• Chauffeur-Privé Acquires Djump Following UberPOP Turmoils

    Chauffeur-Privé Acquires Djump Following UberPOP Turmoils

    UberPOP wasn’t the only victim of the recent taxi protests in France. Other ride-sharing companies Djump and Heetch were affected as well. While it’s still unclear what’s going to happen with Heetch, Djump will be joining French transportation company Chauffeur-Privé. Read More

  • Investments For Hearables Surge

    Investments For Hearables Surge

    Editor’s note: Ruochen Huang is an intern at CrunchBase and an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. These days the hardware you put in your ear can do much more than just play music. Although new technologies are just coming to market, the earworn wearables sector has companies developing products that change the way people perceive devices worn in and around the… Read More

  • Cinematique, The Touchable Video Platform, Will Now Allow Brands To Create Their Own Content

    Cinematique, The Touchable Video Platform, Will Now Allow Brands To Create Their Own Content

    After more than two years of restricting content creation to their in-house team, Cinematique, the touchable video platform, is releasing a beta version of a cloud-based Editor so brands can create their own interactive video content. As a refresher, Cinematique is a platform that overlays interactive areas on top of video content, which can either be used for e-commerce or creative… Read More

  • Thrive Market, A Health-Conscious Costco On The Web, Raises $30M

    Thrive Market, A Health-Conscious Costco On The Web, Raises $30M

    The demographic of health-conscious consumers is growing rapidly, and yet there is no dominant online player that provides high-quality, organic, natural products to those consumers. Thrive Market, an L.A.-based startup that just closed a $30 million Series A round, is looking to do just that. The company aims to be a hybrid of Whole Foods and Costco, where users pay $60/year for a membership… Read More

  • Baby-Making App Glow Gets Into Sex Ed With Ruby, An iOS App For Women’s Sexual Health

    Baby-Making App Glow Gets Into Sex Ed With Ruby, An iOS App For Women’s Sexual Health

    Glow, the app that aims to help women get pregnant (or not) launched a new iOS app for women’s sexual health today called Ruby. Ruby is similar to the other Glow family of products, but is tailored toward women’s general sexual health as opposed to just reproduction – because, well, there’s a lot more to us than our baby ovens. Read More

  • Top Gear’s Old Crew Signs With Amazon For New Show

    Top Gear’s Old Crew Signs With Amazon For New Show

    The original trio behind popular U.K. TV show Top Gear will be back sooner rather than later as they signed a deal with Amazon. Amazon Prime members in the U.K. will be able to stream the new car show starting in 2016. Prime members in the U.S., Japan, Austria and Germany should get the new show, too, as the company talks about a “global TV deal.” Read More

  • CVS Health Taps IBM’s Watson To Predict Patient Health Decline Before It Happens

    CVS Health Taps IBM’s Watson To Predict Patient Health Decline Before It Happens

    CVS and IBM have teamed up to stop chronic diseases patients from having a medical emergency before it gets to that point. The pharmacy will use Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing technology, to predict chronic disease patients in danger based on red flag behaviors. Read More

  • PicMonkey Grabs $41 Million Investment

    PicMonkey Grabs $41 Million Investment

    PicMonkey, a Seattle-based photo editing web app just secured a $41 million growth equity investment from Spectrum Equity. This is the three-year-old company’s first ever round of outside funding, the site has bootstrapped its way into profitability. Read More

  • GoButler Takes Its SMS Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M

    GoButler Takes Its SMS Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M

    GoButler has a straightforward premise — you should be able to send a text message and one of its “Heroes” will help you get whatever you need, whether you want to order dinner or make a flight reservation. Today, the startup is announcing that it has moved out of beta testing and is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Read More

  • FreedomPop Raises $10M More, Inks Strategic Deal With New Investor, Asian Carrier Axiata

    FreedomPop Raises $10M More, Inks Strategic Deal With New Investor, Asian Carrier Axiata

    FreedomPop, the U.S. wireless carrier startup that has been building a business based on completely free voice and data services, has raised another $10 million in funding from two strategic investors, the pan-Asian mobile carrier Axiata and an unnamed tech investor based in the U.S., the company is announcing today. The deal with Axiata will mean that FreedomPop will be expanding its free… Read More

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