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Mobile Savings App Ibotta Raises $20 Million From Netscape Founder Jim Clark & Others

Big money for small savings: the mobile couponing app Ibotta, which lets consumers save money on grocery purchases, household goods, apparel, electronics and more, has raised $20 million in Series B funding, the company is announcing today. The lead investor in the round is Jim Clark, founder of …

The World Startup Report Releases ‘The Internet Hall Of Fame” With Data From 50 Countries

Last March, TechCrunch covered one of the World Startup Report‘s first releases. Now the organization is back with an ambitious project that gathers insight from 150 companies in 50 countries with the idea of guiding aspiring entrepreneurs in different markets.<p>The World Startup Report, which was …

UCloud, China’s Answer To AWS, Raises $50M As It Eyes Up An IPO In The U.S.

UCloud, a China-based provider of cloud computing infrastructure and services for games companies, mobile startups and other enterprises has raised $50 million in a Series B round of financing. UCloud, which offers prices that compete against those of Amazon Web Services, says this is the …

Alibaba Acquires UCWeb, Maker Of China’s Most Popular Mobile Browser

Alibaba, already an investor in UCWeb, will buy all remaining shares of the web browser and search company. The two firms announced the merger, one of the most significant among Chinese Internet companies to date, earlier today. UCWeb will join UC Mobile, one of Alibaba’s business unit as Alibaba …

Trivia App QuizUp Passes 20 Million Users, Is Now Available In Five Different Languages

Trivia app QuizUp is making good on its global expansion plans, adding new languages and geo-specific content to go along with it. That effort comes as the company passed 20 million users, with most of its growth coming from international users.<p>The QuizUp app, which was created by Icelandic startup …

Uber Raises Giant $1.2 Billion Funding Round At A $17 Billion Valuation

On-demand ride-hailing service Uber has confirmed today that it has raised $1.2 billion in funding from a group of mutual fund managers and venture investors that values the company at $17 billion pre-money. The company said the total raise will end up being about $1.4 billion once it’s completed a …

Now Backed By Sir Richard Branson, TransferWise Raises $25M For Cheaper Money Transfers

A couple of months back, European money transfer startup TransferWise hit a major (PR) milestone. Its platform had processed £1 billion of customers’ money, an eight-fold increase from the previous year. At the time, Executive Chairman and co-founder Taavet Hinrikus sounded as bullish as ever.<p>“If I …

CEO Tony Fadell Hates When Nest Is Called An ‘Internet-Of-Things’ Company

We here in the tech press have gotten used to categorizing new, interesting products that are getting smart and connected under the umbrella term “Internet of Things.” But today at CODE Conference in Southern California, Nest CEO Tony Fadell said he hates the term, and sought to clarify why Nest …

Codecademy Takes Its Online Learning Portal To The UK, France, Brazil, Estonia And Argentina

Back in 2012, when the online coding-education platform Codecademy announced a $10 million round of funding, the startup said it would invest the money in international growth. Two years later, Codecademy is making some big moves to fulfil that ambition: it’s opening its first international office, …

BitLit Helps You Get E-Book Versions Of The Physical Books You Already Own

Chances are, you’ve got a good number of those old-school physical books in your house but have mostly moved to e-books at this point. What if you could potentially get a cheap or free e-book copy of some of those books? That’s what BitLit promises its users.<p>The Vancouver, Canada-based startup is …

As The Public Markets Beckon, Streaming Startup Spotify Reveals 40M Users, 10M Paid Users

As the music streaming market continues to heat up, Spotify has released new user numbers today that solidify its position at the front of the pack: it has now passed 40 million active users, with 10 million of them paying subscribers across the 56 markets where it now offers music services.<p>As a …

Google/YouTube Reportedly Prepping To Buy Twitch

Yowza. So much for Sunday being a slow news day. About an hour after AT&T officially announces their plans to buy DirecTV, word of another billion-dollar acquisition has surfaced.<p>The story this time around: Google/YouTube reportedly want Twitch.tv, the increasingly/explosively popular service meant …

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Dr Dre Appears To Confirm Beats/Apple Deal, Calls Himself ‘The First Billionaire In Hip Hop’

<b>Update</b>: Apple announced the $3 billion deal on May 28th.<p>“It’s not often you get to listen to Beats with Mr Beats himself.” So starts what looks like a selfie-video by musician Tyrese Gibson, who was hanging out with Dr Dre last night (embedded below).<p>We haven’t had any official confirmation from …

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July 6, 2018<p>Sure, you could watch the World Cup, Wimbledon or the Tour de France next week — but the most dramatic clashes may be taking place on the …

Can Music Streaming Startup Bloom.fm Avoid The Deadpool?

