• Meet The People Vying For The First-Ever Diversity Crunchie Award

    Meet The People Vying For The First-Ever Diversity Crunchie Award

    In case you haven’t noticed, diversity and inclusion are really important in tech, which is why we’ve stepped up our diversity coverage and have decided to present the first-ever award for diversity, the Include Diversity Award, at the 9th Annual Crunchies Awards on Monday, February 8. The Include Diversity Award goes to the person who has made the biggest contributions to… Read More

  • Revolut Gets More Funding For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service

    Revolut Gets More Funding For Its Mobile Foreign Exchange Service

    British startup Revolut just closed its seed round. After announcing having raised $2.3 million this Summer, the company has added a couple of new investors. In total, the company has raised $4.8 million (£3.2 million) from Index Ventures, Balderton Capital, Seedcamp and Point Nine, Venrex and business angels. Read More

  • Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.05.16

    Gillmor Gang LIVE 02.05.16

    Gillmor Gang – Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. LIVE recording session has concluded for today. Join our LIVE chat during the live show broadcast here through Chat Center Gillmor Gang on Facebook HERE Our sister show G3 on Facebook HERE The entire archive of G3 shows on Ustream Read More

  • Don’t Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations Crunch Network

    Don’t Sleep On New Data Privacy Regulations

    Chalk it up to the Snowden Effect. Although it has been nearly three years since Edward Snowden turned the world on its head by releasing a trove of highly sensitive documents, the ripples of his decision are still being felt broadly. To that end, the European Union recently finalized the text of what looks to be the world’s single most significant — and severe — data privacy… Read More

  • Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network

    Wevr Raises $25M, Announces Cross-Platform VR Content Network

    It’s a question on a lot of entrepreneurs’ minds: will the virtual reality space need replica networks for everything? Will the unique input and interface needs of VR lead to there being a Facebook for VR, a Twitch for VR and a Gmail for VR? Well today, Wevr is launching a private beta of Transport, a video platform that may have the potential to be the YouTube for virtual… Read More

  • 11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    This week, Alphabet surpassed Apple as the most valuable public company in the world, China released HD true-color photos of the moon, and IBM made three acquisitions. Here are the stories to catch you up on this week’s tech news. Read More

  • Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game Crunch Network

    Bay Area Airbnb Hosts Get Less Than They Bargained For During The Big Game

    As Super Bowl 50 draws near, some Airbnb hosts are hoping for a substantial payout. Crazy listings are popping up – this home is going for $6000 a night. If that’s out of your price range, how about sharing a room for only $1300 per night? The thought process seems solid – an estimated million people descending on the already housing-strained San Francisco Bay area. With… Read More

  • ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise

    ZIRX Drops Its Consumer Valet Service To Focus On The Enterprise

    ZIRX, an on-demand valet startup, is shutting down its consumer service at the end of the month, according to an email that the company sent out to ZIRX members today. The company confirmed the move in a blog post. However, the company isn’t shutting down. ZIRX is shifting its focus to its enterprise service while shuttering its consumer valet service on February 29. In short… Read More

  • CODE2040 CEO Calls For More Transparency, Accountability And Cultural Changes In Tech

    Tech companies have gotten better about disclosing their diversity data, but there are still a ton of companies that haven’t done so. In the reports that do exist, what’s often missing are insights around retention rates, which can be good indicators of a company’s culture and what it’s like to actually work there. I recently sat down with CODE2040 CEO Laura… Read More

  • What To Expect At The 9th Annual Crunchies

    Is this your first time attending the Crunchies? Well you’re in for a real treat. Even if you’ve been before, we’ve put together a guide detailing exactly what you can expect at this year’s show, and tips on how to prepare your night accordingly. You can meet the nominees and learn more about what the categories represent here. Read More

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