"parent":0,"text":"Disrupt","url":"/shows/techcrunch-disrupt","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605171,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605172,"order":8,"parent":0,"text":"Battlefield","url":"/shows/techcrunch-battlefield","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605172,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605173,"order":9,"parent":0,"text":"Sessions","url":"/shows/tc-sessions","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605173,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605174,"order":10,"parent":0,"text":"Crunch Report","url":"/shows/crunch-report","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605174,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605175,"order":11,"parent":0,"text":"Judah vs the Machines","url":"/shows/judah-vs-the-machines","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605175,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605176,"order":12,"parent":0,"text":"Down Round","url":"/shows/down-round","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605176,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605177,"order":13,"parent":0,"text":"Trust Disrupted","url":"/shows/trust-disrupted","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605177,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605178,"order":14,"parent":0,"text":"Built in Brooklyn","url":"/shows/built-in-brooklyn","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605178,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605179,"order":15,"parent":0,"text":"Inside Jobs","url":"/shows/inside-jobs","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605179,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]},{"id":1605180,"order":16,"parent":0,"text":"TC Cribs","url":"/shows/tc-cribs","attr":"","target":"","classes":[""],"description":"","object_id":1605180,"object":"custom","type":"custom","type_label":"Custom Link","children":[]}]},"playlistData":{"homepage":[],"videohub":[]},"entities":{"posts":[{"id":1892454,"date":"2019-10-03T16:40:39","date_gmt":"2019-10-03T23:40:39","guid":{"rendered":"https://techcrunch.com/?p=1892454"},"modified":"2019-10-07T15:27:27","modified_gmt":"2019-10-07T22:27:27","slug":"zuckerberg-vs-ecj","status":"publish","type":"post","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/03/zuckerberg-vs-ecj/","title":{"rendered":"Zuckerberg says Facebook will sue to stop EU’s global content takedowns"},"content":{"rendered":"

Facebook plans to challenge Europe’s top court, which today ruled that EU countries can order Facebook to globally remove content that violates local laws. Facebook currently complies with proper legal requests to remove content that breaks a nation’s laws, but can leave it up for global viewers if the post doesn’t violate its Community Standards.

n

But today during a live-streamed Q&A with Facebook employees, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that “This is something I expect us and other companies will be litigating.”

n
n
n

n
n

Live from our weekly internal Q&A

n

Live from our weekly internal Q&A.

n

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, October 3, 2019

n
n
n

Zuckerberg explained that Facebook had “successfully fought” overly broad takedown requests in the past. He also noted that “a lot of the details about exactly how [the ruling gets] implemented will depend on national courts across Europe.”

n

Facebook told TechCrunch in a statement today that:

n

This judgement raises critical questions around freedom of expression and the role that internet companies should play in monitoring, interpreting and removing speech that might be illegal in any particular country.

n

At Facebook, we already have Community Standards which outline what people can and cannot share on our platform, and we have a process in place to restrict content if and when it violates local laws. This ruling goes much further.

n

It undermines the long-standing principle that one country does not have the right to impose its laws on speech on another country. It also opens the door to obligations being imposed on internet companies to proactively monitor content and then interpret if it is u201cequivalentu201d to content that has been found to be illegal.

n

u00a0In order to get this right national courts will have to set out very clear definitions on what “identical” and “equivalent” means in practice. We hope the courts take a proportionate and measured approach, to avoid having a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

n
n

Zuckerberg hadn’t done a live-streamed Q&A recently, but holds them weekly inside Facebook. Yet after The Verge’s Casey Newton published two hours of leaked audio from Facebook internal all-hands meetings, Zuckerberg is trying to show he has nothing to hide.

n

Zuckerberg Live QA

n

During pre-question remarks, Zuckerberg also discussed the U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr’s open letter from the U.S., U.K and Australia demanding that Facebook halt the expansion of encryption across all its messaging apps. “We get that there are real concerns with doing that,” Zuckerberg said. “There are these different equities we try to balance,” specifically safety needs like catching child abusers and terrorists versus privacy and protecting political dissidents as well as normal citizens.

n

The CEO argued Facebook could still police encrypted apps, noting “There’s a lot we can do with detecting patterns,” including linking accounts so it can shut down the WhatsApp accounts of bad actors on Facebook, and that Facebook can “find it upstream” by analyzing suspicious activity outside of the messages threads themselves. He also mentioned that iMessage is the top U.S. messaging app and it’s encrypted too, showing Facebook isn’t the only one pushing private messaging and clearly users want it.