Just over a week ago, UK startup Bloom.fm, which offers a nice alternative to uber-streaming music services like Spotify with a tier that starts at just £1 per month, dropped a bombshell. Its backer, Russian TV channel TNT, had withdrawn funding on extremely short notice after an organisational …

Indian Fashion Discovery Site LimeRoad Lands $15M Series B

LimeRoad has closed $15 million in funding, which it says is one of the largest Series B rounds secured by an online commerce company in India. Investment was led by Tiger Global, with participation from returning investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Matrix Partners India.<p>LimeRoad, a social …

AllTheRooms Lets You Look At All Available Rooms At Your Destination

Air travelers have Kayak to aggregate flight deals, but once you land you need AllTheRooms. Founded by a former Travelocity exec and Morgan Stanley investment banker, the company has raised $1.1 million to help find all the rooms in a particular city.<p>In short, the system scans all potential room …

Daric, A New Peer To Peer Lending Platform, Will Go Live Next Week

Daric, a new peer to peer lending platform, will launch next week as a place for individuals and small businesses to obtain loans, and a place for lenders to see up to 9-10% returns on their investments. Individuals will be able to apply for a loan up to $35,000 and small businesses can apply for a …

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game Kickstarter showed there is serious appetite for kids’ games that aren’t just fun to play with but also sneakily teach core coding principles. Instead of the $25,000 he was aiming for, Shapiro raised more than $630,000. Geeky moms and dads clearly have money, …

Scoop.it Launches A Social Curation App For The iPad

Scoop.it, a startup that helps users highlight interesting content (and, implicitly, their own knowledge in the field), is bringing its social curation tools to the iPad today with the launch of a new app.<p>The company asks users to build topic pages where they aggregate relevant content (we’ve …

WunWun, Because Everything Should Be Available On-Demand

On-demand television? You got it! On-demand radio? Sure! How about news on-demand? Or books? It’s all at your fingertips, dear readers. But what if I told you that you could have literally anything that you want on-demand through a few taps of an app?<p>Let me know when you’ve picked up the pieces to …

With 100K Titles In Tow, Oyster Brings Netflix To Book Lovers With New All-You-Can-Read Subscription Service

While the pace has slowed of late, thanks to Kindles, Nooks, iPads and the steady advance of mobile technology, the eBook market (and the demand for all shades of digital prose) has grown exponentially over the past few years. According to one estimate from the LA Times, the total revenue generated …

BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Says The Site Is Profitable, With 85M Uniques And 300+ Employees

BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti published a memo to employees today that laid out some details about the site’s growth, as well as its plans for the coming year.<p>For one thing, Peretti said that BuzzFeed posted “record profit in August” and that the company has “gone from zero revenue four …

Plated, The Startup That Delivers Fresh Ingredients To Your Door, Launches In SF

With the advent of online shopping and Amazon Prime 2-day shipping, humans are growing ever willing to pay for convenience and walk less.<p>In the wake of this phenomenon, Plated has risen up out of TechStars accelerator in New York to deliver perfectly proportioned ingredients direct to your home for …

If You’re Buying Textbooks This Week, Get Educated, Not Schooled

When a semester’s worth of textbooks can add up to a couple (or three or four) hundred dollars, hitting the checkout line at the campus bookstore is a distressing experience for many students, to say the least.<p>Analog solutions to this problem include: borrowing from the library, borrowing from …

Inside Hack Reactor, The Coding Bootcamp That Wants To Be The CS Degree Of The Future

At the same time that unemployment and low wages continue to plague the larger U.S. economy, Silicon Valley and the rest of the tech industry is having a hiring crisis — many tech companies just can’t seem to find enough people with the coding skills needed to fill the relatively well-paying jobs …

After 4M Downloads On iOS, Photo Remixing App Repix Lands On Android With Samsung S Pen Support

After garnering 4 million downloads on iOS in five months, Finnish mobile app developer Sumoing has released a version of its photo “remixing” app Repix for Android. Refreshingly, however, this isn’t just a straight up port. The app boasts support for Samsung’s S Pen, which ships with the Korean …

Urbita, The Pinterest For Cities, Blows Past 10M Unique Visitors In August With Mobile Site Launch

FounderFuel Fall 2012 cohort grad Urbita, a startup based in LA and Buenos Aires, has managed to quietly amass a huge consumer following, having topped 8 million monthly unique visitors in July, and then managing a 25 percent increase over the course of August to more than 10 million monthly unique …