Erase All Kittens, an online game that teaches girls to code, signs distribution deal with Tesco

U.K. edtech startup Erase All Kittens — an online game that teaches kids, especially young girls, coding skills — has signed a distribution deal with Tesco, one of the U.K.’s largest sup

Starship Technologies picks up €50M from the EU’s investment arm to expand its fleet of autonomous delivery robots

Starship Technologies, one of the bigger names in the world of autonomous delivery robots — those little caboose-like, boxy delivery vehicles that self-drive around cities — has been on a

Instacart acquires Caper AI, a smart cart and instant checkout startup, for $350M, as it moves deeper into physical retail tech

Instacart made its name by providing a way for consumers to bypass shopping in stores in person, by ordering items online and getting them delivered to their homes — a business that positively b

‘Pure’ nutritional supplements startup Feel closes $6.2M investment, led by Fuel Ventures

Earlier this year we covered the launch of Heights, a new supplements startup in an increasingly hot category. Feel is a year-old U.K. startup with another twist on this world: pure nutritional supple

Hiro Capital puts $2.3M into team sports tracking platform PlayerData — as does Sir Terry Leahy

Hiro Capital has gradually been making a name for itself as an investor in the area know as “Digital Sports” or DSports for short. It’s now led a $2.3 million funding round in PlayerData

Vegetarian frozen food brand Strong Roots looks to expand in the US with $18.3 million funding

The U.K.-based vegetarian frozen food company Strong Roots has picked up $18.3 million in funding from the private equity firm Goode Partners as it looks to expand its U.S. presence and build out its

Waitrose switches up a gear to launch two-hour grocery deliveries in London

Up market UK supermarket chain Waitrose will start trialing two-hour or same day delivery options in certain London postcodes from tomorrow. It’s partnering with CitySprint Group courier deliver

Can data science save social media?

The unfettered internet is too often used for malicious purposes and is frequently woefully inaccurate. Social media -- especially Facebook -- has failed miserably at protecting user privacy and block

Tesco launches one-hour grocery deliveries in London, powered by Quiqup

The grocery delivery wars look set to get cooking... UK supermarket chain Tesco has announced the launch today of a one-hour delivery service in central London called Tesco Now -- echoing Amazon's Pri

Tesco Exits E-Books, Transfers Blinkbox Books Customers To Rakuten’s Kobo

Assets from blinkbox Books -- specifically customer accounts and existing e-book libraries -- are being picked up by Kobo, the e-book division of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten. Blinkbox customers

Following Sale Of Video On-Demand Service, Tesco Offloads Blinkbox Music And Shutters Ebook Offering

Blink and you missed it. Following the sale <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2015/01/08/retail-giant-tesco-offloads-tv-and-movie-on-demand-service-blinkbox-to-telco-talktalk/">earlier this month</a> of

Retail Giant Tesco Offloads TV And Movie On-Demand Service Blinkbox To Telco TalkTalk

So much for <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2013/03/04/retail-giant-tesco-gears-up-for-amazon-fight-with-blinkboxmusic-blinkboxbooks-and-tv-service-in-uk-devices-intl-push-next/">aping Amazon's digita

Tesco Buys Into Ad Tech As Big Data Division Dunnhumby Nabs Sociomantic For Over $100M

UK-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tesco.com">Tesco</a>, the world's second-largest retailer after Walmart, has made a killing in its sector by jumping early into the use of big data, colle

UK’s Tesco Starts ‘Close Cooperation’ With Samwers’ Rocket Internet, Leads $250M Round In Lazada

If you thought that the days of Samwer brothers e-commerce investments with the eBays and <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2010/05/16/breaking-groupon-acquires-german-clone-citydeal/">Groupons</a> of t

Retail Giant Tesco Follows In Amazon’s Footsteps With Hudl, A Cut-Price, Own-Brand Android Tablet

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.tesco.com">Tesco</a>, the UK-based retail giant with 20 million customers in 12 countries across Europe and Asia, today took its biggest step yet into digital comme

Retail Giant Tesco Ramps Up Digital Offering With Free Online U.K. TV Service That Shows Ads Based On What Loyalty Card Users Buy

In a world of big and small data it's easy to forget bricks and mortar supermarkets have been gathering intell on their customers for years, thanks to loyalty card schemes. U.K. supermarket Tesco is p

Retail Giant Tesco Gears Up For Amazon Fight With Blinkboxmusic, Blinkboxbooks And TV Service In UK; Devices, Int’l Push Next?

The race for online consumers continues to heat up in the UK, and local retail giant <a target="_blank" href="http://www.tesco.com">Tesco</a> wants to make sure that it doesn't blink and let Amazon ge

Tesco Buys E-bookseller Mobcast For $7.2 million As It Squares Up To Amazon And B&N In The UK

Another development in the UK market for e-readers, tablets and e-books as <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2012/08/30/amazon-finally-launches-its-appstore-in-europe-uk-germany-france-italy-and-spain-f

Tesco's Dunnhumby Buys BzzAgent For $60 million

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0005/5831/55831v2-max-250x250.jpg" /> Tesco's wholly owned subsidiary <a href="http://www.dunnhumby.com/">Dunnhumby</a> has acquired Boston b

Move over iPhone – 2011 will be "the year of the Android", says British supermarket

<img class="shot" title="android_logo" src="http://eu.beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/android_logo1-300x225.gif" alt="" width="189" height="142" /><a href="http://www.tesco.com/mobilenetwork/">
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