China's bureaucrats who once encouraged foreign takeovers are now second-guessing private deals, says Breakingviews' Pete Sweeney.
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This week on Technotopia I interview Rahul Sood, former founder of Voodoo PC and the current CEO of Unikrn, an e-sports betting service. Sood, who spent a..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51OwIllpzjg&feature=youtu.be In this episode, Cap Watkins, the VP of design at BuzzFeed, explains how to apply design to..
Fundraising is a stressful process. You do all you can to impress prospective investors by honing the story, optimizing key metrics and making your company..
Uber SVP of Leadership and Strategy Frances Frei is optimistic about the future of Uber, despite the allegations of sexual harassment, greyballing and an..
How many times have you been in an Uber or Lyft and wanted a few Advil, or a 5-hour Energy? While some enterprising ridesharing drivers occasionally try to..
Slidebean, the app that wants to take on Prezi and PowerPoint, is launching version 3.0 of the service on the heels of an $850K seed round from CaraoV. The..
In episode two of Founder’s Corner, Gina Bianchini, the founder and CEO of Mighty Networks, joins host and Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh to..
A Chinese company with gold-plated political connections is buying into a Canadian mountain.
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The recent attack on CNN’s mobile app is the latest in a series of stories that highlight how we are still very much in the wild west of the digital age.
Singapore's Global Logistic Properties agreed to be acquired by a Chinese private equity consortium for about 16 billion Singapore dollars ($11.6 billion).
Jet, the online retailer bought by Walmart last year, has struck a deal with smart access provider Latch in an effort to make deliveries easier for its..
Uber said it had formed a partnership with Yandex, the Russian search giant and operator of the ride-hailing service Yandex.Taxi.
Glossier, the direct-to-consumer beauty startup that’s raised $34.4 million in funding so far, will kick off its international expansion this month.
Grand Central Tech is kicking off the fourth year of its startup accelerator. As its name suggests, the organization is located near New York City's Grand..
The Panoptic Studio is a new body scanner created by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University that will be used to understand body language in real..
John Malone picked a good time to pounce on HSN, tactically, but investors seem skeptical, says Breakingviews' Laura Silva Laughlin.
"Markett is seeking to redistribute a piece of these brands' ad budgets and put it into the pockets of their loyal customers," says founder and chief..
U.S. credit card processing firm Vantiv announced plans to merge with Worldpay, the U.K.'s largest payment processing firm, on Wednesday.
Worldpay Group, Britain's largest payment processor, on Tuesday received rival bid approaches from U.S. credit card technology firm Vantiv and JPMorgan Chase.
M&A deal value in the U.S. last quarter slipped to its lowest total since 2013 while activity in Europe surged.
Automattic, MIT Center for Civic Media and my company, The Mash-Up Americans, have been working together to have honest dialogues, build empathy and help..
There’s a widespread belief among founders that venture capital is a precursor to success. VC is a common denominator of the most successful tech startups,..
Dave McClure, the founder and public face of 500 Startups -- one of the most prolific and best-known accelerator programs for early stage companies -- has..
Imagine sportswear that not only stays dry through the most sweat-inducing workouts, but also turns perspiration into a design element. Named after the driest..
Why would a 131-year-old soda company with $44 billion in international sales possibly want to partner with small, pre-revenue technology companies emerging..
Binary Capital, the San Francisco-based early stage fund whose cofounder, Justin Caldbeck, resigned this past Sunday, is shutting down for all practical..
ThredUP, the online secondhand clothing store that has raised over $130M in funding is going old school. The startup has announced they will be opening at..
TechCrunch has reviewed an email allegedly sent by VC Justin Caldbeck, of Binary Capital, to one of the female founders who have accused him of inappropriate..
If our civilization collapses and archaeologists return centuries later to excavate our ruins, what will they make of our storage facilities? Will they see..
Despite years of economic uncertainties and the lack of a proper legal framework to help promising startups obtain capital, Argentine entrepreneurs are..
Rinse, the San Francisco-based dry cleaning and laundry delivery service, has closed a $14M Series B round of funding. This comes after a $6M Series A last..
Effective networking requires planning and a lot of work. Here are a dozen steps to make your next event more successful.
Japanese firms will continue to acquire overseas assets more aggressively to increase their market share in the global economy, a JPMorgan report says.
The law firm Cooley is putting out a new package of seed investment documents for public viewing on its "GO" microsite, the firm said today. It's a way for..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlk8GsYkqi4&feature=youtu.be Jared Spool is the founder of UIE and co-founder of Center Centre. In our 19th episode, he..
Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods is their biggest deal to date, and is 14 times as big as their second-largest acquisition of Twitch in 2014.
We're looking for a few good startups based in sub-Saharan Africa to participate in our inaugural Startup Battlefield Africa, and all you startup folks out..
Have you always wanted to show your messy room to hundreds of people? Want to get paid for the pleasure of streaming your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners?..
I'm in Columbus this week and I thought we could have a quick meetup in advance of Disrupt SF in September. We'll be meeting on Thursday at 5pm at the..
Remember the good old days when cartoon robot toys were all the rage? Maybe you were a Transformers kid or maybe you were into Microbots. And, if you were..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6kJBebW6rY&feature=youtu.be Maria Giudice is the VP of design at Autodesk. In our 18th episode, she shares how artists..
