Japanese startup Paidy raises $55M Series C to let people shop online without a credit card

Paidy, a fintech startup that enables Japanese consumers to shop online without using a credit card, announced today that it has raised a $55 million Series C. The round was led by Japanese trade conglomerate Itochu Corporation, with participation from Goldman Sachs.

Okay, one final Form D note

Some more comments from readers on the changing culture around startups filing their Form Ds with the SEC, and then a short update on SoftBank and a bunch more article reviews. We are experimenting with new content forms at TechCrunch.

Twitter, those ‘verified’ bitcoin-pushing pillocks are pissing everyone off

Elon Musk’s tweets piss me off for two reasons. When he’s not accusing actual heroes of sex crimes or trolling the federal government, it’s what comes after that drives me batshit.

BlaBlaCar to acquire Ouibus and offer bus service

French startup BlaBlaCar is announcing plans to acquire Ouibus, the bus division of France’s national railway company SNCF. For the first time, BlaBlaCar is moving beyond carpooling and plans to offer both long-distance carpooling rides and bus rides.

Chappy, the Bumble-backed dating app for gay men, inks partnership with GLAAD

Chappy, the dating app for gay men, has today announced a partnership with GLAAD. As part of the partnership, Chappy will make a donation to GLAAD for each conversation initiated on the dating app, from now throughout 2019. The company won’t disclose the amount of the donation,

With the Paris Call, Macron wants to limit cyberattacks

French President Emmanuel Macron gave a speech at the Internet Governance Forum at the UNESCO in Paris. While the IGF has been around for a while, it hasn’t been as active as some would have hoped. That’s why the French government is issuing the Paris Call,

Enterprise shopping season starts early with almost $50B in recent deals

Black Friday may be still be 10 days away, but shopping season started early in the enterprise this year. We have seen acquisitions totaling almost $50 billion in the last couple of months alone, topped by the mega $34 billion IBM-Red Hat deal two weeks ago. What exactly is going on here?

Audioburst turns the best part of podcasts into personalized news briefs

Tel Aviv-based Audioburst has been developing a search engine for audio news, which allows users to locate audio content within podcast and other talk radio programs. Today,

Trail Mix Ventures, an outfit centered on wellness-obsessed millennials, just closed an $11 million

The millennial generation — people born between 1998 and 2000 — are on the cusp of becoming America’s largest generation, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. What else we know about this demographic: millennials are increasingly choosing to live at home with their parents,

Spring Health raises $6M to help employees get access to personalized mental health treatment

In recent months,

Goodwall gets $10.8M to expand its ‘LinkedIn for students’

Goodwall, a US-focused student and graduate professional network which aims to connect young people with college and employment opportunities, has closed a $10.8 million Series A funding raise. The round was led by Randstad Innovation Fund, a strategic corporate VC fund that focuses on recruitment,

How Often Do Economists Commit Misconduct?

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How to Make Old, Stale Wine Tasty Again 

Using things is always superior to wasting them, but squandering alcohol is an especially galling dissipation because alcohol is delicious and excellent. Most of the hard stuff has a long shelf life, but if you uncork a bottle of wine and forget to finish it off within a few days,

科学家将猴子的语言翻译成英语

灵长类动物学家和语言学家在研究猴子语言数十年后,他们已接近破译其主要词汇。生活在象牙海岸的坎氏长尾猴用krak这个词表示有豹在附近,用hok表示有鹰在头顶上空盘旋。

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西班牙电信公司Telefonica周二称,该公司已经最终达成了将旗下英国移动业务部门O2出售给李嘉诚麾下和记黄埔的交易,该交易的金额为102.5亿英镑(约合152亿美元)。

See what happens when molten lava meets ice

It's probably a good thing that you don't have a volcano of your own to erupt at will, as much as you may think you could totally practice self control. Stick to the mini baking soda versionFortunately,

崔永元接受专访回应转基因争论诸多问题

这两天,崔永元和复旦教授卢大儒的争论再次引发了人们对转基因关注和议论的热潮。为此《中国科学报》记者夜访崔永元,对事情进行进一步的跟踪。

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