Mfine, an India-based startup aiming to broaden access to doctors and healthcare using the internet, has pulled in a $17.2 million Series B funding round for growth. The company is led by four co-founders from Myntra, the fashion commerce startup acquired by Flipkart in 2014. They include CEO Prasad Kompalli and Ashutosh Lawania who started […]
The market for voice apps has opened up — Amazon Alexa’s platform alone has over 80,000 skills as of earlier this year — and there’s little sign of that growth slowing now that smart speakers have hit critical mass in the U.S. To capitalize on this trend, Voiceflow, a startup making it easier for product […]
Starting today, Amazon can drop off packages to your garage. Assuming, of course, you’re cool with that. The massively multiplayer online retailer just expanded its Key delivery options to include garage, a feature it announced at the beginning of the year at CES. Customers will have to opt-in, of course. And the whole thing requires […]
When Chive Media Group spun out its out-of-home TV business last year, co-founder and CEO Leo Resig said the structure should help the new company, called Atmosphere, raise venture capital. Looks like those fundraising efforts were successful, with Atmosphere announcing that it has raised $10 million in Series A funding led by S3 Ventures, with […]
Blueshift is startup founded by tech industry veterans, who saw first-hand how difficult cross-channel marketing was. They decided to launch a company and build a cross-channel marketing platform from the ground up that uses AI and machine learning to make sense of the growing amount of customer data. Today, the startup announced a $15 million […]
Omni simply couldn’t scale storing stuff in giant warehouses while dropping it and off picking it up from people on demand. Storage was designed to bootstrap Omni into peer-to-peer rentals of the goods in its care. But now it’s found a better way by partnering with retailers which will host and rent out goods for […]
Verizon just released its first quarter earnings report, with earnings per share that came in significantly ahead of analyst expectations, while revenue was right in line with predictions. The company reported EPS of $1.22 per share (or $1.20 when adjusted to exclude a 2 cent benefit due to a pension re-measurement triggered by its recent […]
With remote working becoming more of a norm than ever before, remote interviews have, in turn, become a necessity. But how can you truly assess someone from these? In addition, it’s easy to miss great candidates just because you don’t have time to interview all the candidates. A number of startups have appeared to try […]
Series B rounds used to be about establishing a product-market fit, but for some startups the whole process seems to be accelerating. Harness, the startup founded by AppDynamics co-founder and CEO Jyoti Bansal is one of those companies that is putting the pedal the metal with his second startup, taking his learnings and a $60 […]
Social networking and media platform Twitter today reported its results for the first quarter of the year, and it’s a strong one. The company said that revenues came in at $787 million, up 18 percent on a year ago; with net income of $191 million and earnings per share of $0.25. However, monthly active users […]
Binance, the company widely seen as the world’s largest crypto exchange, has officially set up shop in Singapore after it launched a service in the country. The new Singapore service, however, bears more of a resemblance to U.S. rival Coinbase than a classic Binance exchange. Binance’s rapid ascent is thanks to a service that lets […]
KeepTruckin, a developer of hardware and software that helps truck drivers manage their vehicles and cargo, is the latest entrant to the unicorn club.
There’s no question that springtime in Paris is the stuff of legend. TechCrunch is returning to the City of Lights to continue building another legendary experience. The TechCrunch Hackathon at VivaTech 2019 takes place at the Expo Porte de Versailles on 17-18 May. If you’re a developer, a UX/UI designer or an all-around tech creator, […]
Le Wagon has been steadily growing for the past few years. The bootstrapped French company now has 34 campuses across 22 countries. And now, Le Wagon is about to welcome a whole lot more students thanks to a new part-time program. The startup has been testing a new part-time format in London and now wants […]
An Instagram influencer is being paid by Wellington City Council to drum up interest in its plans.
Douyu, a Chinese live streaming service focused on video games, has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as it prepares to raise up to $500 million on the NYSE less than a year after its archrival floated on the same stock market. Wuhan-based Douyu, whose name translates as “fighting fish”, is the second […]
Sky says Neon can handle Game of Thrones fans but unexpected "network issues" have taken it offline twice.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing...
Ruthless copying is common in tech. Just ask Snapchat. However, it’s typically more conceptual than literal. But car API startup Smartcar claims that its competitor Otonomo copy-and-pasted Smartcar’s API documentation, allegedly plagiarizing it extensively to the point of including the original’s typos and randomly generated strings of code. It’s published a series of side-by-side screenshots […]
Fintech is very much still hot in Asia. ZestMoney, a startup that helps consumers with no credit history get loans to buy online, announced today it has raised a $20 million Series B. The round is led by Quona Capital, a stealthy Washington-based fund that invests in emerging market fintech and has an office in […]
But Musk's vision for the roads has several safety campaigners worried.
Some 39 days after the Christchurch mosque massacres, social media sites are still struggling to stamp out copies of the gunman's video.New York-based researcher Eric Feinberg reported he had found another 12 copies across Facebook...
