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TechCrunch ist ein amerikanisches Online- Medium, welches über neue Start-Ups, Internetprodukte und Technologienews berichtet. Das als Blog im Jahr 2005 gestartete Projekt von Michael Arrington beschäftigt heute 40 Mitarbeiter und wurde 2010 von AOL aufgekauft.
 
18.12.18 - 12:43
AI chip startup Graphcore closes $200M Series D, adds BMW and Microsoft as strategic investors (TechCrunch)
 
UK AI chip startup Graphcore has announced a $200 million Series D round today that’s jointly led by an existing investor, European VC Atomico, along with new investor Sofina, an investment holding firm. Graphcore says the Series D values the c...
18.12.18 - 11:01
A month after taking $70M, Clearbanc raises $50M fund to loan startups ad money (TechCrunch)
 
Clearbanc is disrupting startup funding by loaning companies cash to buy ads in exchange for a revenue share so they don’t have to sell as much equity to venue capitalists. That idea has proven so appealing that 1000 companies seeking up to $1 ...
18.12.18 - 11:01
How a Chinese anti-virus software maker builds a fintech firm to wrestle with giants (TechCrunch)
 
360 Finance, an online consumer loan platform that spun off from China’s anti-virus service giant 360 Group, has joined a raft of Chinese fintech companies to go public in the U.S. over the last two years. The company priced its initial public ...
18.12.18 - 10:44
Moglix raises $23M to digitize India′s manufacturing supply chain (TechCrunch)
 
We hear a lot about India’s e-commerce battle between Walmart, which bought Flipkart for $17 billion, and Amazon. But over in the B2B space, Moglix — an e-commerce service for buying manufacturing products that’s been making strides...
18.12.18 - 10:13
YouGov acquires social analytics company Portent.IO (TechCrunch)
 
YouGov, the international data and analytics group, has acquired ‘social analytics’ startup Portent.IO, a company that it had previously invested in. Terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although I understand the acquisition includes Por...
18.12.18 - 10:13
Tonsser scores €‚¬5.5M Series A to help discover the next soccer star (TechCrunch)
 
Tonsser, the Copenhagen-based startup that offers a “football performance app” aimed at youth soccer players who want to build their own online profile and potentially get discovered by a bigger club, has raised '‚¬5.5 million in Ser...
18.12.18 - 10:13
Atari teams up with some startup to pretend to make blockchain-based games (TechCrunch)
 
Animoca Brands will produce and publish blockchain-based versions of RollerCoaster Tycoon and Goon Squad worldwide (excluding China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau); the new titles will feature the integration of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The term of...
18.12.18 - 08:25
Ola, Uber′s India rival, invests $100M in scooter rental startup Vogo (TechCrunch)
 
We’re familiar with Uber cozying up to scooter startups — it has bought one and invested in another — but over in India, the U.S. firm’s key rival is hatching a major alliance of its own it invested $100 million in scooter ren...
18.12.18 - 06:25
Ford comes up with a prototype noise-cancelling kennel to shelter dogs from fireworks (TechCrunch)
 
Dogs have a much wider range of hearing than humans do and noises that don't bother us can give them a very ruff time. Fireworks are especially tough on many pups and also hard on owners who have to calm their panicking pets. To potentially help the...
18.12.18 - 05:01
Google will make it easier for people without accounts to collaborate on G Suite documents (TechCrunch)
 
Soon it will be easier for people without Google accounts to collaborate on G Suite documents. Currently in beta, a new feature will enable G Suite users to invite people without G Suite subscriptions or Google accounts to work on files by sending th...
18.12.18 - 01:18
Equifax, Western Union, Priceline settle with New York attorney general over insecure mobile apps (TechCrunch)
 
New York’s attorney general has settled with five tech and financial giants, requiring each company to implement basic security on their mobile apps. The settlements force Credit Sesame, Equifax (yes, that Equifax), Priceline, Spark Networks, a...
18.12.18 - 00:37
This fake package covers porch thieves in glitter and fart spray (TechCrunch)
 