Mobike, one of China’s largest bike-sharing companies, will launch in Manchester and Salford, its first cities outside of Asia. The service is slated to..
The founder of one of Silicon Valley's most famous flameouts, anonymous social app Secret, is the new product lead for Postmates' app. After Secret shut down..
Seed investment firm Lerer Hippeau Ventures is planning to write more later-stage checks, thanks to a new $28 million fund that it's calling LHV Select...
Following allegations of the now-defunct job search startup WrkRiot scamming employees out of wages and its CEO Isaac Choi of misleading former employees..
Reedsy provides everything you need to turn your first draft into a book. And it turns out that ebooks aren’t overtaking good old paper books just yet...
If you've spent any time in Silicon Valley offices you'll see the ubiquitous bottles of Hint water splashed out along kitchen counters and desks. Kara Goldin,..
Ian Spalter is the head of design at Instagram. In our 17th episode, he talks about his experiences working with agencies vs. startups, how to build a design..
As the U.S. seems to be hell-bent on making itself less attractive to immigrants and visitors, its neighbors to the north are sensing an opening and going the..
TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because everybody had a great time last year. The event will be on June 28 at..
Reddi-wip whipped cream owner Conagra Brands has approached Pinnacle Foods to express interest in an acquisition, Reuters sources said.
London Stock Exchange (LSE) has agreed to buy Citigroup's fixed-income analytics platform and index business for $685 million in cash, the companies said on Tuesday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1pBhHjGKvI&feature=youtu.be In our 16th episode, we talk with Tom Kelly, a partner at IDEO, about the definition of..
The entrepreneurial spirit has never been stronger, so it's no surprise that co-working spaces are so hot right now. The Yard, for example, has recently..
MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called bioLogic, is essentially a..
As you may have noticed TechCrunch is coming back to Israel with a Meetup + Pitch-off in Tel Aviv because we had a great time last year. The event will be on..
Chemical groups Huntsman, Clariant in $14 billion merger
Startups put great effort into finding the perfect name. Ideally, it should be short, memorable, descriptive, and easy to pronounce. Names that meet all the..
"The company was failing and I had wasted thousands of dollars on getting inventory. It was really discouraging, and all of this was happening because I had started this based on a hunch."
Over the past two days, 20 companies have taken the stage at TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield, where they presented their products and took questions from our..
UploadVR is being sued by the company’s former Director of Digital and Social Media for sexual harassment, sex and gender discrimination and wrongful..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djYQvI_MONI&feature=youtu.be Rich Fulcher is the head of Material Design UX and Engineering at Google. In our fourteenth..
This week on Technotopia I talked to chef Andrew Zimmern, host of Bizarre Foods. Zimmern is a fascinating thinker and has a lot to say about the future of..
Italian infrastructure group Atlantia has launched a cash-and-share offer on Abertis on Monday, in a deal that values the Spanish rival at 16.34 billion euros ($18 billion).
Last night on Saturday Night Live, a spoof advertisement for an "Alexa Silver" poked gentle fun at how an Alexa speaker could be used with the elderly to do..
We want to see you in New York for Disrupt NY 2017, our annual celebration of all things startup. It's a great time. You get to meet great founders and VCs..
Cubazon. Kewelta. Knales. These aren't house hold names in the US but they're at the vanguard of entrepreneurship in Cuba and they'll be joining us on stage..
A move by London-based Subsea 7 to take a stake in Singapore's EMAS Chiyoda Subsea may provide a lifeline to the heavily-indebted oil and gas services firm.
Researchers at Dartmouth have created a system that uses 3D modeling, fabrication, and other techniques to recreate popular outdoor rock climbing routes. The..
If you rewind to late 2013 or early 2014, the market for enterprise startups, and perhaps especially for storage-centered startups, was quite different. Box..
Elliot Advisors, the hedge fund that has been pushing Dutch paint maker Akzo Nobel to enter takeover talks with U.S. peer PPG Industries, said on Tuesday it had launched legal action in an attempt to oust Akzo chairman Antony Burgmans.
Kat Holmes is the former principal director of Inclusive Design at Microsoft. In our thirteenth episode, we talk about the definition of inclusive design,..
With titanium 3D printers, electrostatic charge tables, and a giant slide, Playground Global lives up to it's a name. Here we take you on a tour of Android..
Welcome back to another episode of Equity, TechCrunch's weekly podcast that works to put the 'fun' in 'venture capital.' This week from our SoMa studio,..
“There is no way this can happen… can it? How does a B-to-B model go B-to-C using social media and content?”
ChemChina has won more than enough support from Syngenta shareholders to clinch its $43 billion takeover of the Swiss pesticides and seeds group, the two companies said on Friday.
Heap, a startup that promises a uniquely comprehensive approach to analytics, has raised $27 million in Series B funding. Co-founder and CEO Matin Movassate..
Global dealmaker HNA Group is a secretive Chinese conglomerate with ties to the Communist Party in Beijing, New York Times reports.
The merger of Angie's List and IAC's HomeAdvisor may be just the beginning of IAC's expansion into the space, CEO Joey Levin said.