n

Queried about Bernie Sanders’ statement that “billionaires shouldn’t exist,” Zuckerberg said “no one deserves to have that much money.” That’s despite having a fortune north of $60 billion, though much of it is dedicated to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that works on science, justice, education, and opportunity issues.

n

Zuckerberg All Hands

n

Zuckerberg was asked about concerns that his comments regarding Facebook would likely sue to stop an attempt by regulators to break it up. He’d discussed how presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren had made the break-up a core piece of her policy slate, which led to questions about whether Facebook might try to minimize the reach of her statements or avoid voter registration that could aid.

n

Zuckerberg crystallized the question, saying, “If Facebook is worried about Elizabeth Warren becoming president because of that thingu2026how can we be trusted to be impartial and make sure she and other people get a voice?” He said that “Even when people disagree with what I think would be goodu2026I still want to give them a voice . . . we need to be able to put what people want to express…above our preferences all the time.”

n

Today’s session certainly felt more guarded than the leaked Q&As. At one point Zuckerberg noted he wouldn’t share stats on Facebook Dating because it was a public discussion. Yet the talk still helped clarify critical Facebook policy positions are a tumultuous time for the company.

n

Zuckerberg joked at the beginning of the Q&A that he’s making this one publicly available because “I do such a bad job in interviews that it’s like, what do we have to lose?”

n n","protected":false},"excerpt":{"rendered":"

Facebook plans to challenge Europe’s top court, which today ruled that EU countries can order Facebook to globally remove content that violates local laws. Facebook currently complies with proper legal requests to remove content that breaks a nation’s laws, but can leave it up for global viewers if the post doesn’t violate its Community Standards. […]

n","protected":false},"author":1603003,"featured_media":1892467,"comment_status":"open","ping_status":"closed","sticky":false,"template":"","format":"standard","meta":{"outcome":"","status":"","crunchbase_tag":0,"amp_status":"","relegenceEntities":[],"relegenceSubjects":[],"jetpack_publicize_message":"Zuckerberg says Facebook will sue to stop EU’s global content takedowns https://tcrn.ch/2AInnHf by @joshconstine"},"categories":[449557102,15986864,449557028,13217,3457,17396],"tags":[6474,81819,14332125,341024],"crunchbase_tag":[197883035],"tc_stories_tax":[],"tc_event":[],"jetpack_featured_media_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg","jetpack_publicize_connections":[],"shortlink":"https://tcrn.ch/2AInnHf","rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"featured":false,"subtitle":"","fundingRound":false,"seoTitle":"","seoDescription":"","premiumContent":false,"premiumCutoffPercent":1,"tc_cb_mapping":[{"slug":"mark-zuckerberg","cb_name":"Mark Zuckerberg","cb_slug":"mark-zuckerberg-person","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/person/mark-zuckerberg"},{"slug":"facebook","cb_name":"Facebook","cb_slug":"facebook-organization","cb_link":"https://crunchbase.com/organization/facebook"}],"associatedEvent":null,"event":null,"authors":[1603003],"hideFeaturedImage":false,"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1892454"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/post"}],"version-history":[{"count":13,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1892454/revisions"}],"predecessor-version":[{"id":1893844,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts/1892454/revisions/1893844"}],"authors":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/1603003"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"count":0,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1892454&order=asc&tc_hierarchical=flat"}],"https://techcrunch.com/edit":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1892454&action=edit"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/1603003"}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1892467"}],"wp:attachment":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media?parent=1892454"}],"wp:term":[{"taxonomy":"category","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories?post=1892454"},{"taxonomy":"post_tag","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags?post=1892454"},{"taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag?post=1892454"},{"taxonomy":"tc_stories_tax","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_stories_tax?post=1892454"},{"taxonomy":"tc_event","embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_event?post=1892454"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]},"_embedded":{"authors":[{"id":1603003,"name":"Josh Constine","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/josh-constine/","slug":"josh-constine","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd3b857e7f0024396cdbd36c4c102a5d?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd3b857e7f0024396cdbd36c4c102a5d?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd3b857e7f0024396cdbd36c4c102a5d?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"homepage":"http://www.JoshConstine.com","facebook":"http://www.facebook.com/JoshConstine","twitter":"https://twitter.com/joshconstine","linkedin":"https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshconstine/","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/josh-constine"},"position":"Editor-At-Large","cbDescription":"

Josh Constine is a technology journalist who specializes in deep analysis of social products. He is currently an Editor-At-Large for TechCrunch and is available for speaking engagements.

