Category: Startups

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Taiwanese media startup The News Lens lands deal with top video studio Dawin

Taiwanese media startup The News Lens lands deal with top video studio Dawin

Taiwanese digital media startup The News Lens launched only four years ago, but it quickly became one of the country’s most prolific news sources b ...
Why is bitcoin’s price so high?

Why is bitcoin’s price so high?

Bitcoin’s price has risen stratospherically, a fact that leaves many minor players in the market with massive gains and many bigger players million ...
Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas

Pinterest now lets you create sections within your boards to further tidy up ideas

Pinterest serves as a pretty good place for users that are looking to plan large-scale projects, like outfits for big events, home design, or even ...
Elastic acquires search startup Swiftype

Elastic acquires search startup Swiftype

Swiftype isn’t just a startup that we write about — we also use the technology to provide site search on TechCrunch itself. Now it’s being acquired ...
Financial tech startup WeLab raises $220M from investors including Alibaba, the IFC and Credit Suisse

Financial tech startup WeLab raises $220M from investors including Alibaba, the IFC and Credit Suisse

WeLab, an financial tech startup that operates online lending platforms in Hong Kong and China, has raised $220 million in combined equity and debt ...
Skyscanner buys Twizoo to add social content shout-outs to travel reviews

Skyscanner buys Twizoo to add social content shout-outs to travel reviews

Travel metasearch giant Skyscanner has acquired Twizoo, a small London-based startup which makes a platform for brands to automate injecting releva ...
The Muscat micromeetup has been modified

The Muscat micromeetup has been modified

 I had originally planned to run a pitch-off in Muscat today from 3pm to 6pm but it looks like that is cancelled. I only received 12 requests to ...
Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down

Pronoun, an ebook service for writers, shuts down

Pronoun, a self-publishing service for authors, is shutting down after promising free ebook distribution for authors. The company, which raised mil ...
Uber gives top riders a 24/7 ‘Premium Support’ hotline

Uber gives top riders a 24/7 ‘Premium Support’ hotline

If something scary or infuriating happens with your Uber, sending an email to support doesn’t always cut it. And if you’ve ridden thousands of mile ...
Geospatial imaging service Enview raises $6 million to manage energy and utility infrastructure

Geospatial imaging service Enview raises $6 million to manage energy and utility infrastructure

Over the past 20 years there have been 11,459 accidents across the network of oil and gas pipelines that crisscross the U.S. These accidents have ...
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