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US startups off to a strong M&A run in 2018

With Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of GitHub this week, we can now decisively declare a trend: 2018 is shaping up as a darn good year for U.S. venture-backed M&A.

ServiceTitan is LA’s least likely contender to be the next billion-dollar startup

The city of Glendale, Calif. seems like an unlikely place to grow one of the next billion-dollar startups in the booming Los Angeles tech ecosystem. Located at the southeastern tip of the San Fernando

Nvidia and GE’s Baker Hughes team on AI for oil and gas

Nvidia and GE subsidiary Baker Hughes want to bring the power of artificial intelligence to bear on the oil and gas industry – and do so throughout the space, covering everything from locating new o

GE Appliances is launching its own version of Quirky for businesses called Giddy

GE Appliances (now a subsidiary of the Chinese appliance manufacturer Haier) is spinning out a crowd-sourced product development business as a service for corporate customers under the name Giddy. It'

In spite of digital transformation, 2017 did not yield the desired financial results for GE

GE is a great example of a traditional company that has recognized the need to transform into a digital organization, but by all measures 2017 has been a tough year for the industrial giant financial

ChargePoint takes over GE charging stations

ChargePoint announced that it will become the exclusive operator of all of GE‘s electric charging stations, which means nearly 10,000 places to plug in will be transferred to the new company&#82

GE acquires Wise.io to deepen its machine learning stack

GE Digital today announced that it has acquired Wise.io, a machine-learning powered service that helps businesses find patterns and trends in their vast data stores. At first glance, that may seem lik

The multi-functional Balldur is a Swiss Army lamp

At its minimalist worst, the Balldur is a cool looking lamp. Smooth wood and ceramic with a bulb that would make Thomas Edison proud, the Balldur (whatever that means) feels like an artifact from a Te

Hewlett Packard Enterprise to spin off software assets in $8.8B transaction

In an $8.8 billion transaction, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, also known as HPE, will be spinning off its non-core software assets, according to a statement from company CEO Meg Whitman. The assets will

A modern-day Renaissance: APIs fuel a cultural shift in businesses

As software proliferates every corner of a business, IT is being crushed by demands from users who require applications and data to be always available and always connected. IT can no longer meet the

That time when we ate super-powered hot sauce live on Facebook

I’ve officially been at TechCrunch for a week and a half now, which I’ve been informed is the hot sauce anniversary. You know, the one where Thrillist sends you a bottle of scientifically-enginee

FirstBuild launches Pique, a faster cold-brew coffee maker for the home

GE’s gadget-invention partner FirstBuild is launching Pique, a cold-brew coffee maker for the home. Coffee has turned from a daily routine into somewhat of an art form in the last few years,

Blippar augmented reality search engine raises $54 million Series D

Blippar, the AR company that lets you see extra, rich content by simply pointing your phone at an object, has today announced the close of a $54 million Series D funding round. The round was led by Kh

The Industrialist’s Dilemma

Aaron Levie Contributor Aaron Levie is the Chief Executive Officer of Box. More posts by this contributor Now the cloud wars (really) begin The Industrialist’s Dilemma Robert Siegel Contributor

Quirky Files For Bankruptcy While Flextronics Puts Up A $15M Bid For Wink

Quirky, the long-suffering startup that was once held up as a model for bridging the maker movement and corporate world, has filed for bankruptcy.

With $50 Million Edison Nation Looks To Back A New Generation Of Inventors

The Charlotte, N.C.-based company, whose business model is akin to the faltering Quirky, took in $50 million from a group of undisclosed backers to finance businesses that show up to its Amazon Invent

XPRIZE Contender Astrobotic Strives To Be FedEx To The Moon

Astrobotic Technology, a leading Google Lunar XPRIZE competitor, is setting up to become the first delivery service to the Moon. With a low-cost launch, they now have a lander with the potential for p

GE Buys Wurldtech To Beef Up Internet of Things Industrial Infrastructure Security

This morning General Electric announced it had completed a deal to buy Wurldtech, a Vancouver-based cyber-security firm that protects big industrial sites like refineries and power plants from cyber a

Microsoft Ends Another Vertical Market Dalliance—This Time In Healthcare

While Microsoft has been the most successful platform company in history, it periodically has flirted with vertical market-specific businesses with only mixed success. In virtually all cases, it ends

GE, Kleiner Perkins And Others To Put $63 Million In 10 Home Energy Tech Companies

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/ecomagination.png" class="shot2">GE, Emerald Technology Ventures, Foundation Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, RockPort Ca
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