• How the media will rise in the face of the digital revolution Crunch Network

    How the media will rise in the face of the digital revolution

    The media is passing through an awkward digital adolescence. With falling revenues and smaller newsrooms, the industry is being squeezed into an unfamiliar online space against its will. Publications with hundred-year pedigrees are having to rethink and relearn their trade from the ground up. Read More

  • SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016

    SurveyMonkey study finds social media apps ruled mobile in first half of 2016

    A new study from SurveyMonkey Intelligence revealed the 30 most-downloaded and most-used apps in the American iOS and Android app stores so far this year. Social media apps like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram ruled over mobile games in the first six months of 2016. Because Pokémon Go was released in the U.S. on July 6, that wildly popular new title didn’t even show in the… Read More

  • The rise and rise of Mexican fintech Crunch Network

    The rise and rise of Mexican fintech

    Nothing tells the story of how the Mexican tech ecosystem is steaming ahead in Latin America quite like the rise of fintech. The financial services space ticks all the right boxes entrepreneurs look for when launching a company. On the flipside, Mexico’s fintech industry has everything VCs daydream about. It’s worth taking a step back to analyze the forces driving… Read More

  • Sprig pauses food delivery service in Chicago, lays off seven people

    Sprig pauses food delivery service in Chicago, lays off seven people

    Sprig is making some changes to its delivery model, and in order to do it as efficiently as possible, the company is pausing its operations in Chicago and laying off seven team members across its marketing and operations teams. Sprig has also let go its local staffers in Chicago, the company later clarified, which includes its drivers and kitchen staff. In reviewing different aspects of… Read More

  • White Noise 7 is out, and wants to be like Instagram for restful sounds

    White Noise 7 is out, and wants to be like Instagram for restful sounds

    When software developer Todd Moore wrote up the code for his now-famous White Noise app in 2008, it was a side project to him and one of the first mobile apps go live on the Apple app store. The app quickly climbed to the No. 1 spot in the Health and Fitness category, and has remained a top pick for years. At this point, Moore said, the White Noise app sees between half-a-million and a… Read More

  • Hanergy to build solar-powered electric cars

    Hanergy to build solar-powered electric cars

    It used to be that only car companies could build cars. But this is the twenty-first century, when seemingly anyone can build a car or four, including a Chinese solar power company. Hanergy Holding Group, which manufactures thin-film solar panels, has created a Solar Vehicle Business Division that debuted four solar-powered prototypes in Beijing. In a world where anyone can come up with an… Read More

  • Amazon shatters earnings expectations

    Amazon shatters earnings expectations

    Amazon shattered expectations when it reported second quarter earnings after the bell on Thursday. Adjusted earnings per share came in at $1.78, when Wall Street was forecasting $1.11. Amazon also beat revenue predictions, posting $30.4 billion for the quarter when analysts were expecting $29.55 billion. Shares ticked up 2 percent in after-hours trading. The company saw a significant increase… Read More

  • Alphabet’s huge Q2 shows its ads business may not be so challenged after all

    Alphabet’s huge Q2 shows its ads business may not be so challenged after all

    While Alphabet’s core advertising business has often been questioned as the net value of its ads has been in decline, there’s one thing that’s hard to argue — it’s still one of the biggest technology businesses in the world, and it’s still growing. And it’s growing very quickly. Alphabet reported a second quarter that continued tech’s hot… Read More

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