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Next week at CES, Austin-based Shift Robotics will debut a revamped version of their viral hit robotic shoes. The Moonwalker X is a full pound lighter per shoe and features…

Moonwalker robotic shoes get lighter and smarter

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What drove online used car marketplace Shift to file for bankruptcy

Shift Technologies, the San Francisco-based online used car startup turned publicly traded company, filed this week for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The short story, according to recent filings, is that the company’s deteriorating cash position and inability to obtain further financing drove the company to file for bankruptcy and begin the process of closing down the…

4:15 pm PDT • October 10, 2023
What drove online used car marketplace Shift to file for bankruptcy

Used car e-commerce platform Shift has acquired some of competitor Fair Technologies’ technology, allowing Shift to become the Amazon of the used car marketplace, a platform that displays third-party listings…

What Shift’s acquisition of Fair says about the online used car market

No one likes having to go to the automotive repair shop. There’s little transparency into what happens after a car is dropped off, invoices are often little more than a…

AutoLeap says it will repair your lousy relationship with car shops

Startups that paused fundraising are starting to get back into the game, but these are shaky economic times and most founders will be coming back to a different world altogether.

Are you ready for the coming wave of VC down rounds?

There have been a lot of bumps in the road for startups building used-car marketplaces, but now one of the longer-standing of them has closed a major round of funding…

Used-car marketplace Vroom nabs $254M to take its growth up a gear

Final Reminder: Extra Crunch Event Discount for Tomorrow’s Summer Party TechCrunch’s annual Summer Party is tomorrow — come meet all the staff at the Park Chalet beer garden on the…

Fintech mega rounds, Gogoro scooters, Waymo, Shift, Microsoft, and employee engagement

Transitioning between different types of professional roles can be challenging — new expectations arise, and fresh ways of seeing the world are required to be successful. A few weeks ago,…

From liberal arts PhD to pre-IPO startup CEO with Shift’s Toby Russell

Editor’s Note: New feedback buttons You might have noticed at the top and bottom of this newsletter that we have added new feedback buttons. These are a quick way to…

Do VC associates matter, women’s fertility, online auto marketplaces, and Salesforce + Tableau

Buying a car is painful. Dealerships are the worst, and the options are endless. The rise of the Internet produced powerful tools for shoppers, but in the end, most buyers…

The future of car ownership: Building an online dealership

Online used car startup Shift Technologies has tacked on another $40 million in equity funding, hired a new COO with Amazon and Enjoy roots and scaled up its engineering staff…

Online used car startup Shift adds another $40M, snags COO in road to IPO

Minnie Ingersoll has already had an enviable career. After 12 years at Google, working as product manager and later principal with Google.org, she co-founded the venture-backed online car marketplace Shift…

Minnie Ingersoll, co-founder of the fast-growing car marketplace Shift, just became a VC in LA

Shift Technologies, an online marketplace for used cars, has closed a Series D financing round of more than $140 million in equity and debt. The round, which consists of about…

Online used car startup Shift raises $140 million

If you’ve ever tried to buy a car, there’s a good chance that a lot of your research has shifted online as it’s become easier and easier to figure out…

Prodigy raises $5.4M to unify the in-store and online car-buying experience

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Toby Russell was one of the first people to get Shift founder George Arison into used cars — and now he’s going to be running his company alongside him as…

Used car marketplace Shift appoints a co-CEO alongside George Arison

Shift, the online used car reseller that takes the crappy dealership out of the sales experience, has raised $38 million in its latest round of funding. The company, which is wildly…

The virtual used car dealership Shift raises $38 million

After Beepi shut down its service and transferred its operations to stealth Fair.com, its closest competitor Shift is facing some downsizing, too — a measure of the challenges of the peer-to-peer car…

P2P car marketplace Shift pauses DC operations, lays off 10% of staff

Gunning to become the top seller of used cars online, Vroom Inc. has raised $50 million in a Series E round of equity funding, bringing its total capital raised to…

Vroom raises $50 million to make buying a used car as easy as shoe shopping online

If you’ve ever tried to sell a used car you know it’s a process. You either haggle low-ball offers at the dealership or wade through Craigslist emails with the hope…

An Inside Look At Car Marketplace Shift And Its Plans For Major Growth, Starting With D.C.

With $50 million in new funding, the online used car marketplace Shift is hoping to drive off the stereotypes and outrace the stigma associated with buying used cars.

Used Car Retailer, Shift, Raises $50 Million In Round Led By Goldman Sachs

Social marketing company Brand Networks continues to gobble up the competition — it just announced that it’s acquiring Shift in a $50 million cash-and-stock deal. Back in 2013, it acquired…

Brand Networks Acquires Social Ad Platform Shift For $50M

Marketing startup Shift is announcing that it has raised $6 million in new funding. The round was led by European firm DN Capital, with DN managing partner Nenad Marovac joining…

Marketing Startup Shift Raises $6M For European Expansion

Shift, a company that offers tools for running social advertising campaigns and for collaborating within a marketing team, has hired Paul Ollinger as president. Ollinger was previously vice president of…

Social Ad Startup Shift Hires Former Facebook VP Paul Ollinger As President

GraphEffect, a startup that until now has focused on social media advertising, is launching a new collaboration platform today called Shift.com. CEO James Borow said Shift.com emerged from the GraphEffect…

Shift.com: Social Ad Startup GraphEffect Tries To Create A More Productive LinkedIn

We’re, what, three weeks away from the release of World of Warcraft: Cataclysm? Yes… I have noticed the sun shining brighter, the air tasting sweeter of late. Right on cue,…

Everyone, Maingear has created a beast in its new SHIFT series. These systems are massive towers of gaming and computing powering. You won’t find any design nonsense here. Every aspect…

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HTC Shift’s UK price gets lopped in half

10:20 am PST • January 15, 2009

Got an e-mail from Expansys this morning announcing that it’s dropped the price on the HTC Shift X9500 in the UK to £499.99, almost half of what it’d previously been…

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Review: HTC Shift (CDMA version)

10:40 am PDT • April 21, 2008

The HTC Shift (CDMA version) is a UMPC with a 7-inch tilting screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The device runs Windows Vista Business and connects to Sprint’s EVDO data…

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First Look: HTC Shift (CDMA version)

2:30 pm PDT • March 28, 2008

Got a nice little package yesterday containing the HTC Shift running on the Sprint network. I’ll be putting this thing through its paces next week at CTIA and will have…