November 19, 2019 News Magazine

Month: March 2019


Elon Musk, SoundCloud rapper

March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

How’s your weekend going? Good, good. Now, here, have a billionaire’s super autotuned rap track about a famous deceased gorilla:...

China’s grocery delivery battle heats up with Meituan’s entry

March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

Fast, affordable food delivery service has been life-changing for many working Chinese, but some still prefer to whip up their...

A look at new power banks from OmniCharge and Fuse Chicken

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

When you’ve been doing this job long enough, you start to develop strange interests (though some might compellingly argue that...

Mark Zuckerberg actually calls for regulation of content, elections, privacy

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

It’s been a busy day for Facebook exec op-eds. Earlier this morning, Sheryl Sandberg broke the site’s silence around the...

CMU team develops a robot and drone system for mine rescues

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

On our final day in Pittsburgh, we find ourself in a decommissioned coal mine. Just northeast of the city proper,...

Equity transcribed: What the Lyft IPO means for IPO-ready unicorns

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

Welcome back to this week’s transcribed edition of Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast that unpacks the numbers behind the headlines....

Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is ‘exploring’ restrictions following Christchurch attacks

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

In an open letter published by the New Zealand Herald, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg finally addressed the shocking mass shootings...

Yoshi’s Crafted World is classic gaming joy, Nintendo-style

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

In 1995, Yoshi had his moment. The character’s Super Mario World debut was so strong, Nintendo handed the dinosaur sidekick...

Ride-hailing, bike and scooter companies probably raised less money than you thought

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor To get big faster, younger unicorns start buying startups sooner Small VC funds continue to raise, despite pressure from above After years of fierce competition as private companies, Uber and Lyft are going public on U.S. markets. Scooter service providers, the transportation trend du jour, raised hundreds of millions of dollars to scatter scooters on city sidewalks (to the chagrin of residents and regulators alike) throughout 2017 and 2018. On the other side of the Pacific, Grab and Go-Jek are raising gobs of cash as they continue to scale upward and outward. Of all the seed, early and late-stage venture funding raised over the past couple of years, how much of the total went to companies in the ride-hailing, food delivery and last-mile transportation categories (which encompasses bikes and scooters)..

Ride-hailing, bike and scooter companies probably raised less money than you thought

March 30, 2019

March 30, 2019

Jason Rowley Contributor Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News. More posts by this contributor...