• Yahoo Quietly Acquired Germany’s Media Group One For $23M In Q1

    Yahoo Quietly Acquired Germany’s Media Group One For $23M In Q1

    Yahoo’s well-worn acquisition trail to bring tech and talent back into the Internet company has been one of the more notable hallmarks of life under CEO Marissa Mayer. And while M&A appears to have slowed down significantly in 2015, it’s not stopped altogether: Yahoo quietly made an acquisition in Europe earlier this year to build out its advertising business in the region… Read More

  • YC-Backed GetScale’s Quality Control System Protects Factory Workers And Hardware Companies

    YC-Backed GetScale’s Quality Control System Protects Factory Workers And Hardware Companies

    At first glance, GetScale’s cameras might seem like just another factory surveillance system. The startup, however, wants to make life easier for engineers and assembly-line workers by allowing them to communicate directly and record the entire manufacturing process. Read More

  • Ibotta’s New Shopping List Finds Cash Back And Rebates As You Add Items

    Ibotta’s New Shopping List Finds Cash Back And Rebates As You Add Items

    Mobile savings app Ibotta, which got its start by targeting millennial shoppers who no longer seek out and clip paper coupons, has been working to re-think the role smartphones can play when it comes to shopping in the offline world. To date, that’s largely involved submitting receipts and scanning barcodes in order to save on in-store purchases, including those from grocery stores. Now… Read More

  • Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Pitch Your Startup In The TC Radio Pitch-Off On Sirius XM

    Each week, John Biggs and I make the long trek up to 49th Street to sit on tall chairs, slap on some headphones, and bring weekly tech news to the world of Internet radio (specifically Sirius XM Insight 121 listeners). Why do you care? Well, if you’re reading TechCrunch.com right now (which you are, by the way), then you likely have a mild interest in the goings-on of the tech world. Read More

  • Mumbai-Based Fitternity Raises $1M Seed Funding To Match Users With The Right Workouts

    Mumbai-Based Fitternity Raises $1M Seed Funding To Match Users With The Right Workouts

    Fitternity, a discovery platform for workout classes and other fitness services based in Mumbai, has raised $1 million in seed funding led by Exfinity Venture Partners. The company’s search platform, which lets users book free trials with exercise classes, personal trainers, and nutritionists, is currently available in Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore, with operations starting in Delhi soon. Read More

  • Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

    Voxel8 Raises $12M To Bring Its 3D Electronics Printer To Market

    Voxel8, the startup behind the first multi-material 3D electronics printer, has raised $12 million to bring its printers to the desks of engineers and designers everywhere. ARCH Venture Partners and Braemar Energy Ventures led the Series A round, joined by Autodesk, through its Spark Investment Fund, and In-Q-Tel. Read More

  • Trinity Backs Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof With $9M For Butter Coffee, Nootropics

    Trinity Backs Dave Asprey’s Bulletproof With $9M For Butter Coffee, Nootropics

    Dave Asprey, a self-proclaimed and self-taught biohacker who has amassed a huge following online, has just raised $9 million from Trinity to take his butter coffee and FATwater™ to a broader public audience. Trinity’s Gus Tai and others are betting that Asprey’s line Bulletproof could be an emerging alternative to mainstream coffee lines like Starbucks (which, by the way, the… Read More

  • YouTube’s New App Plays To Creators

    YouTube’s New App Plays To Creators

    Yes, we love videos of cats falling, but YouTube’s content creator network has blown up over the past few years. There’s some really great content being created by budding superstars. coughPewDiePiecough. Today, the company released a new version of its app (Android first, and iOS soon) that helps feed content from those superstars to their fans. The app now has a new subscription… Read More

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    Amazon Wows Wall Street with Q2 Earnings | Crunch Report

    Google launches program to give patents to startups, Flickr brings back Flickr Pro, Slack now integrates with Google Calendar, JetSmarter is a new startup for commuting by private jet.

