TechCrunch is in the heart of Japan and we’ve been hearing from some of Tokyo’s brightest entrepreneurs competing to win the Battlefield startup competition here. We’ve whittled down the group of 20 startups that have presented onstage for our judges,
Erik Finman is a twenty-something bitcoin maximalist as famous for his precocity as he is for his $12 bet on the currency a few years ago. Now, Finman, who built his first company while still in High School, is launching a new startup called Coinbits,
Livekick, a startup that gives customers access to one-on-one personal training and yoga from their home (or hotel room, or elsewhere), is announcing that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. The company was founded by entrepreneur Yarden Tadmor and fitness expert Shayna Schmidt.
Last night's successful Starlink launch was a big one for SpaceX — its heaviest payload ever, weighed down by 60 communications satellites that will eventually be part of a single constellation providing internet to the globe. That's the plan,
On January 12, 2016, Grindr announced it had sold a 60% controlling stake in the company to Beijing Kunlun Tech, a Chinese gaming firm, valuing the company at $155 million...
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Imagine what $100,000 cash could do for your startup dreams. If you’re an early-stage startup founder determined to take your business to the top, it’s time to stop dreaming and get down to the serious task of competing in Startup Battlefield,
A long-awaited service for readers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau and some other overseas Chinese communities have finally come true: Amazon has just started offering Traditional Chinese books for its Kindle E-reader. The release filled an obvious gap for Kindle,
In the wake of a fairly catastrophic behind the scenes glimpse into Facebook’s high-level decision making, one question remains: Who brought a controversial Republican opposition research firm into the fold? In a long call with reporters on Thursday,
58.com, the Craiglist of China, is making a massive push to pick up rural users as it hedges China’s economic uncertainties. During the third quarter, revenues grew 33.2 percent to $527 million and net income jumped 106 percent to $106 million year-over-year.
In a turn of events that reads like a plot point from an unreleased Coen Brothers script, information has surfaced revealing that prosecutors have charged embattled Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange.
OSO, Wash. — The idea of dog as man's best friend took on a whole new meaning in the small town of Oso this weekFollowing a deadly mudslide that has left 17 dead with many more missing and presumed dead,
Lessin, who was close friends with Zuckerberg at Harvard, is leaving at the end of the month to go ‘adventuring’ for the time being.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/08/15/sam-lessin-vp-of-product-management-leaves-facebook/
You know why it's about to be Labor Day Weekend? Because in 1894, Grover Cleveland couldn't stop the Pullman (railroad) Strike. Blood was shed. Morale was down. And Congress rushed legislation to make appease workers everywhere and make Labor Day a national holiday. In gratitude,
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The folks over at NotebookItalia have gotten their hands on a new Windows 10 Mobile tablet which offers something unique — a processor that isn’t from Qualcomm. The device is called Pipo U8T and features...