Square to buy ‘buy now, pay later’ giant Afterpay in $29B deal

In a blockbuster deal that rocks the fintech world, Square announced today that it is acquiring Australian buy now, pay later giant Afterpay in a $29 billion all-stock deal. The purchase price is base

Forget the piggy bank, Till Financial’s kids’ spend management app gets Gates’ backing

Today’s children and teens want more power and control over their spending. And while there are a number of financial services and apps out there aimed at helping this demographic save and invest mo

Minna Technologies, a subscription management tool for banking customers, raises $18.8M

With the proliferation of subscription services, combined with our lives becoming almost 100% digital, there’s a rising need to be able to manage these services. But most banks don’t have much of

Venmo adds a check-cashing feature, waives fees for stimulus checks

Venmo this morning announced it will begin to offer a new check-cashing service, “Cash a Check,” in the Venmo mobile app. The feature, which is being rolled out to select users starting to

Looking to emulate Venmo, JoomPay preps a Euro launch for easy bill splitting and cash payments

JoomPay, a startup with a similar product to PayPal-owned Venmo in the U.S., is set to launch in Europe shortly after being granted a Luxembourg Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license. The app all

Google Pay gets a major redesign with a new emphasis on personal finance

Google is launching a major redesign of its Google Pay app on both Android and iOS today. Like similar phone-based contactless payment services, Google Pay — or Android Pay as it was known then

Daily Crunch: Venmo launches a credit card

Venmo’s first credit card is here, a former Amazon employee is arrested for fraud and we review the Nest Audio smart speaker. This is your Daily Crunch for October 5, 2020. The big story: Venmo

Daybridge, a time management app by former Monzo engineer Kieran McHugh, raises £750K seed

Daybridge, a productivity and time management app by former Monzo engineer Kieran McHugh, has picked by £750,000 in a seed round led by early Monzo backer, Passion Capital. Also participating is a nu

Creandum backs Amie, a new productivity app from ex-N26 product manager Dennis Müller

Amie, a new productivity app from ex-N26 product manager Dennis Müller, has picked up $1.3 million in pre-seed funding to “kickstart” development and hiring. Backing 23-year-old Müller i

Jawbone UP3 Likely Won’t Ship In Time For Christmas After All

If you had plans to tuck a Jawbone UP3 under the tree for someone this year, it's probably time to start thinking about something else. When Jawbone first told us about its plans to release a new f

Jawbone Goes After The Entry-Level With UP Move, A $50 Fitness Tracker With A 6 Month Battery Life

Jawbone's <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2014/11/04/jawbone-up3/">new UP3</a> might be the company's priciest fitness tracker yet — but that doesn't mean it's not interested in the entry-level.

Jawbone Looks At UP Data To See How Many Were Woken Up By The Napa Earthquake

Jawbone has shown one of the more interesting ways data gathered on its platform might be used for large-scale population studies: The fitness tracker company looked at its cumulative UP data to find

Jawbone Patents Body Fat Percentage Measurement Using Smartphones, Tablets And Wearables

Device makers are increasingly looking for ways to move the health tracking market forward, and a new patent filing from device maker Jawbone offers a clue to what might come next. Jawbone had a paten

Jawbone’s UP Fitness Band Finally Goes Wireless With UP24

While Jawbone’s UP fitness tracking wristband has always seemed to be relatively popular (at least around these parts), it’s done so despite one obvious quirk: in a world full of wirelessly-syncin

Jawbone Releases Android UP App, Makes Wristband Available In European Apple Stores

Jawbone <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sys-con.com/node/2585634">announced</a> today that its app for <a target="_blank" href="https://jawbone.com/up">UP</a>, the company's movement-tracking wris

The Jawbone UP Is Back, But Is It Better Than Ever?

I've had most of the week to wear the $129 Jawbone UP and I thought I'd offer a few impressions for those unsure which model pedometer to buy. I'm a <a href="https://techcrunch.com/tag/Fitbit">Fitbit<

The Jawbone UP Is Back And It’s Sorry For All Those Battery Problems

The Jawbone UP was the quantified human's favorite device. The pedometer/silent alarm/sleep sensor was a rubber bracelet that just sat there - you didn't have to do much except charge it every few wee

Path And Jawbone UP Should Band Together

If you are lucky enough to own one of the <a href="http://jawbone.com/up/product">Jawbone UP bracelets</a> that doesn't <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5863822/jawbone-up-review-a-potentially-wonderful-th

Hosain Rahman Shows Me His UP (TCTV)

All of the dudes in our office (okay, only <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/rahul-nihalani">Rahul</a>) want one of these <a href="http://jawbone.com/up">UP</a> bracelet things. Apparently the

Today's winner of the Really Nice Company Award goes to Pixar

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/upmovie.jpg" />(Note: this is a really sad post, so just skip it if you'd prefer to avoid that type of thing.) Everyone should now add Pi
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