Having a package stolen off your front porch sucks. No matter what’s inside the box, it just feels… violating. Someone came into your space and took your stuff just because they could probably get away with it. And even if you go to the c...
17.12.18 - 23:37
As adult content ban arrives, Tumblr clarifies and refines rules (TechCrunch)
 
Let's talk about the grown-up stuff ” the adult content that Tumblr says it's banning starting today. The wording of the company's initial plans was admittedly confusing, upsetting both artists and sex workers who have begun to rely on the platfor...
17.12.18 - 23:25
Abacus has attracted $2 million from YC, Justin Kan, and Coinbase to help startups and investors manage tokenized liquidity programs (TechCrunch)
 
For the crypto market to become attractive to institutional investors, companies and their investors need to ensure that tokenized securities — digital assets subject to federal security regulations — can be as easily tracked and traded a...
17.12.18 - 22:01
In emerging markets there are no copycats, just budding entrepreneurs (TechCrunch)
 
Federico Antoni Contributor Federico Antoni is managing partner at ALLVP, an early-stage VC based in Mexico. He is a lecturer in management at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. More posts by this contributor Not another AI post The rise and r...
17.12.18 - 22:01
How Russia′s online influence campaign engaged with millions for years (TechCrunch)
 
Russian efforts to influence U.S. politics and sway public opinion were consistent and, as far as engaging with target audiences, largely successful, according to a report from Oxford's Computational Propaganda Project published today. Based on data...
17.12.18 - 21:06
Moonbug nabs $145M to buy up kids′ digital media brands (TechCrunch)
 
The entertainment business was founded by former Disney and Paramount executives....
17.12.18 - 20:55
Lightspeed is raising its largest China fund yet (TechCrunch)
 
Lightspeed China Partners has filed to raise $360 million for its fourth venture fund....
17.12.18 - 20:31
Lawmakers push to create three-digit suicide phone line (TechCrunch)
 
In a letter addressed to the FCC, Senator Ron Wyden urged commissioners to create a three-digit, 911-style suicide hotline number. The Oregon Senator cites the CDC's report that more than 40,000 Americans died by suicide in 2017. "I write on behalf ...
17.12.18 - 19:43
Twitter′s support form leaked phone number country codes to IPs in China and Saudi (TechCrunch)
 
Twitter accidentally exposed the ability to pull an account’s phone number country code and whether the accounts had been locked by Twitter. The concern here is that malicious actors could have used the security flaw to figure out which countri...
17.12.18 - 19:38
Getaround co-founder Jessica Scorpio leaves day-to-day role (TechCrunch)
 
Since launching Getaround at TechCrunch Disrupt New York in 2011, the car-sharing startup has expanded to over 90 cities and, more recently, raised a massive $325 million round of funding led by SoftBank. With the company in a good place and its co-f...
17.12.18 - 18:51
New malware pulls its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter (TechCrunch)
 
Security researchers said they’ve found a new kind of malware that takes its instructions from code hidden in memes posted to Twitter. The malware itself is relatively underwhelming: like most primitive remote access trojans (RATs), the malware...
17.12.18 - 18:31
The Google Assistant can now alert you of potential flight delays (TechCrunch)
 
If you’re an experienced frequent traveler, then you know that plenty of your delays are due to your plane being stuck somewhere else or because the weather at your local or arrival airport isn’t ideal (I’m looking at you, fogged in...
17.12.18 - 17:58
France doesn′t want to wait for European tax reform to tax tech giants (TechCrunch)
 
France's Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire held a press conference earlier today to announce that France will tax big tech companies starting on January 1st, 2019. This has been a long-rumored tax reform, and it looks like France is changing the scope...
17.12.18 - 17:58
This post may contain sensitive media (TechCrunch)
 
