• Indiegogo is now an e-tailer, too

    Indiegogo is now an e-tailer, too

    Indiegogo, the nine-year-old, crowdfunding site, is changing things up, it announced today. Not only can startups now raise money through the site, but in what seems like a natural evolution, they can now sell what they make once their goods are in production. In what seems a bigger twist, the San Francisco-based company will also now sell other items, too, opening its new platform —… Read More

  • Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit

    Upload exec tasked with turning things around at the troubled VR startup has already quit

    The executive tasked with building back community trust in Upload, the VR startup shaken by a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by a former employee earlier this summer, has quit less than six weeks after officially announcing she had joined the team as COO, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Anne Ahola Ward joined as COO of Upload, which runs co-working spaces in its LA and SF offices as well as… Read More

  • Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem Crunch Network

    Mapping the blockchain project ecosystem

    It’s easy to miss the forest for the trees without a comprehensive view of what the proverbial forest looks like. As a result, here’s a compiled a list of all of the decentralized blockchain-based projects that I have been following, and was able to dig up through research, along with recommendations from friends in the ecosystem. Read More

  • Netflix’s original content costs are ballooning

    Netflix’s original content costs are ballooning

    Netflix today once again showed that its subscriber growth is on a tear — especially its growth internationally — but a note in the report may indicate one of the biggest challenges the company faces going forward. Netflix took home 20 Emmy awards this year, and that’s thanks to its enormous investments in original content. Shows like “Stranger Things,”… Read More

  • Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

    Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia

    It’s been a while since we last heard from Project Wing, X’s moonshot drone delivery project. But after a few fallow months, the team posted an update today and it looks like the project has made quite some progress. Alphabet’s X unit is now testing the Project Wing drones in southeastern Australia, where its flying machines are making deliveries right to its… Read More

  • Netflix crushes its own expectations for subscription growth again

    Netflix crushes its own expectations for subscription growth again

    Netflix is still on its rounded-up-to-pretty-great run as it continues to add more and more subscribers, and once again is outstripping its own estimates for growth. Today the company said it added 5.3 million new total subscribers, with 850,000 coming in the U.S. and 4.45 million coming from international markets. Netflix is spending very aggressively on original content, and so far it looks… Read More

  • Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

    Facebook acquires anonymous teen compliment app tbh, will let it run

    Facebook wants tbh to be its next Instagram. Today, Facebook announced it’s acquiring positivity-focused polling startup tbh and will allow it to operate somewhat independently with its own brand. Read More

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