Twitter shut down Dom Hoffman’s app Vine, giving away the short-form video goldmine to China’s TikTok. Now a year and half since Hoffman announced he’d reimagine the app as V2 then scrapped that name, his follow-up to Vine called Byte has finally sent out the first 100 invites to its closed beta. Byte will let […]
Tesla expects to launch the first robotaxis as part of broader vision for an autonomous ride-sharing network in 2020, CEO Elon Musk said during the company’s Autonomy Day. “I feel very confident predicting that there will be autonomous robotaxis from Tesla next year — not in all jurisdictions because we won’t have regulatory approval everywhere” […]
At its "Autonomy Day" today, Tesla detailed the new custom chip that will be running the self-driving software in its vehicles. Elon Musk rather peremptorily called it "the best chip in the world...objectively." That might be a stretch, but it certainly should get the job done.
Samsung holds off launch of its NZ$3000 folding phone after reviewers reported problems.
Sri Lanka's ban stops loved-ones communicating in a crisis, Facebook says.
Samsung Electronics Co. will delay the launch of its first foldable smartphone from the planned April 26 debut after reports of screen failures among some review units, a setback for the world's biggest handset maker.The Suwon,...
While politicians dither, trendy shoemaker Allbirds is "self-imposing" a carbon tax on every piece of footwear it makes.Kiwi and former All White Tim Brown co-founded the startup five years ago with San Fransciscan industrial engineer...
It's being touted as the zero-emissions answer to New Zealand's "just transition" away from oil and gas.But is chasing so-called "green" hydrogen as straight-forward as it's cracked up to be?Last month, Prime Minister Jacinda...
Selector Grant Fox hints that Damian McKenzie's World Cup replacement might not be a specialist 10.
When surprise hailstorms hit the 6,000 acres Trevor Scherman plants each year with peas, wheat, canola and lentils, his first move isn't to his truck to assess the damage. These days, it's to his iPad.Nine mini-weather stations...
There are some exciting things on the horizon with electric vehicles, but there is some very good stuff here right now. Here are five of them.
New Zealanders are being asked to share their views on whether technological changes will cost jobs or create them as the Government looks to formulate a policy on the future of work.The Productivity Commission has published an...
Ever noticed the colourful shimmer of the bird in the clear window of New Zealand's dollar notes or the clear black and white replica of your face in your passport?That technology is called the Kinegram and it is just one of the...
Christchurch terror attack sparks "unprecedented" levels of online activity from white supremacists.
Nelson home owner fuming over fibre optic broadband installation, after Chorus put "ugly" wiring outside their home.
When Sabrina Philipp's business started to take off it seemed to make perfect sense to ask her boyfriend to join the fledgling operation.Her online coaching business had turned over $100,000 in just one month for the first time...
OPINION: Some companies fear missing technology's next big thing so much they'll invest in practically anything.
Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements on privacy and weighing whether to seek...
The issues surrounding Samsung's latest phone aren't bothering the creators, with the new phone still set to hit shelves at the end of April.
Australian billionaires Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar copped a massive blow of A$1.6 billion ($1.7b) as the market reacted badly to the duo's software group's outlook for the fiscal year.The co-founders of NASDAQ-listed...
New Zealand's biggest life insurer will offer discounts and up to $4000 a year in rewards for people who eat healthily, exercise and sleep well.But policy holders would have to prove they are being healthy by recording the information...
Legal fight over, it's a step closer.
Apple may have hit the price point we're not prepared to pay.
Nelson startup company rubs shoulders with Facebook in the global stakes.
The Government took a stand against Huawei - but ads and sponsorship deals for the Chinese telco are everywhere.
Sky TV's new-broom CEO Martin Stewart has consolidated his power by taking the board seat vacated by John Fellet.The change was announced to the NZX this morning.Fellet's decision to stay on as a director after resigning as CEO...
Gmail users reported issues with the mailing platform around the country and the world.
The app offers summaries of non-fiction books. Maybe that's a problem.
Samsung's nearly $3000 Galaxy Fold was completely unusable after 2 days, one owner said.
Swedish programmer who is in custody in Ecuador, said to be one of the hackers who visited embassy.
Internet users have flooded social media with reports of Gmail outages.According to the Outage Report website, hundreds of people have complained of being unable to log into Gmail since just after 5pm US eastern time (7am AEST)....
Christchurch terror attack leads InternetNZ to write a policy enabling the suspension of .nz websites.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, it's a commercial disrupting your view of the night sky brought to you by soft drink company Pepsi.The global beverage company has reportedly consulted with a Russian space start-up that is proposing...
Callaghan Innovation has adopted an Israeli database model for its newly-launched Scale-Up NZ information aggregation and collaboration system.Callaghan, a government agency, will pay a $50,000 annual licence fee to Israeli non-profit...
There are lessons for all employers in the case of David Bate, who was awarded $189,950 after taking an unjustified dismissal case against IBM New Zealand, a top employment lawyer says - particularly local subsidiaries of multinationals...
Auckland's real-time water quality monitoring app is set to be exported around the world as a multi-million dollar product.A venture between Auckland Council and global engineering firm Mott MacDonald, announced this morning, would...
Spark is looking to lure people to Spark Sport with its $60 early-bird pricing for the Rugby World Cup.That is a good deal for paywalled sports tournament by any measure, and a decent saving on the $80 it will cost if you wait until...
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