Grab gets $2B from Didi and SoftBank to fuel bid to defeat Uber in...

 Grab, the ride-hailing company competing with Uber in Southeast Asia, has pulled in $2 billion of new financing from existing investors Didi Chuxing, the...

Donald Trump Has Your Full Attention. Can Anyone Else Be Heard?

When Americans elected Donald Trump in November, they created a dramatic shortage in a valuable global commodity: attention.The sheer attention Trump absorbs — on...

TechCrunch Startup Battlefield is coming to a new continent: Announcing Australia!

 Many are familiar with the many adventurous innovations — zorbing, bungee jumping, and jet boating to name a few — that have come out...

I went to Pokémon Go Fest to (try to) play the game with thousands...

 “Do people still play Pokémon go?” It’s a question that pops up pretty much any time the game gets mentioned. The answer: yep! It’s...

The dream of Polish tech entrepreneurship is almost over

 Poland has worked diligently over the past decade to become an entrepreneurial powerhouse. Once home to businesses focused primarily on app design and outsourcing,...

Dear tech dudes, stop being so dumb about women

 I want to talk about a relatively little-discussed aspect of the venture-capitalist sexual-harassment revelations that have rocked the Valley of late. In their wake,...

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

 Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western...

All Pokémon Go Fest attendees get a Legendary Pokémon, Articuno coming next

 Just a quick bit of news for anyone paying attention to all the hubbub out of Pokémon Go Fest: Legendary raids — the hardest form...

Drone registration coming to the UK

 The UK government has announced a plan to require drone owners to register their devices. It says the incoming rules are aimed at ensuring...

Watch the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of ‘Ready Player One’

 If you’re wondering how Steven Spielberg will bring the dystopian, VR-heavy world of Ready Player One to life, you can get your first real glimpse...

Pokémon Go Fest attendees to get refunds as technical issues break the event

 Heading into Niantic’s Pokémon Go Fest — a gathering of roughly 20,000 Pokémon Go players in Chicago’s Grant Park — everyone seemed to have...

VCs love insurance, even if you don’t

 At first blush it may seem like insurance and venture capital make an odd couple. Venture capital is all about taking big risks for...

What it’s like to ship yourself overnight on Cabin’s sleep pod bus

 Last weekend, I traveled from San Francisco to Los Angeles roundtrip on Cabin. When I arrived to the bus pickup location in San Francisco,...

Crunch Report | Y Combinator Wants In On The 3-Comma Club

Lyft launches new self-driving division, Shyp is having some issues and Y Combinator wants in on the 3-comma club. All this on Crunch Report....

The RealReal’s CEO says the company’s goal is to IPO

 The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright tells TechCrunch in a video interview that she’s preparing the luxury consignment e-tailer to go public someday. “That’s the...