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Crunch Report | Benchmark vs Kalanick Goes Sour

Reddit is rolling out its own video platform, VR adtech company Immersv raises $10.5 million and Benchmark versus Kalanick goes sour. All this on Crunch Report

Crunch Report | Waze Carpool Grows in Bay Area

Twitter rolls out updates to combat abuse on its platform, YouTube launches mobile live stream and Super Chat exits beta, Waze Carpool grows in the Bay Area, Apple Beats are expected to drop February

Intuit wants to turn TurboTax into a platform

Intuit’s TurboTax stores highly detailed financial data for millions of users who import their W2s, their banking data, info about their mortgages and more. Right now, all of this data is lock

Deliveroo won’t force new pay-per-delivery contract on protesting riders in London — yet

On-demand food delivery startup Deliveroo has stepped back from trying to force a new payment contract on its existing riders in London, after a group organized protests against a planned trial of a n

London Deliveroo drivers crowdfund protests over new pricing model

On-demand restaurant food delivery startup Deliveroo is facing more protests in London this week over a new pay structure it's trialling in the U.K. capital that seeks to switch drivers to a fixed fee

SwiftKey’s Timely Exit

Another European startup exits to an American tech giant. Predictive keyboard app maker SwiftKey, based in London, confirmed today it has sold to Microsoft. Sources put a price-tag of $250 million on

Bringg Raises $5 Million So Any Business Can Offer An Uber-Like Experience

If on-demand is the future of delivery, a startup called Bringg aims to help established businesses better compete with the likes of Amazon and Uber going forward. The company has now raised

Communications Platform Layer Adds Support For Webhooks

Layer, the former TechCrunch Disrupt winner that makes it possible for developers to add rich messaging capabilities to their apps without having to build their own infrastructure, has been steadily g

Unite US Raises $2M In Seed Funding To Help Build A Community And Online Resource For Armed Forces Veterans

New York-based startup Unite US, founded by three members of the Armed Forces both past and present, announced that it has raised $2 million in seed funding from a number of private investors today. T

Microsoft Opens Up Bing As A Platform For Developers

At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced that it is opening up quite a bit of Bing‘s advanced functionality to developers. As Microsoft corporate VP Gurdeep Singh Pall noted,

With Metrics Up Since Acquisition, Parse Could Get Developers Integrating Facebook And Buying Ads

After being <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/04/25/facebook-parse/">acquired by Facebook</a>, the mobile back-end service Parse has been busy integrating itself into the company, as well as l

Jawbone UP Becomes A Platform With New Partners, Open API Coming Soon

Jawbone is doing something a lot of developers will probably be interested in, by opening up the UP fitness tracking wristband as a platform play, with an open API coming soon. Jawbone's new version 2

WordPress.com Has Imported 15M Posts In The Last 30 Days, Remains A Top Safe Haven For Nomad Bloggers

Here’s a familiar scenario: You’ve become bored with the current blogging platform you’re on or it decides to shut down like Posterous did after Twitter acquired it. What do you d

Twitter Holding A Mobile-Focused Platform Event April 2 To Discuss “Exciting New Features,” No Press Allowed

Twitter has released an open invite to a developer press event it's holding April 2 on its dedicated developer website today. The event is mobile-focused, Twitter says, and will take place at Twitter

Google Launches Google+ Sign-In For Mobile And Web With New Selective And Interactive Sharing, One-Click Android App Installs

Google just <a target="_blank" href="http://googleplusplatform.blogspot.com/2013/02/google-plus-sign-in.html">announced</a> a major update to its <a target="_blank" href="https://developers.google.co

StackMob Courts The Enterprise With Launch Of New Marketplace, Added Partnerships

Mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) platform <a target="_blank" href="http://www.stackmob.com/">StackMob</a> is expanding upon <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/13/stackmob-ratchets-up-th

Here’s Why Twitter’s Road To An IPO Won’t Be As Rocky As Some Might Think

Today, Nick Bilton of the New York Times <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/technology/dick-costolo-of-twitter-an-improv-master-writing-its-script.html?pagewanted=all">publishe

StackMob’s Mobile App Platform Is Now Publicly Available

<a href="http://www.stackmob.com/">StackMob</a>, a backend service provider for mobile, is today publicly launching its mobile app platform, after having been in private beta for a good part of the ye

PageLines Debuts Platform, A Drag And Drop Theme Framework For WordPress

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/pagelines.png" class="shot2" /> Today at the BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas, <a href="http://pagelines.com/">PageLines</a> <a href="http://www.p

Wikio merges with Ebuzzing – cue controversy

[France] <a href="http://http://www.wikio.com">Wikio</a> has announced <a href="http://blog.wikio.fr/2009/12/ebuzzing-et-wikio-au-service-des-blogueurs.html">on its blog (in French)</a> that <a href="