    Amazon Wows Wall Street with Q2 Earnings | Crunch Report
  • The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africa’s Tech Movement Crunch Network

    The Rise Of Silicon Savannah And Africa’s Tech Movement

    Tech will be on President Obama’s agenda as he hosts the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya, taking along internet pioneer Steve Case and Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky. Nascent as it may be, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) does have a promising tech sector — a growing patchwork of entrepreneurs, startups, and innovation centers coalescing country to country. Read More

  • Flipboard Confirms New $50M Funding Round From JP Morgan

    Flipboard Confirms New $50M Funding Round From JP Morgan

    Flipboard has confirmed to us that it has raised $50 million, two days after we first reported that the company had authorized the shares earlier this year. JP Morgan was the sole investor, the company says. “We raised this round with JP Morgan, one of the best institutional investors in the world. They are a fantastic team to have on board,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch. Read More

  • Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

    Dmail Makes Your Gmail Messages Self-Destruct

    Have you ever regretted sending an email, and wished you could take it back? Or maybe you’ve worried about sending confidential information over email – especially after seeing the damage a large-scale email hack can cause, like the one that hit Sony Pictures last year? A new “self-destructing” email service called Dmail aims to eliminate these concerns with the… Read More

  • Creating The Open-Source Community Of Your Dreams Crunch Network

    Creating The Open-Source Community Of Your Dreams

    When a company decides to embrace open-source software development, releasing the code under a suitable license is only the tip of the iceberg. The real challenge that companies face is learning how to attract and collaborate with contributors. It’s not easy, but fostering the growth of a healthy community is a necessary step that will help your open-source software project fulfill… Read More

  • SoftBank President And COO Nikesh Arora Will Speak At Disrupt SF 2015

    SoftBank President And COO Nikesh Arora Will Speak At Disrupt SF 2015

    With significant stakes in U.S. operator Sprint and Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba — not to mention its own domestic empire in Japan — SoftBank is already one of the world’s most influential companies. On top of that, however, SoftBank is also making some of the largest investments in tech companies on the planet — making it a key player in the global tech space. Read More

  • Selfie App Frontback To Shut Down On August 15th After Two Years

    Selfie App Frontback To Shut Down On August 15th After Two Years

    It was a simple premise during the height of the selfie hype: take a photo of yourself as well as what’s in front of you. It was called a “frontback.” We launched Frontback two years ago, it’s been the highlight of our lives! Sadly, we're winding down on August 15th http://t.co/7Vb7IZuoyo — F. della Faille (@fredd) July 23, 2015 Now it’s called… Read More

  • Google Promises Improved Voicemail Transcriptions, Cuts Error Rate By 49%

    Google Promises Improved Voicemail Transcriptions, Cuts Error Rate By 49%

    “Hi, My name is Melissa and also i’m calling on behalf of terribly a meeting a technology company at the forefront of, and both the city of entertainment. I wanted to follow up with you to make sure you saw love to hear announcement about their new H T M R html 5.” That gibberish is what Google Voice showed me as the written transcript of a recent voicemail. Given how… Read More

  • Y Combinator Backs An All-In-One, Portable Coffee Stand Called Wheelys To Take on Starbucks

    Y Combinator Backs An All-In-One, Portable Coffee Stand Called Wheelys To Take on Starbucks

    Nuclear fusion. Soylent. And now coffee stands?! Y Combinator is backing Wheelys, a European startup that has built an entire, compact cafe contained upon a bicycle. For $2,999, you can get a coffee stand with three built-in burners, running water, a loudspeaker and a high-powered electrical engine. They’re running an Indiegogo campaign for a new version of it today. “It’s… Read More

  • Expensify Announces New Travel Integrations With Uber, Priceline, NexTravel And More

    Expensify Announces New Travel Integrations With Uber, Priceline, NexTravel And More

    Expensify is taking another step toward making expense reports easier by announcing integrations with a bunch of travel-related services. So instead of forwarding travel receipts to receipts@expensify.com, users can just make their bookings in the partner service of their choice, and the information will automatically be sent to Expensify for reporting. Read More

  • Dear Unicorn, Exit Please

    Dear Unicorn, Exit Please

    In the last couple of years, it’s become the conventional wisdom that the hottest, fastest-growing tech companies benefit from steering clear of public market investors as long as possible. The trend toward staying private is a pretty lousy development for employees looking to move on with their lives, though. They have to exercise their options within 90 days of leaving or else lose them. Read More

  • Pandora Pops 5% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Anticipated Q2 Profit Of $0.05 Per Share

    Pandora Pops 5% After Reporting Stronger-Than-Anticipated Q2 Profit Of $0.05 Per Share

    After the bell, digital radio service Pandora reported its second quarter performance, generating an adjusted $0.05 per share on revenue of $285.6 million. The street had expected Pandora to generate a slim $0.02 per-share profit on top line of $283 million. Following its earnings beat, shares of Pandora are up around 5 percent in after-hours trading. The company’s equity spiked higher… Read More

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