It's the end of an era. Earlier this month, Tumblr announced that it would delete all adult content from its platform on December 17. That day, friends, is today. The blogging platform has been furiously flagging posts as explicit since announcing t...
17.12.18 - 17:43
The Mom Project, a job site for moms returning to work, nabs $8M from Initialized and more (TechCrunch)
 
If you are a mother who has taken a break from full-time employment to raise kids, you may have also experienced the challenge that is jumping back into the working world after your break. You may find you need more time flexibility; you have been ou...
17.12.18 - 17:27
N26 launches its premium offering in the UK (TechCrunch)
 
Fintech startup N26 recently launched in the U.K. with a single product offering. You could sign up to a free account that gives you free payments around the world but no insurance and no free withdrawals in foreign currencies. The company just added...
17.12.18 - 17:06
RightHand Robotics grabs $23 million in funding (TechCrunch)
 
RightHand Robotics announced a $23 million Series B this week. That brings the pick and place robotic arm manufacturer's total funding up to around $34 million, including last year's $8 million Series A. The robotics startup has impressed investors...
17.12.18 - 16:21
Kiwi blames ′human error′ after delivery robot catches fire (TechCrunch)
 
Late last week, on lookers captured video and images of a Kiwi delivery robot moments after catching fire on the U.C. Berkeley campus. The startup has been piloting the robots on the University campus for around two years now (we profiled them back i...
17.12.18 - 15:43
AWS signs on to defend itself in Oracle′s JEDI RFP lawsuit against US government (TechCrunch)
 
Just when you didn’t think there could be any more drama over the Pentagon’s decade long, $10 billion JEDI contract RFP, the plot thickened again last week when Amazon Web Services (AWS) joined the US government as a defendant in Oracle&#...
17.12.18 - 15:43
AR glasses startup North picks up Intel′s Vaunt patents (TechCrunch)
 
Intel's loss, it seems, is North's game. As first noted by The Verge, the startup has picked up the "technology portfolio behind Vaunt, the AR glasses shuttered by the chipmaker in April year after a couple of glowing previews. North (nee Thalamic...
17.12.18 - 15:16
B-Social raises £3.2M seed round to begin building a ′social′ bank (TechCrunch)
 
B-Social, a London fintech that currently offers a ‘social finance’ app and beta debit Mastercard, has raised £3.2 million in Seed round funding from undisclosed high-net-worth individuals. However, the fundraise is just the first step in...
17.12.18 - 15:16
But not a broken man (TechCrunch)
 
I’ve been living for the past few years in a limbo between journalist and entrepreneur, trying to build startups the way I saw them being built on stage at Disrupt and discovering that my skill and will to win are no match against the world. Th...
17.12.18 - 14:09
K Health raises $25m for its AI-powered primary care platform (TechCrunch)
 
K Health, the startup providing consumers with an AI-powered primary care platform, has raised $25 million in series B funding. The round was led by 14W, Comcast Ventures and Mangrove Capital Partners, with participation from Lerer Hippeau, Primary V...
17.12.18 - 14:09
Careem launches delivery service as it nears closing a massive round (TechCrunch)
 
The ride-hailing giant Careem is now in the delivery business as the company seeks new verticals in its ever-increasing fight against other services in the Middle East including Uber. Starting with food delivery in Dhabi and Jeddah, the company sees ...
17.12.18 - 13:01
Google is spending $1 billion to build a massive, new campus in New York (TechCrunch)
 
Days after Apple announced a major expansion to its operations in the U.S. — including a new $1 billion campus in Austin — fellow tech giant Google has announced that it too will invest $1 billion as it sets up a new campus at Hudson Squa...
17.12.18 - 13:01
UK workplace rights reform doesn′t look disruptive to gig economy giants (TechCrunch)
 
The UK government has set out a labor market reform package it bills as a major upgrade to workplace rights in the era of disruptive gig economy platforms. The reforms, which include new legislation, are intended to take account of changes in working...
17.12.18 - 12:36
Starling′s Chief Platform Officer Megan Caywood has been recruited by Barclays (TechCrunch)
 
