TruckSmarter comes out of stealth with a free load board for truckers

Technological innovation has caused a rise in e-commerce that is crying out for more truck drivers to deliver our smartphones and Pelotons and pineapples. But the trucking industry, the backbone of al

The engineers behind Google’s Bookbot have launched a delivery robot startup

The engineers behind Google’s short-lived Bookbot — a robot created within the company’s Area 120 incubator for experimental products — have launched their own startup to bring the sid

GV-backed KeepTruckin nabs $149M at $1.25B valuation

KeepTruckin, a developer of hardware and software that helps truck drivers manage their vehicles and cargo, is the latest entrant to the unicorn club.

Amazon quietly acquired robotics company Dispatch to build Scout

When Amazon unveiled a six-wheeled urban delivery robot called Scout a couple of weeks ago, its website was pretty definitive about who was behind it. “These devices were created by Amazon,” the p

Chris Dixon on competing with Internet giants for budding AI and VR talent

VC Chris Dixon of Andreessen Horowitz thinks it’s a lot harder to predict financial cycles than it is to see a new computing platform coming down the pike. As he noted in a recent post, new cy

Dispatch Joins The Ground Delivery Club

Delivery companies have finally realized the importance of rolling before learning to fly. While autonomous quadcopter and other airborne drones have been in vogue over the past few years, autonomous

Action-Based Email App Dispatch Comes To The iPad

Everyone has their own favorite email app, there are plenty out there to choose from, but one of the best under-the-radar offerings (and my personal choice) -- Dispatch -- just got an update that fina

Meetup Makes Its First Acquisition With Dispatch, Will Roll Out Improved Messaging & Communications In Early 2014

New York-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.meetup.com">Meetup</a>, an online platform for organizing real world get-togethers, is today announcing its first acquisition since its founding back

Online Workspace Dispatch.io Becomes Dispatch.cc, Now Focused On Email-Based Collaboration

<a target="_blank" href="https://dispatch.cc/">Dispatch</a>, the NYC-based startup launched out of the TechCrunch NYC 2011 <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/05/22/dispatch-io-hackathon-runner-up-ta

Here Are The TechCrunch Disrupt SF Battlefield Startups From Day 1

Day One of Disrupt SF is officially over, and what a day it's been. We kicked things off this morning with Bill Campbell and Ben Horowitz, who were followed by Jack Dorsey, Brian Lee and Jessica Alba,

Dispatch: A Messaging Service That Connects Dropbox And Other Cloud Apps

<a target="_blank" href="http://dispatch.io">Dispatch</a> reached a milestone today. More than a year ago it became one of the winning hacks at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2011 Hackathon. Today at Disr

Connectify Dispatch Lets You Combine All Your WiFi Connections Into One Super Connection

Not all WiFi connections are created equal. Some are free; others are relatively expensive. Some are fast, and some are painfully slow. But what if you could combine all of your connections into one s

Dispatch Raises $965K To Manage All Of Your Cloud Files From One Place

NYC-based startup <a href="http://dispatch.io">Dispatch</a>, which just <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2011/10/19/techcrunch-roundup-12-startups-500-investors-at-techstars-nyc-demo-day/">graduated</a