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Black Friday’s best tech bets

Black Friday’s best tech bets

Thanksgiving is all about family, friends and gratefulness. The following day, on the other hand, is dedicated to rampant consumerism and generally attempting to not get trampled by a stampede of fellow deal seekers —…

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PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps

PacketZoom lands $5M Series A investment to speed up mobile apps

PacketZoom, a startup that helps app developers speed up and optimize app delivery on mobile devices, announced a $5M Series…

You can virtually inhabit Toyota’s new humanoid robot

You can virtually inhabit Toyota’s new humanoid robot

Toyota has a new, third-generation humanoid robot bears the charming name “T-HR3” and is designed to be a helpful and…

Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool

Scalyr scores $20M Series A for super-fast log reading tool

In a time where every startup seems to be using machine learning to sift through massive amounts of data, Scalyr…

Zego picks up £6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worker insurance

Zego picks up £6M Series A led by Balderton for its gig economy worker insurance

Zego, the London-based startup that appears to have spotted a gaping insurance hole in the so-called gig economy, has raised…

Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

Crunch Report | Twitter tests a new tweetstorm feature and Tesla unveils a semi truck

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Why now is the time to join Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin

Why now is the time to join Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin

(Hint: Free stuff) TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to Arena Berlin on 4-5 December, and and we’re looking for a few…

Hitlist lands on Android to help you find bargain travel deals

Hitlist lands on Android to help you find bargain travel deals

Hitlist, an app that serves up bargain-priced flights and travels deals, has finally winged its way to Android after years on…

With $70M from Alphabet, United Masters replaces record labels

With $70M from Alphabet, United Masters replaces record labels

The records labels are obsolete. They haven’t kept up as music evolved from selling CDs to streaming songs to promote…

Bossa Nova raises $17.5 million for retail robots

Bossa Nova raises $17.5 million for retail robots

Why count inventory when the robots can do it? Retailers are using machines from a startup called Bossa Nova Robotics…

Spotify expands merch to beauty products, sells out tickets for Who We Be

Spotify expands merch to beauty products, sells out tickets for Who We Be

Spotify, the $16 billion digital music “startup” that is hotly tipped for an IPO, continues to lay the groundwork to…

Uber’s new Asia chief wants to work with governments and taxi firms not against them

Uber’s new Asia chief wants to work with governments and taxi firms not against them

New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has been vocal in pledging to reform Uber’s toxic culture to take the business to the next level…

Alibaba breaks ‘Singles Day’ record, racking up $18 billion in sales in just 12 hours

Alibaba breaks ‘Singles Day’ record, racking up $18 billion in sales in just 12 hours

Well, it’s 11/11 on the other side of the globe which means Alibaba is already raking in loads of cash…

Parrot’s Henri Seydoux comes to Disrupt to talk about commercial drones

Parrot’s Henri Seydoux comes to Disrupt to talk about commercial drones

Henri Seydoux first founded Parrot in 1994. But the company has drastically evolved over time and managed to remain relevant…

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…

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Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone

Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone

French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, announced at a press conference that it is launching new offers, updating specifications…

Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game

Internet of Elephants uses AR to get up close to endangered species, turns their migrations into a game

Wildlife conservation groups have made a lot of strides in raising awareness of animals whose populations or natural habitats are…

Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

Call of Duty WWII Review: A stunning return to the beaches of Normandy

Late last week, Call of Duty: WWII launched. The title marks CoD’s return to boots-on-the-ground gameplay for the first time…

Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

Just hours before the full launch of Battlefront II, Electronic Arts has announced that they’re removing in-game micro-transactions entirely from…