nn

Previously, Constine was the Lead Writer of Inside Facebook through its acquisition by WebMediaBrands, covering everything about the social network.

nn

Constine graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with a Master's degree in Cybersociology, examining the influence of technology on social interaction. He researched the impact of privacy controls on the socialization of children, meme popularity cycles, and what influences the click through rate of links posted to Twitter.

nn

Constine also received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Stanford University in 2007, with a concentration in Social Psychology & Interpersonal Processes.

nn

Josh Constine is an experienced public speaker, and has moderated over 120 on-stage interviews in 15 countries with leaders including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whistleblower Edward Snowden (via on-stage video conference), and U.S. Senator Cory Booker. He is available to moderate panels and fireside chats, deliver keynotes, and judge hackathon and pitch competitions.

nn

Constine has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Atlantic, BBC World Magazine, Slate, and more, plus has been featured on television on Good Morning, America, The Today Show, China Central Television, and Fox News. Constine is ranked as the #1 most cited tech journalist on prestigious news aggregator Techmeme.

nn

[Disclosures: Josh Constine temporarily advised a college friend's social location-sharing startup codenamed 'Signal' that was based in San Francisco before dissolving in 2015. This advising role was cleared with AOL and TechCrunch's editors and has concluded. Constine's fiancu00e9e Andee Gardiner co-founded startup accelerator Founders Embassy. Constine's cousin Darren Lachtman is the founder of influencer advertising startup Niche that was acquired by Twitter, and he's since left and founded teen content studio Brat. Constine does not write about Founders Embassy or Brat. Constine has personal acquaintances stemming from college housing circa 2007 with founders at Skybox Imaging (now Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat, and Robinhood, but does not maintain close social ties with them nor does that influence his writing. Constine occasionally does paid speaking engagements at conferences, but only those funded by companies he does not cover. Constine owns a small position in Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, does not day-trade, and discloses his positions directly in articles where appropriate. Constine does not do consulting, angel investing, or public stock trading beyond public stock invesments by his parents' estate that he has no role in managing or advising.]

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1415412437/xje35licfau9iewxnf44.png","twitter":"joshconstine","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/1603003"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"author":[{"id":1603003,"name":"Josh Constine","url":"","description":"","link":"https://techcrunch.com/author/josh-constine/","slug":"josh-constine","avatar_urls":{"24":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd3b857e7f0024396cdbd36c4c102a5d?s=24&d=identicon&r=g","48":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd3b857e7f0024396cdbd36c4c102a5d?s=48&d=identicon&r=g","96":"https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/fd3b857e7f0024396cdbd36c4c102a5d?s=96&d=identicon&r=g"},"links":{"homepage":"http://www.JoshConstine.com","facebook":"http://www.facebook.com/JoshConstine","twitter":"https://twitter.com/joshconstine","linkedin":"https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshconstine/","crunchbase":"https://www.crunchbase.com/person/josh-constine"},"position":"Editor-At-Large","cbDescription":"

Josh Constine is a technology journalist who specializes in deep analysis of social products. He is currently an Editor-At-Large for TechCrunch and is available for speaking engagements.

nn

Previously, Constine was the Lead Writer of Inside Facebook through its acquisition by WebMediaBrands, covering everything about the social network.

nn

Constine graduated from Stanford University in 2009 with a Master's degree in Cybersociology, examining the influence of technology on social interaction. He researched the impact of privacy controls on the socialization of children, meme popularity cycles, and what influences the click through rate of links posted to Twitter.

nn

Constine also received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from Stanford University in 2007, with a concentration in Social Psychology & Interpersonal Processes.

nn

Josh Constine is an experienced public speaker, and has moderated over 120 on-stage interviews in 15 countries with leaders including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, whistleblower Edward Snowden (via on-stage video conference), and U.S. Senator Cory Booker. He is available to moderate panels and fireside chats, deliver keynotes, and judge hackathon and pitch competitions.

nn

Constine has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, CNN Money, The Atlantic, BBC World Magazine, Slate, and more, plus has been featured on television on Good Morning, America, The Today Show, China Central Television, and Fox News. Constine is ranked as the #1 most cited tech journalist on prestigious news aggregator Techmeme.

