Crunch Report | A Telegram ICO Would Be Huge

Telegram is planning a multi-billion-dollar ICO, Uber taps Nvidia for self-driving chips and DraftKings launches single-game NFL fantasy contests. All this on Crunch Report.

DraftKings is testing a fantasy contest focused on a single NFL game

A few days ago DraftKings announced an NFL product called Showdown, which lets you play in a fantasy football contest centered around just a single football game. This means that all your players will

Crunch Report | DraftKings and FanDuel No Longer Merging

Uber is merging with Yandex.Taxi in Russia, DraftKings and FanDuel call it quits on their merger, Amazon is working on a premium Echo Home and Jet.com gives New Yorkers smart locks for their home deli

DraftKings and FanDuel will no longer merge

DraftKings and FanDuel, the two biggest daily fantasy sports platforms that originally announced their intention to merge, have called it quits. This comes a month after the FTC announced they would s

Crunch Report | Pokemon Go “Big Summer Update”

Pokemon Go has a big summer update, Vice Media raises $450 million, the FTC wants to block the FanDuel-DraftKings merger and Blue Apron is looking to raise $586 million in its IPO. All this on Crunch

The FTC is attempting to block the DraftKings-FanDuel merger

The Federal Trade Commission just announced it will authorize legal action to block the merger of DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest daily fantasy sports sites in the U.S. Specifically, the commi

DraftKings has received a Malta gaming license, paving the way for European expansion

DraftKings was just approved for a Controlled Skill Games License from the Malta Gaming Authority, which is the entity that runs gaming in Malta – a small island nation south of Italy. While thi

The NBA is launching its own fantasy game you can play while watching live basketball

While it’s clear that daily fantasy sports games like the ones offered by DraftKings and FanDuel make watching sports more exciting, they aren’t necessarily the best companion if you&#8

WTF is daily fantasy sports?

If you've watched or been to a professional sports game in the past year you've no doubt seen advertisements for daily fantasy sports companies like DraftKings and FanDuel. In just a few years the ind

Crunch Report | FanDuel and DraftKings Merge

The FanDuel and DraftKings merger is confirmed, Amazon Prime Video goes global, Apple is looking into U.S. manufacturing, BuzzFeed is raising a $200 million Series G flat round and Sesame Street's VC

Confirmed: DraftKings and FanDuel are merging into one company

After months of speculations and rumors that the deal was all but closed, we finally have confirmation that DraftKings and FanDuel will merge into one company. The move is being called a “strate

DraftKings Live is a news aggregator that tailors itself to your fantasy football team

Today at Disrupt SF 2016, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins sat down with TechCrunch’s Fitz Tepper to talk about the future of the Fantasy sports site, launching a whole new mobile app from the stage.

DraftKings launches Leagues so you can play daily fantasy sports with friends

DraftKings has been in the news a lot over the last 12 months. But almost everything you’ve read has probably been about their efforts in passing legislation to explicitly legalize daily fantasy

New York Governor signs daily fantasy sports bill, DraftKings and FanDuel can operate again

Back in June, on the last day of the New York Assembly’s legislative session, the state passed a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports, paving the road for the return of incumbents DraftKings and

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins will talk daily fantasy sports at Disrupt SF

Anyone who is interested in sports knows that daily fantasy sports has became the next big thing. And leading the charge is DraftKings, a four-year old technology company that has already raised over

DraftKings CEO Jason Robins on the future of fantasy sports

On early Saturday morning New York’s state assembly passed legislation legalizing daily fantasy sports throughout the state. The move was huge for the industry, as it means companies like Draft

New York has passed a bill legalizing daily fantasy sports

Early this morning, on the last day of the current session, The New York Assembly passed legislation legalizing daily fantasy sports throughout the state of New York. While the bill still needs to be

Why a potential DraftKings and FanDuel merger would make sense

DraftKings and FanDuel are in talks regarding a potential merger, according to a new report from Bloomberg. While the companies have been in discussions for a few months, the report notes that no fina

DraftKings and FanDuel strike a deal with NCAA to suspend all college contests

DraftKings and FanDuel, the two largest providers of daily fantasy sports in the U.S., have simultaneously announced that they reached a deal with the NCAA to temporarily suspend college sports on bot

Virginia’s governor just signed the nation’s first daily fantasy sports law

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe just signed into law the “Fantasy Contests Act,” which is a legal framework for fantasy sports providers that operate in the state. The bill, which was
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