Company raises $347K ICO, vanishes

A company called Confido raised a small ICO by selling special CFD designed to allow “safe and trustless cryptocurrency payments. According to ICODrops they raised their goal of about $400,000 a

Mapfit raises $5.5M for its mapping platform

If you are a developer and you want to use the Google Maps Platform to power direction or other location-based features in your applications, things can quickly get expensive. Mapfit, which today ann

Online Travel Platform KimKim Brings Back The Travel Agent

Sometimes, there can be a little too much disruption. So goes the thesis of Joost Schreve, the former head of mobile for TripAdvisor, who left the company last November and started his own startup,

Siilo injects $5.1M to try to transplant WhatsApp use in hospitals

Consumer messaging apps like WhatsApp are not only insanely popular for chatting with friends but have pushed deep into the workplace too, thanks to the speed and convenience they offer. They have eve

Hopper raises $100M more for its AI-based travel app, now valued at $780M

Hopper — a mobile-only travel booking app cofounded by a former Expedia executive in Montreal, Canada that uses artificial intelligence to help you search for and book hotels and flights &#8212

Data from Dutch public broadcaster shows the value of ditching creepy ads

For anyone interested in the contested question of how much ‘value’ — or, well, how little — publishers derive from the privacy-hostile practice of tracking web users to behavi

Sonali De Rycker and Niklas Zennström join TechCrunch Disrupt London, Dec 5-6

TechCrunch Disrupt London is happening once again this December and we have some of the most iconic entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the tech industry lined up to speak. The two-day conference run

Streamroot Makes Video Streaming Cheaper Thanks To Peer-To-Peer

Talk about "peak hours" with any engineer who is working on a video streaming website, and it will send shivers down their spine. French startup <a target="_blank" href="https://www.streamroot.io">Str

Billy lets you track your subscriptions and bills in a simple app

A new app called Billy wants to help consumers more easily manage their subscriptions and bills, by keeping track of your fixed costs and recurring payments, and make these accessible via a simple mob

Yahoo Acquires Video Streaming Platform RayV

Following rumors of talks going as far back as May, we’d been hearing whispers all morning that Yahoo had finally acquired the video broadcasting platform RayV. Sure enough, it’s just been

Amobee Buys Adconion For $235M And Kontera For $150M In Consolidation Play

Another day, and another two big acquisitions in the digital advertising industry. Amobee, a mobile ad company acquired by Singapore's main carrier SingTel two years ago for $321 million, is buying up

Product Hunt Is The Social News Site Of Tech Products Read By Influential People

Meet Product Hunt, a small experiment that is increasingly becoming the center of the conversations of product-oriented people working in tech. You can call it the Reddit of tech products, the Hacker

Janus Friis’ Next Act Is A Hardware Startup Called Aether, And A “Thinking” Music Player Called Cone

Janus Friis made his name founding a series of disruptive software startups such as Skype, Rdio, Joost and (much earlier) KaZaA. Now the Danish entrepreneur is moving into new territory: a hardware st

Zennström — Going Global Outside The Valley, We Were ‘Too Eager’ With Fab

Despite being quite a self-effacing person, it’s clear Niklas Zennström, co-founder of Skype and now a VC with his Atomico fund, is actually something of a rebel. He has consciously chosen to b

Final Nail In The Joost Coffin: Adconion Rebrands, Folds Video Service Into Smartclip

Looks like the final frame has been reached for <a href="http://www.joost.com">Joost</a>, the online video service originally started by Skype founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus Friis and then eventu

Hopster, The Netflix For Pre-Schoolers, Hits UK App Store In November With Babar, Madeline, SuperWhy And More

London-based startup and Netflix for small children Hopster is on the verge of launching its unlimited TV content app, the company announced today, with a UK iOS App Store debut planned for November.
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