Rocket’s Oliver Samwer And Citymapper’s Azmat Yusuf Join Disrupt London

 We’re delighted today to announce the next round of speakers for our TechCrunch Disrupt London conference on December 7-8, 2015. The conference will feature an outstanding slate of global startups, influential speakers, guests and more. Oliver Samwer, Co-founder – Rocket Internet Oliver Samwer is one of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs ever, having built and exited… Read More Read more »

YC-Backed Fonticons Is A Subscription Icon Service From The Creator Of Font Awesome

 If you’ve ever developed a website, you’re probably familiar with Font Awesome. The free service lets developers adorn their site with over 500 icons using only a line of CSS, and is used on about 40 million websites including the official website of the White House. Now, Dave Gandy, the creator of Font Awesome, is launching Fonticons, a subscription service that will take… Read More Read more »

It’s Your Fault Email Is Broken

 As an email startup CEO, I hear it every week. “I hate email. Email sucks. Why can’t anyone fix it? And why would you want to spend your life working on something everyone hates?” Email is an obvious target for blame, since we collectively send 183 billion of them every single day. But blaming email is like shooting the messenger (or shooting the envelope, rather) Read more »

Dropbox Acquires Clementine, An Enterprise Communication Service

 Dropbox has acquired Clementine, an enterprise communication service, today according to a blog post on the company’s page. Clementine focuses on internal communication, such as conference calls and chat services that aren’t connected to a personal phone number. It’s an important area for the workplace, given that more and more people are connecting their work software… Read More Read more »

Y Combinator Finally Reveals Its Approach To Growth-Stage Investing

 A couple of weeks ago, we published a post that pondered what investing pro rata would mean for Y Combinator. Just one month earlier, the popular accelerator program had filed for what it’s calling its Y Combinator Continuity Fund, which appears to be a growth-stage vehicle that’s rumored to be raising at least $1 billion. Read More Read more »

Lost-Item Tracker Tile Rolls Out A Renewal Service Offering Early Adopters Discounted Replacements

 Tile, the small, square-shaped lost item tracker which recently raised an additional $3 million from Khosla Ventures as an extension on its earlier $13 million Series A, had previously indicated that its business model would eventually include a replacement service that allows customers to purchase new Tiles just ahead of the battery wearing out on their old ones. Now, select Tile customers… Read More Read more »

AncestryDNA And Google’s Calico Team Up To Study Genetic Longevity

 Plenty in Silicon Valley have set their sites on ending death, or at least extending it a bit – including those within the walls of Google. Now AncestryDNA, one part of the largest online family research organization Ancestry.com, has buddied up with Google’s cloistered longevity research company Calico to figure out why some people’s genes help them live longer.… Read More Read more »

Besomebody Raises Another $1M To Expand Its Experience Marketplace

 Besomebody announced yesterday that it has raised another $1 million, doubling its total funding. As founder and CEO Kash Shaikh explained a year ago, he’s trying to build a company around his previous “#besomebody” social media efforts. The idea is to help people tap into their passions, creating an app where they can find content related to their interests and either book… Read More Read more »

Apple Revenues In China Skyrocket 112% in Q3

 In light of some pretty recent major fluctuations in the Chinese stock market, Apple still managed to have a stellar quarter in China. During its third quarter, the company saw 112% year-over-year revenue growth in the Greater China region, which accounts for the company’s sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In the most recent quarter, the third of 2015, revenue in China… Read More Read more »