Kenyan e-commerce startup Sky.Garden has raised US$1.2 million in a round led by Jesper Drescher, the Norway-based TRK Group, The Katapult Accelerator Follow-up Fund, and a syndicate of Danish business angels led by Futuristic.vc. Sky.Garden is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for mobile commerce that is built specifically for African businesses. Its easy-to-use online marketplace allows… Read More »
Facebook announced a series of changes to its live-streaming, notably an HQ Trivia-like game-show platform, aimed at ...
Apple has been fined AUS$9 million ($6.6 million/£5 million) for misleading Australian consumers about their right to g...
Fintech startup Brex today unveiled a first-of-its-kind corporate card specifically designed to help startups qualify ba...
On Monday, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced that it has approved financial services...
Tech giant Google said Monday it will invest $550 million in cash into JD.com. In return, Google will receive more tha...
Paige.AI, a healthcare startup that applies artificial intelligence (AI) to cancer pathology, has come out of stealth mode and announced an exclusive deal with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK). The partnership gives Paige.AI access to MSK’s computational pathology intellectual property and its 25 million pathology slides — one of the largest repositories of de-identified… Read More »
Facebook is testing out a new feature that lets users downvote comments – which could herald one of the biggest overhauls in years to the social network. In a series of tweets, tech reporter Taylor Lorenz posted pictures of her Facebook feed showing the option to “downvote” comments, alongside the Like and Reply buttons. Multiple… Read More »
Google has been fined more than $21 million in India for “search bias” and abuse of its dominant position, competition regulators said Thursday. The Competition Commission of India found that Google had deliberately steered flight-related queries towards its own specialised flight search page rather than to competing websites, pocketing additional commission payments as a result…. Read More »
On Teusday, GoodSeeker announced it had closed $1.3 million in seed funding led by Capterra founder Michael Ortner. Based in McLean, Va., GoodSeeker provides a platform that makes it simpler for content marketers to craft the so-called “good” stories from an employee’s day-to-day work. Employees can use a story generator to easily craft their own testimonials, and… Read More »
A day after Google announced that Nest will join forces with its hardware teams instead of operating separately under Alphabet, Nest co-founder Matt Rogers and chief product officer Matt Rogers announced he’ll be leaving the company. It’s been a little more than four years since Google acquired Nest for $3.2 billion, and now both co-founders… Read More »
This year’s technology event organized by TechCrunch will take place in San Francisco on September 5-7, 2018 at the San Francisco’s Moscone Center West. The expanded space will allow for multiple programming stages, hands-on workshops, product demos, Q&A sessions with top speakers, exhibitors, and networking. Disrupt SF will host more than 1,200 startups and exhibitors… Read More »
IvyMark, a Tel Aviv startup that provides online business-management tools and a community for interior designers, is being acquired by the home-remodeling and design platform Houzz for a reported $30 million. That will mean a huge return for IvyMark investors, who put in just $3 million in 2016. Lee Rotenberg, who founded IvyMark in 2014… Read More »
Twitter says it had first quarterly profit in history and returned to revenue growth in the fourth quarter. Shares of Twitter surged more than 20% in pre-market trading Thursday. For the fourth quarter, Twitter reported revenue of $732 million, up 2% year-over-year. Net income was $91 million, compared to a loss of $167 million a… Read More »
Barcelona-based startup Badi launched a marketplace for urban room rentals in September 2015 with the goal of making it easier to find flatmates. The startup has now closed a $10 million Series A investment, led by Spark Capital, with the aim of ramping up its presence across Europe. Spark’s general partner Alex Finkelstein is the… Read More »