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Startups Weekly: Tech layoffs spread (a bit)

Are January layoffs just a few post-WeWork jitters? TechCrunch has found itself writing about layoffs at a few notable tech companies this

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 10:32 pm

This Week in Apps: Apple antitrust issues come to Congress, subscription apps boom, Tencent takes on TikTok

Welcome back to ThisWeekin Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app in

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 9:34 pm

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Paytm moves against fraudsters, files FIR

Paytm has also filed a first-information report (FIR) with Noida polices cyber wing against the 3,500 numbers which, the company believes,

The Economic Times 25 Jan 2020 1:28 pm

Five structural changes to make GST simple, stable

With the new compliance regulations, including e-invoicing, proposed from April 2020, the revenue collection is likely to improve with real

The Economic Times 25 Jan 2020 1:19 pm

This Budget, can we get Indias massive pension and insurance players to inves..

From a pure taxation standpoint, the ecosystem wishes for lowering of the GST rates for Fund managers for management fees charged to AIFs.

The Economic Times 25 Jan 2020 12:10 pm

How e-invoicing under GST will help businesses in the long run

Electronic invoice, or e-invoice is the future means of electronic billing. It has been adopted by many governments internationally. It has been implemented in a staggeri

The Economic Times 25 Jan 2020 11:35 am

Social gaming startup Rooter to play user content to get more on board

In its new avatar, Rooter will allow fans to not just upload audio and video content, but also go live during the matches to comment & anal

The Economic Times 25 Jan 2020 11:09 am

Don't slow down in a slowdown

Madison Medias chief analytics officer, Nagaraj Krishnamurthy has put together a marketing playbook to fight the slowdown.

The Economic Times 25 Jan 2020 10:50 am

Samasource CEO Leila Janah passes away at 37

The startup community has lost another moral leader today. Leila Janah, a serial entrepreneur who was the CEO and founder of machine learning training data company Samaso

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 10:40 am

Mastercards swipe makes Pine Labs 1st unicorn in 2020

In a prepared statement, Pine Labs said it will work with Mastercard to deliver a range of card and real-time payments-based instalment fin

The Economic Times 25 Jan 2020 10:12 am

Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovators Dilemma, has passed away at age 67

Clayton Christensen, a longtime professor at Harvard Business School who became famous worldwide after authoring in 1997 the best-selling business book, “The Innova

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 6:40 am

Vine reboot Byte officially launches

Two years after Vine’s co-founder Dom Hofmann announced he was building a successor to the short-form video app, today Byte makes its

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 6:12 am

As the venture market tightens, a debt lender sees big opportunities

David Spreng spent more than 20 years in venture capital before dipping his toe into the world of revenue-based financing and realizing there was a growing appetite for a

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 4:38 am

Google backtracks on search results design

Earlier today, Google announced that it would be redesigning the redesign of its search results as a response to withering criticism from politicians, consumers, and the

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 4:30 am

The Pentagon pushes back on Huawei ban in bid for balance

Huawei may have just found itself an ally in the most unexpected of places. According to a new report out of The Wall Street Journal, both the Defense and Treasury Depart

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 3:40 am

Kraftful raises $1M to help smart home companies make better apps

  If a thousand companies make their own smart light bulb, do a thousand companies also have to design a light switch app to control t

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 2:40 am

A founders guide to recession planning for startups

Founders cant afford to wait until the midst of a downturn to figure out their game plans.

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 1:07 am

Daily Crunch: Goldman Sachs calls for diverse boards

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 12:44 am

Los Angeles-based CREXi raises $30 million for its online real estate marketplace

Los Angeles is one of the most desirable locations for commercial real estate in the United States, so it’s little wonder that there’s something of a boom in

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 12:31 am

Los Angeles-based CREXi raises $29 million for its online real estate marketplace

Los Angeles is one of the most desirable locations for commercial real estate in the United States, so it’s little wonder that there’s something of a boom in

TechCrunch 25 Jan 2020 12:31 am

German football league Bundesliga teams with AWS to improve fan experience

Germany’s top soccer (football) league, Bundesliga, announced today it is partnering with AWS to use artificial intelligence to enhance the fan experience during ga

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 11:51 pm

Most tech companies arent WeWork

Much attention has been focused on big-burn software-enabled startups, but most tech IPOs in the last few years have been SaaS startups.

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 11:29 pm

Whats the right pace for raising capital?

How much is too much too early? What amount of capital raise is typical for comparable peers? How capital-efficient are the best-in-class companies?

