A conversation with Andreessen Horowitz’s fintech leads

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With $36 million Series C, Brazil’s Ambar hopes to make civil construction more efficient

Brazilian construction tech startup Ambar announced it has raised a large Series C round of R$204 million, approximately $36 million, to boost the digitization arm of its business.

Parsable scores $60M Series D as pandemic forces faster digitization of industrial sector

It seems the pandemic has forced the business world to digitize faster, and the industrial sector is no different. Parsable, a San Francisco startup that is helping digitize industrial front-line work

IObeya raises $17M to digitize management planning processes like Agile

As we move deeper into the pandemic, companies are looking for ways to digitize processes that previously required in-person meetings with manual approaches. Investors appear to be rewarding companies

5G, AI, cybersecurity and renewable energy set for investment boost under EU coronavirus recovery plan

The European Commission is proposing to direct billions of euros of financial relief into high tech and green investments to help the bloc recover from the coronavirus crisis. Technologies such as 5G,

A digitizing David takes on photo-scanning Goliath

Mitch Goldstone loves photo scanning. His business, ScanMyPhotos, does what it says on the tin: you send photos to the company and, using high speed scanners and special software, his team digitizes y

The future is a smarter world of dumber devices

In the early 2000s, we lived in an era of expensive storage and slow connectivity. Those of us tasked with predicting the future faced a dilemma: Would processing and storage get so cheap that each an

Technology is disrupting everything

I spent a good part of my day yesterday attending the On-demand Economy conference at MIT. It was an interesting if somewhat academic look at the changes facing us as individuals, organizations and as

We've Produced 295 Exabytes Of Data So Far, Enough To Stack CDs Past The Moon

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/stackofcds.jpg" />Oh, you didn't know? Humans truly entered the digital age in 2002. That's when “worldwide digital storage capacity ov

Google and Amazon's control of the book digitization industry: good or bad?

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/booksduo.jpg" />What's so bad about Amazon and Google Books having a duopolistic stranglehold on the online book-reading industry? That's