• Partech Doubles Down On Seed With New $65 Million Seed Fund

    Partech Doubles Down On Seed With New $65 Million Seed Fund

    It feels like Partech Ventures announced its first seed fund (Partech Entrepreneur I) just yesterday — the Paris-based venture capital firm is already announcing a new $65 million (€60 million) seed fund called Partech Entrepreneur II. “This is the biggest dedicated seed fund in Europe focused on digital startups,” Partech General Partner Romain Lavault told me. “We… Read More

  • Alibaba Rival JD.com Launches Crowdfunding Site For Startups

    Alibaba Rival JD.com Launches Crowdfunding Site For Startups

    China’s largest e-commerce companies are eager to leverage their millions of users and hoards of data for new projects. For example, Alibaba’s other businesses include healthcare management, financial services, and cloud data. Now JD.com, its smaller but still formidable rival, is branching out into crowdfunding for startups. Read More

  • Technology Is The Path To Turkey’s Future

    Technology Is The Path To Turkey’s Future

    While most tech followers might not know it yet, there’s a new country emerging as a leader in technology. Turkey’s rapid economic growth, even in theface of the global economic downturn, has made it a model for dozens of countries across the world looking to develop everything from a robust banking system to health care reform. While this growth was impressive, it has set up… Read More

  • Lessons In Designing Great Enterprise Software

    Lessons In Designing Great Enterprise Software

    As people are bringing new expectations of a quality user experience into the workplace, delivering a consumer grade experience is becoming critical for all business software, and is increasingly a fundamental way for software makers to compete in the market. While most software makers are increasingly aware of this truth, the challenge today is how to effectively make the transition to… Read More

  • Why The Kleiner Perkins-Social+Capital Deal Fell Apart

    Why The Kleiner Perkins-Social+Capital Deal Fell Apart

    In January, reports surfaced that Social+Capital was in “acquisition” talks with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Those talks fell apart. So what happened? TechCrunch has heard from a few people familiar with the discussions about what might have led to the deal falling through. Read More

  • This Is Why #Brands Should Not Make April Fools’ Jokes

    This Is Why #Brands Should Not Make April Fools’ Jokes

    Welcome to the stupidest week on technology’s religious calendar: April Fools’ week. This isn’t the worst week. That slot remains filled by the Vegas confab that shall not be named. But be prepared for the next bit to be bored by trivial jokes, written by committee, and then signed off on by PR teams to ensure that any soul that might have been present in the words has… Read More

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    Why Jay-Z’s Music App Tidal Sounds Doomed

    Josh Constine talks about Tidal's new music streaming service.

    Why Jay-Z’s Music App Tidal Sounds Doomed
  • Don’t Read The Comments — Let Diffbot Analyze Them Instead

    Don’t Read The Comments — Let Diffbot Analyze Them Instead

    Diffbot’s mission, according to CEO Mike Tung, involves “teaching a robot how to read and understand web pages.” Today it expanded that understanding to include forums, comments, reviews, and other online discussions. When Tung talks about understanding web pages, he means turning the content into structured data — say, looking at an article and identifying the… Read More

  • See You This Week In Montreal And Toronto

    See You This Week In Montreal And Toronto

    Here we go! TechCrunch is winging its way to Montreal and Toronto this week for some amazing meetups. We want to see you there so I hope you’ve purchased your ticket, eh. All the pitch-off companies are picked and the judges are in line to offer pithy commentary. The pitch-offs will follow our tried and true formula. We’ll pick 6 to 8 startups per city and they will have 60 seconds… Read More

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