nn

[Disclosures: Josh Constine temporarily advised a college friend's social location-sharing startup codenamed 'Signal' that was based in San Francisco before dissolving in 2015. This advising role was cleared with AOL and TechCrunch's editors and has concluded. Constine's fiancu00e9e Andee Gardiner co-founded startup accelerator Founders Embassy. Constine's cousin Darren Lachtman is the founder of influencer advertising startup Niche that was acquired by Twitter, and he's since left and founded teen content studio Brat. Constine does not write about Founders Embassy or Brat. Constine has personal acquaintances stemming from college housing circa 2007 with founders at Skybox Imaging (now Terra Bella), Hustle, Snapchat, and Robinhood, but does not maintain close social ties with them nor does that influence his writing. Constine occasionally does paid speaking engagements at conferences, but only those funded by companies he does not cover. Constine owns a small position in Ethereum and Bitcoin cryptocurrencies, does not day-trade, and discloses his positions directly in articles where appropriate. Constine does not do consulting, angel investing, or public stock trading beyond public stock invesments by his parents' estate that he has no role in managing or advising.]

","cbAvatar":"https://crunchbase-production-res.cloudinary.com/image/upload/v1415412437/xje35licfau9iewxnf44.png","twitter":"joshconstine","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/1603003"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users"}]}}],"wp:featuredmedia":[{"id":1892467,"date":"2019-10-03T16:28:23","slug":"belgium-eu-facebook-data-6","type":"attachment","link":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/03/zuckerberg-vs-ecj/belgium-eu-facebook-data-6/","title":{"rendered":"BELGIUM-EU-FACEBOOK-DATA"},"author":1603003,"license":"","authors":[1603003],"caption":{"rendered":"

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at the European Parliament, prior to his audition on the data privacy scandal on May 22, 2018 at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)

