• Gurbaksh Chahal out as Gravity4 CEO after probation ruling

    Gurbaksh Chahal out as Gravity4 CEO after probation ruling

    Tech founder Gurbaksh Chahal appears to have handed over his CEO role at Gravity4 to his sister, Kamal Kaur, after a judge found last week that he violated his domestic violence probation. Chahal has been removed from Gravity4’s leadership page and replaced by Kaur, who is currently listed as CEO of the company. Kaur previously held leadership roles at Chahal’s other companies… Read More

  • Grubhub announces more investments following strong 2Q

    Grubhub announces more investments following strong 2Q

    Takeout food delivery platform Grubhub stock soared 26 percent following a way-better-than-expected second quarter earnings release. The online marketplace connecting restaurants and takeout diners beat analysts expectations, both for revenue and adjusted EPS. For the second quarter ended June 30, the company posted $120.2 million in revenue, whereas Wall Street was expecting $114.2 million. Read More

  • Tech’s top 20 investors turned into emoji

    What do Marc Andreessen, Ron Conway and Naval Ravikant look like as emojis? For the launch of MovieLaLa‘s emoji marketplace MojiLaLa, the startup made a set inspired by tech’s best-known venture capitalists. The list could have included more of the great female and minority VCs like Mary Meeker, Charles Hudson and Aileen Lee. But here’s a look at caricatures of the 20 they chose. Read More

  • Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

    Oculus launch-exclusive Adr1ft nows lets you get lost in space on HTC Vive

    I’m going to put this right up front: Adr1ft isn’t for the weak of stomach. The virtual reality free-floating space survival sim left me a tad queasy, and I’m somewhere in the middle of the VR sickness sensitive spectrum. But for those looking to boldly barf where only Oculus Rift owners have barfed before, Adr1ft is launching on HTC Vive today. Even if you might feel a… Read More

  • Minecraft support for Oculus Rift is finally almost here

    Minecraft support for Oculus Rift is finally almost here

    After months of teasing, Microsoft is finally almost ready to give Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta users a taste of VR. In a blog post celebrating the first anniversary of Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta, Microsoft announced that support for the Oculus Rift will be coming “in the next few weeks” as a free update to existing users. People who want to get in on the action have… Read More

  • You can now control Nest’s Thermostat with your Apple Watch

    You can now control Nest’s Thermostat with your Apple Watch

    If you own both a Nest thermostat and an Apple Watch, you might’ve figured the two would’ve learned to play friendly by now. I mean, Apple Watch keeps you from having to pull your phone out of your pocket to see who’s bugging you while you’re trying to finish Stranger Things, Nest’s thermostat keeps you from having to pause Stranger Things just because you’re… Read More

  • Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem Crunch Network

    Corporate venture growth in Brazil is another sign of a mature tech ecosystem

    Despite recent positive news and a renewed interest of international investors in the country, the reality is that Brazil is suffering. The country has endured a profound financial crisis for several years. As the mess untangles and we go up from what many experts consider the bottom, the consequences for the region’s overall economy are now very real. For investors, it’s a… Read More

  • Here’s a backpack for carrying around a 3D printer

    Here’s a backpack for carrying around a 3D printer

    This is one solution to the problem of 3D printer portability –though, it’s not particularly elegant, as far as such things go. Ultimaker 2 Go backpack is, quite literally, the device’s shipping box with a couple of shoulder straps, so you can roll into the maker party like, The kit includes the aforementioned straps, a metal frame and screws, which anchor into the foam… Read More

  • Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

    Opternative and 1-800-Contacts now let users get updated prescriptions from home

    Telehealth and telemedicine companies have the power to help patients get the care they need from home, and often more quickly and at a lower cost than what they’d pay out of pocket at a clinic or office in person. Investors have backed scores of these companies, including the now publicly traded Teladoc and MDLIVE, as well as Doctor on Demand, Talkspace, Joyable, Curology and myriad… Read More

  • Apple hires founder of QNX Software Systems for automotive project

    Apple hires founder of QNX Software Systems for automotive project

    Apple is adding an experienced automotive software developer to its ranks and perhaps changing the focus of its secretive automotive division. Bloomberg is reporting Apple hired former BlackBerry employee and co-founder of QNX Dan Dodge, who will work in the software team of Apple’s automotive project. Dodge brings considerable experience to Apple. The company he co-founded developed… Read More

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