• Facebook Workplace announces enterprise collaboration app platform

    Facebook Workplace announces enterprise collaboration app platform

    Facebook will compete directly with Slack through a full-fledged new collaboration app platform built atop its pay-per-user enterprise communication product Workplace. Exclusively announced on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London, the Facebook Workplace platform will support integration with apps for CRM, file sharing, email, calendars and more. By allowing clients’ IT teams to… Read More

  • Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy by 2017

    Google says it will hit 100% renewable energy by 2017

    Green energy projects for data centers and other facilities are goals for a lot of tech companies, but one of the largest – Google – now says it’s going to tip the scale at 100% renewable energy powering its entire global operations by 2017. Google notes this will include both its data centers and its corporate offices. How’d it get here? Google kicked off its… Read More

  • Instagram fights abuse with comment disabling and liking

    Instagram fights abuse with comment disabling and liking

    Twitter’s sluggish approach to combating harassment looks even slower today as Instagram pushed its third round of safety features this quarter. The company announced this morning three new features aimed at giving Instagram users more control over their accounts and the way they interact with others on the service. This includes the ability to turn off comments on individual posts… Read More

  • One Drop’s smart glucose monitoring hardware gets a green light from the FDA

    One Drop’s smart glucose monitoring hardware gets a green light from the FDA

    Last summer, One Drop raised $8 million in Series A funding for its diabetes management app. At the time, the company said the money would go, in part, to developing hardware designed specifically for its mobile health software. The result is the Chrome, a glucose monitoring system that, well, looks pretty slick, so far as glucose monitoring systems go. It’s a four-piece set that… Read More

  • Citymapper will start monetizing in 2017

    Citymapper will start monetizing in 2017

    Citymapper founder and CEO Azmat Yusuf took the stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt London to talk about the future of cities and Citymapper. Now that the startup works in dozens of cities, it plans to start monetizing in 2017. While Citymapper is a mobile star in Europe and most people living in big cities are using it every day to use public transportation, it has been a long ride. Originally… Read More

  • Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Anti-aging pill startup Elysium Health inks at least $20 million in Series B funding

    Elysium Health markets a pill formulated with ingredients it says will keep you feeling young and, according to a source close to the matter and documents obtained by TechCrunch, the startup has closed on $20 million in Series B financing at what we’re told is a $157 million valuation led by General Catalyst and participation from an ARCH Venture Partners investor. Reached for… Read More

  • Visbit nabs $3.2M to bring users high-quality 360 video streaming without hogging data

    Visbit nabs $3.2M to bring users high-quality 360 video streaming without hogging data

    Virtual reality is a revolution with a lot of moving parts. Sure, it’s a renaissance for PC component manufacturers that once again need to push the limits on hardware, but it’s also pushing ISPs to better serve users with better download speeds so that they can enjoy VR content. There’s still a long way to go, but to make up the gap for the meantime and ensure that a few… Read More

  • 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

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