n"},"alt_text":"gettyimages 961424292","media_type":"image","mime_type":"image/jpeg","media_details":{"width":730,"height":505,"file":"2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg","sizes":{"thumbnail":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=150,104","width":150,"height":104,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=150"},"medium":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=300,208","width":300,"height":208,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=300"},"large":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=680,470","width":680,"height":470,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=680"},"guest-author-32":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=32,32","width":32,"height":32,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=32&h=32&crop=1"},"guest-author-50":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=50,50","width":50,"height":50,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=50&h=50&crop=1"},"guest-author-64":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=64,64","width":64,"height":64,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=64&h=64&crop=1"},"guest-author-96":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=96,96","width":96,"height":96,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=96&h=96&crop=1"},"guest-author-128":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=128,128","width":128,"height":128,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=128&h=128&crop=1"},"concierge-thumb":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg?resize=50,35","width":50,"height":35,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg?w=50"},"full":{"file":"gettyimages-961424292.jpg","width":730,"height":505,"mime_type":"image/jpeg","source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg"}},"image_meta":{"aperture":"0","credit":"AFP/Getty Images","camera":"","caption":"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg arrives at the European Parliament, prior to his audition on the data privacy scandal on May 22, 2018 at the European Union headquarters in Brussels. (Photo by JOHN THYS / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHN THYS/AFP/Getty Images)","created_timestamp":"1526947200","copyright":"This content is subject to copyright.","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"BELGIUM-EU-FACEBOOK-DATA","orientation":"0","keywords":["Horizontal","topix","bestof"]},"filesize":45913},"source_url":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/gettyimages-961424292.jpg","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media/1892467"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/media"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/types/attachment"}],"replies":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/comments?post=1892467"}],"author":[{"embeddable":true,"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/tc/v1/users/1603003"}]}}],"wp:term":[[{"id":449557102,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/apps/","name":"Apps","slug":"apps","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449557102"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449557102"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449557102"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449557102"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":15986864,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/government-2/","name":"Government","slug":"government-2","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/15986864"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=15986864"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=15986864"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=15986864"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":449557028,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/mobile/","name":"Mobile","slug":"mobile","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/449557028"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=449557028"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=449557028"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=449557028"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":13217,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/policy/","name":"Policy","slug":"policy","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/13217"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=13217"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=13217"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=13217"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":3457,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/social/","name":"Social","slug":"social","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/3457"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=3457"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=3457"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=3457"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":17396,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tc/","name":"TC","slug":"tc","taxonomy":"category","parent":0,"rapidData":{"pt":"","pct":""},"submenu_categories":[],"_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories/17396"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/categories"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/category"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?categories=17396"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?categories=17396"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?categories=17396"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":6474,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/encryption/","name":"encryption","slug":"encryption","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/6474"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=6474"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=6474"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=6474"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=6474"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=6474"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":81819,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/facebook/","name":"Facebook","slug":"facebook","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/81819"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=81819"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=81819"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=81819"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=81819"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=81819"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":14332125,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/facebook-policy/","name":"Facebook Policy","slug":"facebook-policy","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/14332125"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=14332125"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=14332125"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=14332125"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=14332125"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=14332125"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}},{"id":341024,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/mark-zuckerberg/","name":"Mark Zuckerberg","slug":"mark-zuckerberg","taxonomy":"post_tag","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags/341024"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tags"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/post_tag"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?tags=341024"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/battlefield-companies?tags=341024"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc-media-gallery?tags=341024"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?tags=341024"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_video?tags=341024"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[{"id":197883035,"link":"https://techcrunch.com/?taxonomy=_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy&term=facebook-organization","name":"facebook-organization","slug":"facebook-organization","taxonomy":"_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy","_links":{"self":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag/197883035"}],"collection":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/crunchbase_tag"}],"about":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/taxonomies/_tc_cb_tag_taxonomy"}],"wp:post_type":[{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/posts?crunchbase_tag=197883035"},{"href":"https://techcrunch.com/wp-json/wp/v2/tc_topic?crunchbase_tag=197883035"}],"curies":[{"name":"wp","href":"https://api.w.org/{rel}","templated":true}]}}],[],[]]}}],"media":[],"events":[],"battlefieldEvents":[],"battlefieldCompanies":[],"battlefieldPages":[]},"current_posts":[1892454],"request":"/2019/10/03/zuckerberg-vs-ecj/","siteURI":"https://techcrunch.com/","totalPages":"0","trending":[{"id":"291","link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/apple/","name":"nApple","type":"tag"},{"id":"449557044","link":"https://techcrunch.com/enterprise/","name":"Enterprisen","type":"category"},{"id":"2401","link":"https://techcrunch.com/transportation/","name":"Transportationn","type":"category"},{"id":"1003520","link":"https://techcrunch.com/tag/facebook-privacy/","name":"Facebook privacyn","type":"tag"}],"videoPlayerIds":{"no-ad-autostart":"56f58bbbe4b01497527036b2","regular":"56df4e9de4b0c9c31d626c18","regular-autostart":"56faf851e4b0d3dcac2e081a","sideview-autostart":"57e2c53fcc52c7730882bbfe"},"facebookPixelId":"1447508128842484","marketoAccountId":"270-WRY-762","vidibleCompanyId":"564f313b67b6231408bc51ee","recaptchaPublic":"6LeZyjwUAAAAABqkWH_Ct0efGn0B4pGU6ZLUeUvA","googleAnalyticsID":"UA-991406-1","googleAnalyticsDomains":["techcrunch.com"],"googleMapsAPIKey":"AIzaSyCodzMYMBdZIpxThSQqm79ACyheeRXPPE4","nps_survey_id":"","nps_bucket_percentage":"0","yahoo_search":{"api_id":"www.techcrunch.com","api_url":"//search.techcrunch.com","api_base":"/sugg/gossip/gossip-us-techcrunch/"},"tinypass":{"scriptDomain":"https://dashboard.tinypass.com","scriptURL":"https://cdn.tinypass.com/api/tinypass.min.js","apiKey":"Fy7FpgyUxA","apiURL":"https://api.tinypass.com"},"legacyPages":{"extra-crunch-membership":1781464,"got-a-tip":899671,"sponsored":1796357,"unicorn-leaderboard":1208000,"emerging":1208196,"exited":1208194},"apiNonce":"daccc7e4e6","userCan":{"editPosts":false,"restNonce":null},"initialStore":{"events":{"eventTypeIDs":[],"eventPostIds":[],"featuredEventIDs":{"event_home":[]},"featuredPostIDs":{},"pastEventIDs":{"default":[]},"pastFilters":{},"pastLoading":false,"upcomingEventIDs":{"default":null},"upcomingFilters":{},"upcomingLoading":false},"section":{"allPosts":[1892454],"contentObject":null,"currentPage":1,"expandedPost":"https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/03/zuckerberg-vs-ecj/","expandedPostIds":[1892454],"expandedIsland":"","loading":false,"component":"singlePost"}},"headlessSubpageSlugs":["tickets","exhibitor-directory"],"extraCrunchMarketingPageURL":"/subscribe","brandStudioMarketingPageURL":"/brand-studio","unicornLeaderboardSlug":"unicorn-leaderboard","newsletterURL":"http://link.techcrunch.com/join/134/signup-all-newsletters"}; /* ]]> */




Source link