the World Cup, Fortnite GIFs and Bitcoin – TechCrunch

Google’s annual Year in Search is more than a digital record of the events, stories and phenomena that captured our attention over 12 months. It’s a reckoning, or computation,...

China’s Tencent Music raises $1.1 billion in downsized US IPO – TechCrunch

Tencent Music, China’s largest streaming company, has raised $1.1 billion in a U.S. IPO after it priced its shares at $13 a piece ahead of a listing on the...

A Chinese ecommerce app that lures grocery shoppers with cash just raised $100M in...

There is no shortage of up-and-comers jostling for a spot in China’s massive ecommerce industry, and oftentimes they pick a niche market and present a novel business model different from the...

Solo.io raises $11M to help enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies – TechCrunch

Solo.io, a Cambridge, Mass-based startup that helps enterprises adopt cloud-native technologies, is coming out of stealth mode today and announcing both its Series A funding round and the launch of...

Ex-Facebook exec Kirthiga Reddy becomes first female investor at SoftBank’s Vision Fund – TechCrunch

Following speculation that SoftBank is hiring a China-based team, so the Japanese investment giant has brought on a first venture partner (and first female) for its $100 billion Vision Fund. Kirthiga...

Contentful raises $33.5M for its headless CMS platform – TechCrunch

Contentful, a Berlin- and San Francisco-based startup that provides content management infrastructure for companies like Spotify, Nike, Lyft and others, today announced that it has raised a $33.5 million Series...

Putting the band back together, ExactTarget execs reunite to launch MetaCX – TechCrunch

Scott McCorkle has spent most of his professional career thinking about business to business software and how to improve it for a company’s customers. The former President of ExactTarget and...

Bright spots in the VR market – TechCrunch

Virtual Reality is in a public relations slump. Two years ago the public’s expectations for virtual reality’s potential was at its peak. Many believed (and still continue to believe) that...

The crusade against open-source abuse – TechCrunch

Salil Deshpande Contributor Salil Deshpande serves as the managing director of Bain Capital Ventures. He focuses on infrastructure software and open source. More posts by this contributor Commons Clause stops open-source abuse Let’s define “container-native” There’s...

Steemit, a decentralized sharing system, lays off 70% of staff – TechCrunch

Steemit, a distributed app designed to reward content creators, has laid off 70 percent of its staff, citing “the weakness of the cryptocurrency market, the fiat returns on our automated...