Ryan Lawler

Ryan Lawler

Writer

Ryan Lawler is Head of Content at Samsung NEXT. Ryan previously covered technology and business for publications such as TechCrunch, GigaOM, Contentinople, and Light Reading.

The Latest from Ryan Lawler

Waymo drops most patent claims in Uber self-driving car lawsuit

There were a few big breaks in the case between Waymo and Uber over self-driving car technology today. As a result, the scope of the case is starting to come into focus as both companies prepare for

OnboardIQ raises $9.1 million to automate hiring for hourly workers

OnboardIQ wants to make applying for hourly work less of a hassle, with a mobile-first platform that businesses can use to reduce the time they spend finding and hiring qualified workers. Now, three y

Six months after acquisition, SoFi is shutting down Zenbanx

Online lending company SoFi is closing down Zenbanx, the online banking provider it bought earlier this year. In an email sent to Zenbanx customers, the company announced that it will close all accoun

Storage company Omni now lets users share their belongings with friends

On-demand storage startup Omni wants to make it easier for you to have access to your favorite items without them taking up space in your closet. But now the company is taking a huge step toward maki

ClauseMatch raises $1.6 million to provide real-time collaboration to finance and legal teams

ClauseMatch provides a real-time collaboration tool for financial and legal teams to create and edit documents, track changes and mark as approved before being signed. It simplifies the process of ind

Kids debit card startup Greenlight adds Fiserv and WorldPay veteran Nancy Cox as CTO

Greenlight Financial, maker of a smart debit card for kids, is already making moves just six months after launch. On the heels of a $7.5 million fundraise we reported earlier this month, the company

The Eero Beacon is the perfect addition to its family of mesh WiFi products

Since launching two years ago, wireless networking startup Eero has sought to make it easier for consumers to blanket their homes in strong WiFi. With the its newest hardware products, Eero took a st

In new filing, Uber says it was unaware of Waymo data theft prior to lawsuit

In response to a series of questions posed by District Judge William Alsup, Uber claims that no one there was aware of any proprietary information taken from Waymo until that company had filed its law

LendUp gets strategic investment from PayPal and adds to its executive team

LendUp has built business providing personal loans to customers that traditional financial institutions wouldn't touch. As it looks to expand into credit cards and other services, the company has ra

Credit Karma touts $500 million in revenues

It turns out that you can make a lot of money by giving stuff away for free. That's the lesson from Credit Karma, which today is announcing that it's running its business profitably after earning $500

Fiverr launches a Pro tier and acquires video production marketplace Veed.me

Freelance marketplace Fiverr has for years worked on connecting buyers and sellers of online services that range from writing to design to programming to digital marketing. Today the company is laun

Plaid puts out a ‘request for startups’ in nine underserved fintech sectors

Plaid wants to make it easier for financial services companies to serve consumers and businesses, but it sees significant holes in the fintech ecosystem. As a result, the company has issued a Y Combi

With $13.5M in new funds, Pillow partners with building owners to make rentals Airbnb-friendly

Short-term rental management startup Pillow has raised $13.5 million in new funding, and is launching a new product to provide more transparency to apartment owners when renters make their apartments

Textio raises $20 million to help companies do English good

As it looks to expand beyond recruiting and job postings, Textio has raised $20 million in new funding led by Scale Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Bloomberg Beta, Cowboy

Final: One credit card account to rule them all

A startup called Final wants to change the way people use credit cards -- or rather, the company wants to change the credit card industry to fit consumers' lifestyles. With a 1% cash-back bonus and n

Tally wants to automate your financial life, with managing credit cards as its first step

It's not easy to get out of credit card debt, but a startup called Tally wants to do just that, as its first step in helping to automate their personal finance. That company is launching a mobile ap

Streaming sports startup FuboTV raises $55 million

To expand its channel lineup and grow its customer base, FuboTV has raised $55 million in Series C funding led by Northzone, with participation from 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Intera

Justin Kan confirms $10.5 million in funding for his legal tech startup Atrium LTS

In April we reported that Justin.tv founder and Y Combinator alum Justin Kan had assembled a team to "disrupt the legal industry" and was raising $10 million to do so. This week Kan confirmed that the

Fairy wants to make daily housecleaning a thing

A startup called Fairy wants to change the way consumers get their homes cleaned. Perhaps counterintuitively, the company is betting that by providing frequent, hotel-like housecleaning, it can actual

Dropbox updates its admin panel for Business users

Dropbox might have gotten its start in the consumer market, but over the past several years it's made huge steps toward getting enterprise users comfortable with using its products. It's managed to si
Load More