Equity Shot: The Uber-SoftBank deal explained

Hello and welcome to another Equity Shot, a quick-hit episode of our venture-capital themed podcast. (Equity, released every Friday, focuses on the money behind the headlines.) This week Katie Roof an

Crunch Report | Hey Dillon Francis, iPhone X Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Today we're hanging out with EDM artist Dillon Francis, Apple opens for iPhone X pre-orders and releases a sleeve for MacBooks, Walmart starts using robots in stores and Russia condemns Twitter for ba

Equity podcast: Uber’s board gets bigger, ForeScout’s security IPO, and venture investment trends

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week the crew —Roof, Matthew Lynley, and Alex Wilhelm &#82

Sense sleep tracker maker Hello is shutting down

Hello, the makers of the bedside sleep tracker Sense, is shutting down as after looking for a buyer, according to a blog post from the company. The news was first reported by Axios, which said the co

Chasing dreams may be the next sleeper hit for venture capitalists

After decades spent funding technologies tailored to deprive us of sleep (see: streaming video, gaming, social networks and 24/7 online shopping), the venture capital industry has decided to direct it

Hello launches a voice-enabled Sense bedside sleep tracker for $149

With Alexa and Google Assistant are gunning for control over the general voice-driven experience with technology, that might open doors for some more targeted verticals that are centered around voice

Hello, makers of the Sense bedside sleep tracker, hires a CMO from DoorDash

Hello, the makers of the Sense sleep tracker, has hired Angela Chang, a former marketing lead for Nest and who was most-recently head of marketing at DoorDash, as its chief marketing officer. Her hi

Hello will begin selling its Sense sleep tracker at Best Buy and Target

While Kickstarter is a great place to start selling products online, and Amazon is a good next step, you’ll often see hardware companies begin shipping their products to local retailers like Be

Hello begins selling its bedside sleep tracker, Sense, internationally

Sense, a small sleep tracker that sits by your bed that looks to help improve sleep behavior, will now be for sale in international markets as the company gears up for the holiday shopping season. He

Hello’s Sense Sleep Tracker Lands On Amazon

Sense sleep tracker maker Hello has signed up with one of its first major retail distribution partners, Amazon, as it heads into the holiday season. Originally selling directly through its website, an

CrunchWeek: Uber Class Action, A Poaching Settlement And Apple’s Big Adventure

This week in the world of tech, Uber got word that drivers in California were granted class-action status, a settlement ends the poaching drama started by Apple and Google and Apple's about to drop ev

Sense Sleep Tracker Maker Hello Valued Between $250M And $300M In Latest Funding Round

Hello, the creator of the Sense sleep tracker, is valued between $250 million and $300 million as part of its latest funding round, sources tell TechCrunch. The company has raised $40 million in a rou

Facebook Testing Caller Id App “Hello” | Crunch Report

On today’s Crunch Report, Google announces Project Fi cell service, what your favorite apps will look like on Apple Watch, Makerbot’s uncertain future, and Facebook’s user base is

Hello’s Sense Sleep Tracking Hardware Is Shipping Soon

Hello, the company behind sleep sensing monitor Sense, is ready to start shipping. Over the next week or so, the company will make its sleep-tracking hardware and software generally available to consu

Hello, Maker of Sense, Nabs The Technical Head Of The Google Nexus Phone Program

Hello, the startup that smashed its Kickstarter goals by raising $2.4 million for an elegant, spherical sleep sensor called Sense, just poached Scott Bartlett, the technical lead behind Google's Nexus

Evernote Launches Two New iPhone Apps: ‘Food’ And ‘Hello’

Today at the <a href="http://leweb.net">Le Web</a> conference in Paris, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/evernote">Evernote</a> is <a href="http://blog.evernote.com/">debuting</a> two new ap