Watch BepiColombo’s twin spacecraft launch tonight on a mission to Mercury – TechCrunch

Update: BepiColombo launch successful! We should have confirmation that all is well soon. Humanity is about to return to the hottest planet in the solar system. BepiColombo is a mission to...

Convene uses landlord partnership model to outclass WeWork – TechCrunch

Recent reports that SoftBank may take a majority stake in WeWork has added fuel to the already hot market for startups in the workspace and property tech sectors. One of...

Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup – TechCrunch

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. When I think about my experience as an immigrant and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, I remember...

Tesla is rolling out a cheaper, mid-range Model 3 – TechCrunch

Tesla is now offering a new, cheaper mid-range battery version of the Model 3 that starts at $45,000 before federal tax incentives. CEO Elon Musk announced the new variant,...

Hiver lets you manage shared email addresses from Gmail – TechCrunch

Meet Hiver, a service that lets you collaborate on generic email addresses, such as jobs@yourcompany.com, support@, sales@, etc. Hiver isn’t the only company working on shared inboxes. But compared to...

Virtual reality makes food taste better – TechCrunch

In another example of VR bleeding into real life, Cornell University food scientists found that cheese eaten in pleasant VR surroundings tasted better than the same cheese eaten in...

Vector speeds toward orbital launch capability with $70M in new funding – TechCrunch

The market for small satellites in low Earth orbit is expanding faster than the gas in a thruster nozzle, and Vector aims to be the go-to launch platform for companies...

TrackR is rebranding to Adero as it looks beyond small devices to track lost...

When TrackR raised $50 million from investors that included Amazon a year ago, the Santa Barbara startup made a big splash in the growing market for small connected dongles that you could...

E-moto startup Alta Motors reportedly powers down – TechCrunch

Brisbane, California based e-motorcycle startup Alta Motors has ceased operations, TechCrunch has confirmed.  Earlier today Asphalt and Rubber — and several subsequent outlets — reported the company stopped operating this morning, fired its...

Knotch launches Blueprint to help marketers find the best publishers of sponsored content –...

When I last wrote about Knotch, the company had just patented its color-based feedback system that helps advertisers measure the effectiveness of their sponsored content. Since then, it’s added a competitive...