Bullish: Increasing access to technology for blind people

 Technology can be central to the lives of the 285 million people in the world who are blind or visually impaired, as long as...

Twitter adds updates about interesting links, trends and accounts to its Notifications tab

 Your Notifications tab on Twitter might be getting a little more busy. The company recently added a new feature to this section on both...

Google launches its own AI Studio to foster machine intelligence startups

 Another week, another new Google initiative targeting AI startups. We started the month with the announcement of Gradient Ventures, Google’s on-balance sheet AI investment...

Stripe acquires Payable to help on-demand businesses manage 1099 tax reporting

 With its Stripe Connect product, Stripe wants to make it easier for on-demand and marketplace businesses to not only process payments from their customers, but also...

Blue is a dating app for verified Twitter users

 A new app is looking to romantically match folks who are verified Twitter users. Blue, by Loveflutter, has launched a new version of their...

WalkMe raises $75M more for its AI-based on-screen guidance tech

 More funding is rolling in for Israeli startups. Today, WalkMe, a startup that has built a cloud-based platform that businesses can use to make...

Apple and Cochlear team up to roll out the first implant made for the...

 Apple has teamed up with Australian-based Cochlear to bring iPhone users the first made for iPhone Cochlear implant. Approved by the U.S. Food and...

On-demand delivery startup Jinn pulls out of all “other markets outside London”

 Jinn, the U.K. same-hour ‘shop on your behalf’ delivery app, has pulled out of all markets outside London, TechCrunch has learned. According to sources,...

New LinkedIn tool tells businesses about who’s visiting their websites

 LinkedIn is giving businesses a new way to see what kinds of audiences they’re attracting with their marketing efforts. The Website Demographics tool allows...

iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M

 Consumer robot maker iRobot is to acquire its largest European distributor, Robopolis, in a cash deal worth $141 million. The company said it’s signed...

Cleo, a chatbot that wants to replace your banking apps, raises £2M led by...

 Cleo, the London-based fintech startup that offers an AI-powered chatbot to help you manage your finances, has closed £2 million in further funding, adding...

Yelp adds C-section rates and other stats for all baby delivery hospitals in California

 Having a baby and want to know if your hospital is particularly C-section happy? Yelp aims to make that process a bit easier with...

Tencent backs Indian education startup BYJU’s at a valuation of $800 million

 Tencent, Asia’s highest-valued tech company, has continued to invest in India after it backed online education service BYJU’s. The startup that includes the Chan...

Vicarious gets another $50 million to expand its research team and build smarter robots

 Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg might not be able to agree about much when it comes to AI these days, but the pair do...

Crunch Report | Facebook Smart Speaker on the Way

Facebook is apparently working on its own smart speaker and has acquired digital rights management company Source3, SoftBank could bet billions on Uber, Duolingo...