Daily Crunch: Amazon unveils its own game-streaming platform

Amazon announces a new game service and plenty of hardware upgrades, tech companies team up against app stores and United Airlines tests a program for rapid COVID-19 testing. This is your Daily Crunch

Sisense nabs $100M at a $1B+ valuation for accessible big data business analytics

Sisense, an enterprise startup that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users — whether it be through graphics on mobile or

SoundCloud buys artist distribution platform Repost Network

The past year has seen Spotify embark on a series of acquisitions to beef up its service, particularly on podcast content. Now it is the turn of SoundCloud, another European music startup — albe

EC-exclusive interview with Tim Cook, Slacklash, and tech inclusion

An EC-exclusive interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook TechCrunch editor-in-chief Matthew Panzarino traveled to Florida this week to talk with Tim Cook about Apple’s developer education initiatives and a

Fitbit is partnering with Adidas and Blue Apron for an activity rewards program

Fitness should be its own reward, but sometimes you need a little extra push. Fitbit today announced that it’s been testing a new Rewards program in beta, with plans to launch a premium paid version

The war over music copyrights

VC firms haven’t been the only ones raising hundreds of millions of dollars to invest in a booming market. After 15+ years of being the last industry anyone wanted to invest in, the music industry i

SoundShare’s new app lets you create playlists with friends, stream them to Apple TV

SoundShare, an app that lets you text your friends entire songs, was already one of the more clever iOS applications available. Recently, the app rolled out an update that introduces a redesign and wh

Deezer expands Hi-Fi beyond Sonos to Google Cast and Chromecast speakers

Once nipping at the heels of Spotify in the world of music streaming services, we don’t hear too much about Deezer these days. Little surprise: today, the company originally based out of Paris o

Pax Labs brings in Deezer’s Tyler Goldman as new CEO

Pax Labs, the folks responsible for the Ploom and the Juul and the Pax loose-leaf vaporizer, have today announced some leadership changes. Former Deezer CEO Tyler Goldman will be taking over as CEO, a

Deezer opens its $9.99 on-demand music service in the US to everyone, no free tier included

As rumors swirl of yet more consolidation in the digital music market, a longtime player out of Europe already live in 180 countries is finally making a full entry into the U.S. in a play for more

After Cancelling Its IPO, Deezer Raises Another $109M From Access And Orange

Deezer, the Paris-based music and other audio streaming service with 6.3 million users that planned but ultimately cancelled an IPO last year, has now tapped existing investors for more funding. Tod

Deezer Introduces Family Plan, $16 For Up To 6 People

Shortly after <a href="">indefinitely postponing its IPO</a>, music streaming startup <a target="_blank" href="">Deezer

Loss-Making Music Service Deezer Postpones $343M IPO, Citing Market Conditions

Call it the Pandora effect? The problems of the streaming music model? The crush of competition from Apple Music? Whatever the root cause, Deezer has had to face the music on its plans for an IPO: P

Deezer Is Losing Subscribers But Growing Revenue

After <a href="">filing for an IPO</a> on Euronext, music streaming service <a target="_blank" href="">Deezer</a> released its <a

Deezer, A Rival To Spotify, Plans To Raise $343M In French IPO

French music-streaming service Deezer has announced that it plans to raise €300 million ($343 million) in a public listing that will take place in its native France at the end of this month. The com

French Music Streaming Service Deezer Files For IPO

French music streaming service <a target="_blank" href="">Deezer</a> has filed for IPO on the Paris-based stock exchange Euronext. Planned to take place at the end of the year, t

Prince Won’t Stream 4 U (Unless You’re On Tidal, Or Maybe Google Music)

Call it the Taylor effect: it looks like another high-profile musician is sharpening his arrows to take aim at how streaming music services pay artists. Music from the artist currently known as Prince

Deezer Takes Its High Definition Music Service Global Following Initial U.S. Launch

Music streaming service Deezer has opened its HD-quality offering up to all, following an initial launch in the U.S. which included a period of exclusivity with Sonos.

Deezer Takes Elite, Its High-Definition Music Service, Global With Sonos

Deezer, the music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio with all-you-can-eat digital catalogues, is stepping up its strategy to target the higher end of the music mark

AT&T Sells Cricket’s Muve Music Service To Deezer For Under $100M In New Partnership

Deezer, the music streaming service based in France that competes with Spotify, is making another move to expand its customer base in the U.S.: it has acquired the assets of Muve music from Cricket,
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