Latana secures cash injection to grow its mobile platform for product research

In 2013, Nico Jaspers, who previously founded market research firm Dalia Research, began noticing a shift in consumer behavior: More people were easily reachable via their smartphones. He realized tha

Google Cloud survey finds most execs support sustainability efforts, but few follow the data

A new survey by Google Cloud found that a majority of executives see sustainability as a key goal for their business. It also found that a majority are not actually measuring their progress over time.

The TechCrunch Germany Survey — Calling Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Bielefeld, Mainz, Frankfurt

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey European founders and investors in cities outside the larger European capitals. Over the next few weeks, we will ask entrepreneurs in these cit

The Great TechCrunch Survey of Europe’s VCs — be featured in our survey

TechCrunch is embarking on a major new project to survey the venture capital investors of Europe. Over the next few weeks, we will be “zeroing-in” on Europe’s major cities, from A-Z, Ams

Employee survey startup Culture Amp closes $82M round led by Sequoia China

Each unhappy startup may be unhappy in its own way, but there’s still wisdom in understanding what drives employee satisfaction and dissatisfaction across companies. Culture Amp is just one of t

Planning for the uncertain future of work

In a recently published, roughly 75-page report, British non-profit organization The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) outlined several scenarios for how the UK labor market will be im

Tech regulation in Europe will only get tougher

European governments have been bringing the hammer down on tech in recent months, slapping record fines and stiff regulations on the largest imports out of Silicon Valley. Despite pleas from the world

SAP agrees to buy Qualtrics for $8B in cash, just before the survey software company’s IPO

Enterprise software giant SAP announced today that it has agreed to acquire Qualtrics for $8 billion in cash, just before the survey and research software company was set to go public. The deal is exp

Autonomous cars seen as smarter than human drivers

PwC released the results of its latest survey on the future of automotive technology, and it seems Americans are coming around to the idea of autonomous cars, ride hailing and car sharing. So much so

Knotch has patented its color-based feedback system

Knotch promises marketers a better way to collect user feedback about the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Now it’s announcing that it has received a design patent for its approach. Ba

Former Grooveshark Execs Raise $950K For E-Commerce Customer Intelligence Startup Tandem

A team of early Grooveshark employees who left the company a couple of years ago to pursue their own startup ambitions have raised a little under a million for Tandem, a service that helps e-commerce

GeoPoll Unveils First Overnight TV Ratings Service In Five African Countries In Time For World Cup

GeoPoll, which raised a $6.6 million Series A round last year to fund its mobile survey platform for developing countries, has launched a service that will provide the first daily TV ratings in severa

Loop Upgrades Its Mobile Survey App, Adds A Pro Account For $99 A Year

<a target="_blank" href="">Loop</a>, a startup that makes it easy and quick for retailers to collect feedback from customers, has released version 2.0 of its iOS app. The most

Salesforce’s Ex-CMO Launches GetFeedback, A New Mobile-First Customer Survey Platform

Back in 2006, two enterpreneurs called Kraig Swensrud and Sean Whiteley started a business based around the idea that Salesforce could be used for more than just helping salespeople organise their acc

Panorama Education Wants To Make Polling Parents, Students And Teachers Easier For Educators

New Haven-based startup and current Y Combinator Summer 2013 participant Panorama Education is looking to address a major pain point for educators, students and parents around school with its polling

YC-Backed Posmetrics Launches iPad-Based Customer Feedback Solution For Brick-and-Mortar Businesses

Y Combinator-backed <a target="_blank" href="">Posmetrics</a>, a new tool to help brick-and-mortar businesses collect customer feedback via the iPad, is today making its publ

Porn Site Breaks Down Searches By Country, Surprising No One

In what amounts to either a breathtaking breach of privacy or one of the most fascinating sex research artifacts of the year, <a target="_blank" href="">PornMD</a> (acc

SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg On Why His Company Won’t IPO After Raising A Whopping $794M And What’s Next

"We could go public," SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg says, "but the cost of going public -- of running a public company -- outweighs the benefits." As the founder of LAUNCH Media, which he took public

Community Monitoring + Analytics Go Large: Vision Critical Takes $20M From Omers

<a target="_blank" href="">Vision Critical</a>, a Vancouver-based developer of online community panels and analytics for companies like Yahoo, Virgin, Rough Guides and Ban

When It Comes To Phones, Men Are More Price-Sensitive (According to Vuclip)

For its latest user survey, mobile video service <a href="">Vuclip</a> decided to look at why people buy the phones they do — specifically, at the differences between men and wo
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