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but in the increasingly competitive world of banking, perhaps poaching your best people also counts. In a move that is bound to raise eyebrows in London’s fintech ecosystem and beyond, Megan C...
17.12.18 - 10:33
Meeshkan raises €‚¬370K for its ′ChatOps′ bot for training machine learning models (TechCrunch)
 
Meeshkan, a Finnish startup that made quite a splash at the recent Slush conference, has quietly raised '‚¬370,000 in pre-seed funding to continue developing its “ChatOps” product for machine learning developers. Deployed on Slack, t...
17.12.18 - 10:33
Byju′s targets global expansion for its digital education service after raising $540M (TechCrunch)
 
India-based educational startup Byju’s was widely reported to have raised a massive $400 million round and now the company is making things official. The ten-year-old company revealed today it has pulled in a total of $540 million from investor...
17.12.18 - 08:45
BWM′s premium ride-hailing service is now live in China (TechCrunch)
 
BMW has joined a handful of automakers to compete with transportation upstart Didi Chuxing, which bought Uber’s Chinese business in 2016. Last Friday, the German luxury carmaker launched a premium ride-hailing service in Chengdu, the capital of...
17.12.18 - 01:55
Virtual reality gaming and the pursuit of "flow state (TechCrunch)
 
Maggie Lane Contributor Share on Twitter Maggie Lane is a writer and producer of virtual reality experiences and covers the industry for various publications. More posts by this contributor Inside Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles VR I...
16.12.18 - 23:04
Original Content podcast: Netflix′s ′Mowgli′ offers a darker take on Kipling′s ′Jungle Book′ (TechCrunch)
 
At first, “Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle” might seem like an afterthought ” or maybe a failed exercise in franchise-building. This new take on the story of Rudyard Kipling’s “Jungle Book” comes just two years after Disney...
16.12.18 - 17:57
HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll found dead of suspected overdose (TechCrunch)
 
Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old co-founder and CEO of the HQ Trivia app, has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his apartment, TechCrunch has confirmed. A spokesman for the NYPD told us that a female called 911 for a wellness check on Kroll...
16.12.18 - 17:57
3D-printed heads let hackers - and cops - unlock your phone (TechCrunch)
 
There’s a lot you can make with a 3D printer: from prosthetics, corneas, and firearms ” even an Olympic-standard luge. You can even 3D print a life-size replica of a human head ” and not just for Hollywood. Forbes reporter Thomas Brewster commi...
16.12.18 - 16:51
Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company (TechCrunch)
 
David Frankel Contributor David Frankel is a managing partner at Founder Collective. More posts by this contributor Startups should read this checklist before they go ‘whale hunting’ for big partners You earn a million dollars a year and ...
16.12.18 - 16:51
In the winds of crypto winter (TechCrunch)
 
Well, it was surreal while it lasted, by which I mean the 2017-18 cryptocurrency bubble. For a while there, Coinbase was #1 in the App Store, Bitcoin was above $10K, and there were more notional crypto zillionaires out there than you could shake a Me...
16.12.18 - 12:21
Epic sheathes Infinity Blade after Fortnite fan backlash (TechCrunch)
 
Epic, the maker of the insanely popular, cross-platform first-person shooter online game Fortnite, has ‘fessed up to a gameplay misstep when it dropped a super powerful new weapon into the battle royale arena earlier this month — triggeri...
16.12.18 - 10:48
The business case for serverless (TechCrunch)
 
Zack Kanter Contributor Zack Kanter is the co-founder of Stedi. More posts by this contributor Why Amazon is eating the world While serverless is typically championed as a way to reduce costs and scale massively on demand, there is one extraordinaril...
15.12.18 - 22:25
Cydia shuts down purchasing mechanism for its jailbreak app store (TechCrunch)
 
Years after becoming one of the go-to destinations for iOS jailbreaks, Cydia's app store is disabling purchases. Users will be able to access existing downloads through the store and access purchases via third-parties, but beginning this week, they\...





































 

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