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Australia’s Simple lands $17M to grow its marketing intelligence platform worldwide

Simple, an Australia-based business that operates a platform for managing marketing strategies and campaigns, has pulled in $17 million to expand its business in the U.S. and other global markets. The

Update: Mass shooting at Madden Championship Series event in Florida leaves several dead

This post has been updated to indicate that three people, including the shooter, were killed in the Jacksonville mass shooting event earlier today. 

TrustToken opens its dollar-backed cryptocurrency to accredited investors

Pitching a dollar-pegged token that offers cryptocurrency speculators a way to move their investments across volatile exchanges, TrustToken (the first public investment from a16z crypto) is now lookin

Massage-on-demand company, Soothe, raises $31 million

The massage-on-demand service Soothe seems to be rubbing investors the right way with the close of a new $31 million round of funding. The Series C round from late-stage and growth capital investment

The Las Vegas strip’s first legit esports arena just opened for business

On the south end of the Vegas strip, a different kind of gaming is taking root. At the Luxor casino, the Esports Arena Las Vegas just opened its doors, occupying the former home of the LAX nightclub.

Aptiv and Lyft’s Vegas self-driving pilot to expand beyond CES

Self-driving technology provider Aptiv and ride-hailing company Lyft ran a pilot program of self-driving, on-demand ride hailing during CES in Las Vegas this year, offering transit between 20 differen

CES should move to an innovative city

CES, the yearly bacchanal of tech and innovation, has outgrown its shell. Las Vegas has been home to the event since the late 1970s and, for better or worse, the city has survived and served the influ

Driverless shuttle in Las Vegas gets in fender bender within an hour

A driverless shuttle set free in downtown Las Vegas was involved in a minor accident less than an hour after it hit the streets, reported the local NBC affiliate KSNV. Not really the kind of publicity

Search and social media was filled with clickbait and propaganda in the wake of Vegas shooting

Letting an algorithm cull links from the sewer of internet commentary, and then distributing that to millions of people, is a losing game. It's another sign of how Facebook and the rest continue to ab

Las Vegas taps AI for cybersecurity help

Hundreds of thousands of people live in the city of Las Vegas. But the city's information security team is made up of just three employees and one intern, so the chief information officer of Las Vegas

Las Vegas launches the first electric autonomous shuttle on U.S. public roads

Las Vegas, transportation beat reporters can’t quit you; CES was like a car extravaganza, and now you’re launching a self-driving, fully electric shuttle on public streets. The shuttles ar

Crunch Report | Intel Buys 15% of Here Mapping Business

Mayfield Robotics, a startup owned by Bosch, shows off the Kuri robot, Intel buys 15% of Here mapping business and electric bus company Proterra raises $140 million. All this on Crunch Report.

Going to CES? Join us at the official Hardware Battlefield Party in Las Vegas

There ain’t no party like a TechCrunch party 🎉 because at a TechCrunch party you can meet investors who may or may not give you a term sheet for your hardware startup 💰. That’s why w

Crunch Report | Amazon Drone Delivery Begins in U.K.

Uber self-driving cars get into permitting issues in San Francisco, Amazon drone delivery begins in the U.K., The Wynn wants to add an Alexa to every room and Donald Trump adds Elon Musk and Travis Ka

Amazon Echo may be listening in on your conversations in your Vegas hotel room

The Wynn Las Vegas hotel is adding an Amazon Echo to every one of its 4,748 rooms. A first for a hotel to do and a great way to market both the hotel and the Echo device. However, it also means, shoul

VR porn is coming to hotels on the Las Vegas strip

Sin City is about to get a bit more sinful, as VR content platform VR Bangers and headset maker AuraVisor are teaming up to offer in-room adult experiences (via virtual reality) at hotels on the strip

From A Rebuilt ’60s Motel In Vegas, OrderWithMe Tackles Big E-Commerce Challenges

Everyone who comes to live in Vegas has a story about how they got there. But while some of those tales may be prosaic, there are a few that stand out. OrderWithMe — a startup that started

Vegas Is In Search Of A Tech City, Not Just A Quick Jackpot

Last week, tens of thousands of people came to Las Vegas for CES, where they spent their time milling around the Convention Center and comparing selfie sticks, fancy TVs and robots, trudging to the

Visiting The Bitcoin Bodega

Far from the glitz of the older Las Vegas strip, past a ragged Travelodge, and next to a smoke shop is a small bodega offering t-shirts, flip flops, and two sixteen-ounce bottles of suds for $5. It al

Robocoin Opens The First Bitcoin ATM In Vegas, Baby

Luck be a protected cryptocurrency-based transaction via a highly secure, distributed network tonight! <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/Robocoin">Robocoin</a>, a bitcoin ATM company, has annou
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