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Maple VC locks down $16.5M for its second seed-stage fund by waving the Canadian flag

Maple VC is based in San Francisco, but don’t let that fool you, its founder, Andre Charoo, noted. The young fund, which launched in 2016 with $1.2 million in capital commitments, just closed on

The pure hell of managing your JPEGs

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Natasha and Alex and Grace and Chris were joined by none othe

Playbook, which aims to be the ‘Dropbox for designers,’ raises $4M in round led by Founders Fund

When Jessica Ko was head of design at Google and then Opendoor, she realized that her teams spent about 90% of their time digging around Dropbox looking for assets. In many cases, they’d find older

As working out goes virtual, Moxie raises $6.3M seed+ round led by Resolute Ventures

With the pandemic sending the planet indoors to work out, the at-home fitness market has boomed. It was only in October last year that three-year-old Future closed $24 million in Series B and Playbook

Playbook, a fitness platform that puts creators first, raises $9.3 million

Playbook, aiming to be the Patreon of fitness content, has raised an additional $9.3 million in Series A funding from E.ventures, Michael Ovitz, Abstract, Algae Ventures, Porsche Ventures and FJ Labs.

Playbook, a creator platform focused on fitness, raises $3 million in seed

Playbook, aiming to be the Patreon of fitness content, announced the close of a $3 million seed round from several notable angels today. The investor roster includes Giphy founder Alex Chung, StyleSea

YC-backed Playbook wants students to make plans online, hang out offline

Social planning apps have yet to take the world by storm. A handful of these apps tried and failed years ago, and even Swarm decided to ditch that methodology and focus on location logging. But a new

After Near-$1B Inventory Write-Down, BlackBerry Starts Selling Unlocked Smartphones Direct To U.S. Buyers

Well that was quick: Not long after T-Mobile announced it would stop carrying BlackBerry hardware in its retail stores (but continue selling them online), the Canadian smartphone maker has revealed a

BlackBerry CEO Confirms No BB10 Update For The Aging PlayBook Tablet

Here's a Friday morning PSA for you BlackBerry PlayBook owners: if you were feverishly clutching your tablet in hopes that BlackBerry would finally update it with a shiny new OS, you can finally put t

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins Says Tablets “Not A Good Business Model,” Evidently Forgetting About iPad

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins seems to be among the most transparent executives in tech in terms of showing his hand regarding future product plans, which may be partly because he doesn't have much to

BlackBerry CEO Talks Testing Smartphone-Powered Notebooks and Tablets, Will Share More Info In May

BlackBerry is launching the Z10 today in the U.S., but it's already looking ahead to what comes next, according to an interview between ABC's Joanna Stern and BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins. The compan

Are You A Jerk Who Wants To Share Your Sexual Conquests? Sadly, There’s An App For That

Our own John Biggs could tell you that there were some <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2013/01/21/pennapps-2013-hackathon-runner-up-sparktab-could-be-your-new-browser-start-page/">terribly neat p

RIM Rolls PlayBook 2.1 Update, Improves BlackBerry Bridge, Data Security, And Android App Support

RIM is not done with the PlayBook. The company <a target="_blank" href="http://blogs.blackberry.com/2012/10/playbook-os-2-1-update/">just announced</a> a major update for its tablet. The software upda

The 32GB 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Is Now Available From Canadian Carriers For $550

RIM announced the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/02/rim-reveals-the-4g-lte-playbook-plans-for-a-canadian-debut-on-august-9/">earlier this month</a> and it's fi

RIM Reveals The 4G LTE PlayBook, Plans For A Canadian Debut On August 9 (Updated)

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/04/06/better-late-than-never-rim-preps-refreshed-playbook-with-4g/">FCC filings</a>, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/03/leaked-rim-roadmap-points

Developer Teaches RIM’s PlayBook A New Trick: How To Run iOS Apps

For all its (largely software-based) shortcomings, RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook really isn't that bad a tablet, even if RIM ended up losing <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/06/07/goodnight-sweet

BlackBerry PlayBook Update Adds Improved Android Compatibility

The <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/RIM">RIM</a> <a HREF="https://beta.techcrunch.com/tag/PlayBook">PlayBook</a> by just received a developers update that adds some interesting new Android fu

LTE BlackBerry PlayBook Coming This Year, Says RIM CEO

RIM is keeping the PlayBook party going. While speaking at a BlackBerry World breakfast with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins stated the company plans to launch an LTE-enabled PlayBook by the end of the year. H

RIM Officializes Stance Against Jailbreaking

Jailbreaking, a term that has come to encompass several practices but generally refers to a user obtaining root access on their device, is controversial in a strange way. Companies like Apple and Nint

The Rightsizing Of RIM: 41 Megapixels Is Completely Meaningless, And So Is 500k Apps, Says RIM VP

It’s not nice to knock a company when it’s down, but I had a briefing earlier today in Barcelona with Alec Saunders, the head of developer relations at RIM, which -- depending on whether you suppo
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