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Colombia’s Merqueo bags $50M to expand its online grocery delivery service across Latin America
Today 13:36 EDT
Merqueo offers more than 8,000 products, including fresh foods, packaged goods, home essentials, beverages and frozen products. It currently operates in more than 25 cities and has over 600,000 users.
Uber will offer free Rosetta Stone language courses to drivers
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Uber wants to overcome the language barriers you'll sometimes encounter when hailing a ride. The Verge says Uber has partnered with Rosetta Stone to offer free language lessons through its Driver app.
DevOps is fundamentally about collaboration and agility. Unfortunately, when we add security and compliance to the picture, the message gets distorted.
Old Amazon Kindle devices will soon lose 3G access
Today 12:32 EDT
If you have an older Amazon Kindle with 3G internet, take note that you may not be able to wirelessly access and download new content anymore starting in December.
Amazon’s Fire TV Cube now supports Zoom calls on your TV
Today 11:53 EDT
Late last year, Amazon launched support for two-way calling that worked with its Fire TV Cube devices. The feature allowed consumers to make and receive calls from their connected TV to any other Alexa...
If you’re an early-stage founder, you’d be wise to make TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 (September 21-23) your must-attend virtual destination. It’s the OG of tech startup conferences, draws more than 10,000...
Acrew Capital, Jeff Bezos back Colombia-based proptech La Haus’ $100M debt, equity round
Today 11:30 EDT
La Haus, which has developed an online real estate marketplace operating in Mexico and Colombia, has secured $100 million in additional funding, including $50 million in equity and $50 million in debt...
Facebook’s booming business is dominated by digital ads, but it also has hardware ambitions beyond VR. During the company’s latest earnings call, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said its next product release would...
They’re programmed to work hard and play hard
Today 11:00 EDT
Industrial robotics are big and heavy — and in some cases, legitimately dangerous. They’re also extremely difficult to train — particularly if you plan to implement them for tasks outside of their...
Air taxis may still be pie in the sky, but there’s more than one way to move the air travel industry forward. Craft Aerospace aims to do so with a totally new vertical-takeoff and landing aircraft that...
PayPal’s plan to morph itself into a “super app” have been given a go for launch. According to PayPal CEO Dan Schulman, speaking to investors during this week’s second-quarter earnings, the initial...
Trevor Milton, the fast-talking showman founder of Nikola and the electric truck startup’s former CEO and executive chairman, has been charged with three counts of fraud. Milton “engaged in a...
Talkiatry announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series A to scale a strategy simple in theory yet potentially challenging in execution: bring psychiatry services in-network with insurance...
Developer marketing came up in our conversation with strategic marketing firm MKT1, so we called on content marketing production company Draft.dev's CEO Karl Hughes to learn more.
Swarm debuts $499 Evaluation Kit for consumers and tinkerers
Today 9:04 EDT
Satellite connectivity company Swarm has come out with a new product that will give anyone the ability to create a messaging or Internet of Things (IoT) device, whether that be a hiker looking to stay...
Divorce is messy and stressful, made even messier and stressful when a couple is unable to go through the legal process because of the cost.
One year after voice-based AI technology company ConverseNow raised a $3.3 million seed round, the company is back with a cash infusion of $15 million in Series A funding.
Nothing Ear (1) review
Today 9:00 EDT
It’s always exciting to see a new company enter the consumer hardware space — and deliver a solid first product out of the game.
Student labor marketplace Pangea closes $2M seed round
Today 9:00 EDT
The startup runs a marketplace that links college-age talent to companies in need of their services. Social media and web developer work are popular on the Pangea platform.
Summit invests $215M into Odoo, an open source business management software developer, at a $2.3B+ valuation
Today 8:06 EDT
Open source has become a major force in the world of IT, and today a startup that has built a profitable operation by developing business management software on the priniciple is announcing a sizable...
GGV Capital gave this real estate startup founder a term sheet 48 hours after meeting
Today 8:00 EDT
Realm, which aims to help homeowners maximize the value of their property with its data platform, has raised $12 million in Series A funding led by GGV Capital. Existing backers Primary Venture...
Rocket Lab returns to flight after failed May mission with successful launch for U.S. Space Force
Today 7:12 EDT
Rocket Lab is back in business launching rockets, after an issue during its last launch in May caused a total loss of the payloads on board. The company was quick to investigate the issue, and...
Culture Amp was founded in 2009 to let companies conduct anonymous employee surveys, but since then, its focus has expanded to helping employers turn the data they collect into action. The company...
Exo secures $200M toward commercializing ultrasound device
Today 7:00 EDT
Exo, pronounced “echo,” is commercializing its handheld ultrasound device and point-of-care workflow platform, Exo Works.
Homebase raises $70M for a team management platform aimed at SMBs and their hourly workers
Today 6:03 EDT
Small and medium enterprises have become a big opportunity in the world of B2B technology in the last several years, and today a startup that’s building tools aimed at helping them manage their teams...
Despite their rich engineering talent, Blockchain entrepreneurs in the EU often struggle to find backing due to the dearth of large funds and investment expertise in the space. But a big move takes...
Coralogix logs $55M for its new take on production analytics, now valued at $300-$400M
Today 4:39 EDT
Data may be the new oil, but it’s only valuable if you make good use of it. Today, a startup that has built a new kind of production analytics platform for developers, security engineers and data...
Connected car insurance startup Flock raises $17M Series A led by Chamath Palihapitiya
Today 4:00 EDT
Cast your mind back to that scene in Minority Report where all those autonomous cars are whizzing through the city. The more practically-minded of you may well have gone: “Yeah, but what about the...
"You have to understand that working at a startup often feels like you’re standing on the edge of a cliff. And that’s also the moment you’re at your most creative."
Just half a year after leading SODA’s Series B, SoftBank Ventures Asia is raising its bet on the Tokyo-based sneaker resell platform. The early-stage venture capital arm of SoftBank Group announced...