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  • We Need Your Disrupt NY Battlefield Submissions Right Now!

    We Need Your Disrupt NY Battlefield Submissions Right Now!

    Disrupt NY will be here in no time, and you know what that means. You should probably get started on Disrupt NY Battlefield applications. We’re about to close submissions so we want you to be able to get your application in ASAP. For those of you who don’t yet know, the Startup Battlefield is a world-renowned startup competition. It’s like the Gymnastics portion of the… Read More

  • 13 Questions With Rob Coneybeer

    13 Questions With Rob Coneybeer

    Welcome to 13 Questions, a series aimed at bringing a human face to notable figures in the world of startups, hardware, and tech. Ever wonder how your favorite designer learned to love tech? Curious what’s on your favorite VC’s bucket list? Want to see the person behind the media hype? 13 Questions is here. Rob Coneybeer a founder and managing director of Shasta Ventures where… Read More

  • Restaurant Discovery Site Zomato To Launch Food Delivery Service, Starting In India

    Restaurant Discovery Site Zomato To Launch Food Delivery Service, Starting In India

    Zomato, the restaurant discovery site that bought U.S. rival Urbanspoon last month, is expanding its business into food orders, starting in its home market of India next month. Read More

  • Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

    Fitbit Acknowledges Latest Devices Are Causing Rashes, Advises To “Give Your Wrist A Rest”

    Fitbits are still causing rashes. Some owners of the Surge are reporting that, like the Force and Charge before it, the new smartwatch activity tracker is causing a rash. Fitbit’s solution? Take the thing off occasionally. Fitbit tells TechCrunch that a very limited percentage of users reported skin irritation and the reactions are not uncommon with jewelry or wearable devices that stay… Read More

  • Naver Subsidiary Gogolook Acquires Hong Kong Startup StudioKUMA

    Naver Subsidiary Gogolook Acquires Hong Kong Startup StudioKUMA

    Gogolook, a subsidiary of Korean Internet giant Naver, announced today that it has acquired Hong Kong startup StudioKUMA. The value of the deal was undisclosed. Like Whoscall, StudioKUMA is also an app that filters out marketing calls and suspicious numbers. A company representative told TechCrunch that integration with other Naver services (including Line) is a possibility, but in the… Read More

  • Product Hunt Wins Best New Startup Of 2014

    Product Hunt Wins Best New Startup Of 2014

    Product Hunt, the online community where members submit and vote up the best new tech products, has been taking the industry by storm as founders, investors, early adopters and other tech enthusiasts now check the site on a daily basis. Today, the company also has the honor of winning the Crunchie award for “best new startup,” beating out runner-up Shyp to take home the trophy. Read More

  • India’s FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons When They Pay Bills, Raises $80M Series C

    India’s FreeCharge, Which Gives Users Coupons When They Pay Bills, Raises $80M Series C

    FreeCharge, an India-based mobile commerce platform that gives users coupons and other rewards when they pay their phone, satellite television, and utility bills, has raised an $80 million series C. The round included new investors Valiant Capital Management and Tybourne Capital Management, as well as returning investors Sequoia Capital, RuNet, and Sofina. Read More

  • TechCrunch Meetups Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston

    TechCrunch Meetups Are Coming To Atlanta And Boston

    The TechCrunch Meetups in Atlanta and Boston are approaching rapidly, which means that you need to move fast if you don’t want to be left out. In case you haven’t heard of the TC Meetups before, here’s a quick refresher: We’ve been running regional TechCrunch Meetups for the past three years in various cities across the globe. The purpose is to bring together the… Read More

  • TechCrunch Meetup In The City Of Seoul, April 16th

    TechCrunch Meetup In The City Of Seoul, April 16th

    Get your Gangnam face on! We’re bringing our world-famous TechCrunch Pitch-Off event to South Korea, namely, Seoul on April 16th, 2015. Details on the venue and location will be released in due course. Apply here to pitch. Presented by Campus Seoul, a Google Space, the evening event (lasting roughly from 6pm to 10.30pm) will feature speakers from the Seoul startup scene (we like how… Read More

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