• Car-Sharing Startup RelayRides Raises $25 Million In Funding Led By Canaan Partners

    Car-Sharing Startup RelayRides Raises $25 Million In Funding Led By Canaan Partners

    Over the past year, peer-to-peer car rental startup RelayRides has been growing its average rental times and revenues by focusing specifically on daily and multi-day rentals. On the strength of its results, the company has raised an additional $25 million in Series B funding led by Canaan Partners. Read More

  • FreedomPop To Offer App-Sized Data Plans, Free Use Of Sponsored Apps

    FreedomPop To Offer App-Sized Data Plans, Free Use Of Sponsored Apps

    Earlier this month, Facebook made some waves in the mobile world when it acquired Pryte, a platform for carriers to sell bite-sized (byte-sized), cheaper, data for specific apps or other services. Facebook’s interest was for its Internet.org push into developing markets, but it’s not the only one interested in a la carte data: a similar model is also getting rolled out in… Read More

  • Credit Rating Startup Kreditech Raises A $40M Series B Round

    Credit Rating Startup Kreditech Raises A $40M Series B Round

    Kreditech, the credit rating service for enterprise which offer micro-loans to costumers based on social and commerce data, has closed a $40 million Series B funding round, the largest ever for a German financial services technology company and one of the largest rounds in Germany in 2014. The lead investor is Värde Partners, a PE fund, which was joined by existing shareholder Blumberg… Read More

  • Microsoft Has Just Launched Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

    Microsoft Has Just Launched Its First Android Smartphone, The Nokia X2

    Meet the Nokia X2, the first Android-based smartphone being made by Microsoft. Yes, you read that right: Microsoft has just made a new Android-based handset. It’s not the first Android device Microsoft owns, being as Redmond took over Nokia’s mobile making division in April. But some doubted whether Microsoft approved of Nokia’s Android experiment — and speculated that… Read More

  • Announcing PragueCrunch III

    Announcing PragueCrunch III

    It’s been a long time – five years, to be exact – since TC has taken over a bar in Prague for what usually turns out to be one of the best parties of the summer. Last time we held PragueCrunch the event lasted until the wee hours as startups and entrepreneurs pitched, boozed, and schmoozed until sun-up. Read More

  • CloudPhysics Grabs $15M In Series C Funding And Announces New Virtual Storage Predictive Analytics

    CloudPhysics Grabs $15M In Series C Funding And Announces New Virtual Storage Predictive Analytics

    CloudPhysics has a vision for the data center: It wants to give sysadmins clarity and insight into possible issues that create bottlenecks in a virtualized environment, offer solutions when they happen, and help prevent issues before they even happen — all as a cloud service. Read More

  • Google Makes Its Nest At The Center Of The Smart Home
  • CEO Late For Dinner

    CEO Late For Dinner

    Last week at the Cannes Lions advertising festival, sorry, “International Festival of Creativity”, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer had a bit of a tough time. First, she gave an on-stage presentation that some are saying was too ‘hard sell’ — telling the ad executives in attendance what they wanted to hear, without actually saying anything genuine. Okay. Read More

  • Etsy Buys French Startup A Little Market In Its Largest Acquisition So Far

    Etsy Buys French Startup A Little Market In Its Largest Acquisition So Far

    Etsy announced today that it has acquired a French company called A Little Market, a Paris-based online marketplace for handmade items. Though terms of the deal were undisclosed, Etsy says that this is its “sixth and largest acquisition to date.” A Little Market will continue to operate independently. Read More

  • Net Neutrality Shouldn’t Be Up To The FCC, Republicans Say

    Net Neutrality Shouldn’t Be Up To The FCC, Republicans Say

    House Republicans on Friday challenged the existing framework for how net neutrality rules are set and enforced. At a hearing held by the House Judiciary subcommittee on antitrust law, the Republican members said the Federal Trade Commission, not the Federal Communications Commission, should have authority when it comes to net neutrality. Read More