• Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development

    Anil Dash, new CEO of Fog Creek, launches platform to remove barriers to app development

    Fog Creek Software, responsible for the births of Trello and Stack Overflow, is today launching Gomix, a platform that wants to democratize app building. Gomix gives people working apps they can remix and modify, and then host and deploy for free. At a high level, Gomix is designed to make building things on the web as fun as it used to be, Anil Dash, Fog Creek Software’s newly-hired… Read More

  • UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech future

    UK tech leaders call on Government to ensure Britain’s post-Brexit tech future

    TechCrunch, in partnership with some of the UK’s best known entrepreneurs and VC’s, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt London a set of key recommendations for government about its approach to the tech startup industry in a ‘post-Brexit’ Britain. The panel of nine key figures have set out the issues that must be addressed during Brexit negotiations, to ensure the… Read More

  • Meizu’s got a $33 touchscreen fitness band with heart rate monitoring

    Meizu’s got a $33 touchscreen fitness band with heart rate monitoring

    Meizu’s another in a long list of Chinese phone makers with a strong foothold that has yet to make a dent in the US market. But the company is growing pretty rapidly, selling 20 million phones last year alone, and with such growth comes diversification – which means, naturally, wearables. If nothing else, the company’s first device to market is dirt cheap. The simply named… Read More

  • Harman and Navdy team up to offer HUDs to OEMs and consumers

    Harman and Navdy team up to offer HUDs to OEMs and consumers

    Aftermarket heads-up driving accessory maker Navdy is teaming up with Harman, one of the leading suppliers of connected car systems and other components for automobiles. Harman, recently acquired by Samsung, has made a strategic investment in Navdy, and will also co-brand a new “Navdy with Harman” aftermarket HUD device that will be sold both directly to OEM automotive companies… Read More

  • Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund

    Partech Ventures closes its $107 million seed fund

    French VC firm Partech Ventures announced that they closed their seed fund of $107 million (€100 million) for early stage startups. Partech Entrepreneur II is focusing on seed rounds, and the firm plans to invest in 80 different startups. The firm already announced the creation of the seed fund 18 months ago. At the time, Partech had $65 million (€60 million) under management. So it looks… Read More

  • The British-made Blacklamp Carbon watch is full of glowing goodness

    The British-made Blacklamp Carbon watch is full of glowing goodness

    Back when Britannia ruled the waves her beautiful lighthouses were wonders to behold. Many a sailor found solace in the pale light cast out over the ocean and now the Schofield Watch Company is celebrating these by releasing a watch that glows like a radioactive trash fire and is made almost entirely of carbon fiber. The Blacklamp Carbon is a mechanical watch with a few interesting facets. Read More

  • Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine

    Tim Cook says Apple Watch sales are doing just fine

    It’s hard to know if the Apple Watch is a hit or a miss. The company doesn’t disclose sales numbers directly, but Tim Cook wanted to react to IDC’s report on wearables, saying that sales are doing just fine. According to the report, Apple is only the fourth wearable company now behind Fitbit, Xiaomi and Garmin. It represents a stark 71 percent decline in shipments compared… Read More

  • The NFL Players Association is launching an accelerator to trade licensing rights for equity

    The NFL Players Association is launching an accelerator to trade licensing rights for equity

    Tech accelerators have been a hot topic over the past few years, especially within industries that have traditionally eschewed the world of startups and technology. Media companies, sports teams, and even the U.S Government have opened their own accelerators. And now, The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is joining the action. The group announced that they are launching The One Team Collective… Read More

  • BetterCloud completes pivot from G Suite to general SaaS management

    BetterCloud completes pivot from G Suite to general SaaS management

    BetterCloud, the 5-year old startup that launched originally as a way to manage G Suite (nee, Google Docs), has been in the midst of a transformation — rebuilding its entire product from the ground up with the goal of making it a generalized SaaS management dashboard. Today, it unveiled the new platform. The company completely redesigned the service, according to CEO David Politis… Read More

  • Blockchain startup R3 expects to close $150M round in first quarter

    Blockchain startup R3 expects to close $150M round in first quarter

    David Rutter, founder and CEO of the four-year-old, New York-based blockchain startup R3 took the stage at Disrupt London this morning to discuss the progress of his company and underscore Wall Street’s enthusiasm over digital ledger technologies more broadly. While on stage, he also confirmed earlier reports that R3 is in the process of raising a $150 million round, saying that it… Read More

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