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 11:28 pm

An adult sexting site exposed thousands of models passports and drivers licenses

A popular sexting website has exposed thousands of photo IDs belonging to models and sex workers who earn commissions from the site. SextPanther, an Arizona-based adult s

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 10:58 pm

The App Store is down

Midday on Friday it appeared that Apple’s App Store, a critical piece of the digital and mobile economies, struggled with uptime issues. Apple’s own status pa

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 10:36 pm

Goldman Sachs new board member diversity rule misses the mark

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon recently said the investment bank won’t take companies public that don’t have at least one board member from an underrepresent

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 10:15 pm

Early bird savings end next Friday on tickets to Robotics+AI 2020

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics+AI 2020 is gearing up to be one amazing show. This annual day-long event draws the brightest minds and makers from these two industries 1,5

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 10:00 pm

Facebooks dodgy defaults face more scrutiny in Europe

Italy’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched proceedings against Facebook for failing to fully inform users about the commercial uses it makes of their da

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 9:04 pm

CAIT seeks probe into business models of 16 online platforms, e-commerce firm..

In a letter to Commerce minister Piyush Goyal dated January 24, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) alleged that the common pheno

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 8:19 pm

Battery storage, smart grid and efficiency companies raised over $536 million..

Log 9 Materials, a developer of aluminum fuel cell technology raised $3.5 million from Exfinity Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital India

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 8:06 pm

As SaaS stocks set new records, Atlassians earnings show theres still room to grow

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. SaaS stocks had a good run in late 2019. TechCrunch

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 7:45 pm

Why Fronts Series C matters, the latest on Lambda and The Athletic makes media look good

Hello and welcome back toEquity, TechCrunchs venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This weekDannyandAlex are back with more t

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 7:30 pm

Londons Met Police switches on live facial recognition, flying in face of hum..

While EU lawmakers are mulling a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition to safeguard individuals’ rights, as part of risk-foc

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 6:37 pm

Club Factory sees surge in monthly active users in India

With a focus on SMEs, the platform is promoting sellers by giving them increased exposure, in-depth Big Data trends analysis, end-to-end su

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 4:59 pm

Bengaluru: One platform for all building plan approvals

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is developing a single digital platform for building plan approvals by which an applicant can

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 4:28 pm

Meet the b2b videoconferencing startup thats gone crazy for online dating

Founder Andreas Krpfl has spent almost a decade hard-grafting in the b2b unified communications space, building a videoconferencing busines

TechCrunch 24 Jan 2020 4:21 pm

Mumbai: Charkop building to serve as case study for self-redevelopment

What makes this project unique is that it was executed by residents themselves under the self-redevelopment scheme. No builder was involved

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 4:11 pm

Samosa Singh raises $2.7 mln from She Capital, others

The fund will be used to scale up operations, increase production, and expansion into new cities, apart from entering individual households

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 4:06 pm

Punjab: Solar shift for city railway station on cards

The authorities are planning to adopt the solar model to power Ludhiana railway station and its buildings.

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 1:00 pm

Researchers blame Google Maps for misleading Uber drivers and have created their own AI model to count roads

Researchers from MIT and the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) have a new road-mapping model that can automatically count lanes and detect road types.The research

BusinessInsider India 24 Jan 2020 12:27 pm

Walmarts cash & carry business may go to Flipkart

Flipkart is expanding its footprint in the online food and grocery segment and the acquisition of the B2B business provides strength to the

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 11:47 am

Sequoias startup bet intact, to raise record $1.3 billion for new India fund

Sequoia will also, for the first time, split the corpus into two vehicles one for early stage and other for growth stage.

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 11:38 am

Budget may give Rs 500 cr each for two MSME funds

The distressed asset fund will also receive a guarantee from the Credit Guarantee Fund Trust for Micro and Small Enterprises, which was set

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 11:16 am

LogiNext scores $39 million in fresh financing round from Tiger Global and St..

The company will use the proceeds from the latest round of fund raising to expand its presence to New York, London, and Sydney, while also

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 11:03 am

ETRise Top MSMEs Ranking: Union Bank CMD says conventional credit worthiness ..

Union Bank follows the mantra of Adequate Credit at Appropriate Time for MSMEs. It has worked to enhance access and improve the service exp

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 10:53 am

Now, grow chemical-free vegetables in soil-less indoor garden

Agro2o is offering a line of intelligent soil-free smart garden by using futuristic technologies such as automation and IoT. This makes it

The Economic Times 24 Jan 2020 10:39 am