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Coinbase acquihires San Francisco startup Blockspring – TechCrunch

Coinbase acquihires San Francisco startup Blockspring – TechCrunch Coinbase is continuing its push to suck up talent after the $8 billion-valued crypto business snapped up Blockspring, a San Francisco-based startup that enables developers to collect and process data from APIs. The undisclosed deal was announced by Blockspring on its blog, …

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Oath agrees to pay $5M to settle charges it violated children’s privacy – TechCrunch

Oath agrees to pay $5M to settle charges it violated children’s privacy – TechCrunch TechCrunch’s Verizon-owned parent, Oath, an ad tech division made from the merging of AOL and Yahoo, has agreed to pay around $5 million to settle charges that it violated a federal children’s privacy law. The penalty …

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Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies – TechCrunch

Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Tarform debuted new e-motorcycles but is there a U.S. market? Marieme Diop and Shikoh Gitau to speak at Startup Battlefield Africa Africa’s VC landscape is becoming more African with an increasing number of …

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Oath is dead. Long live Verizon Media Group/Oath – TechCrunch

Oath is dead. Long live Verizon Media Group/Oath – TechCrunch Friends, readers, internet browsers, lend me your ears;I come to bury Oath, not to praise it.The subsidiary brands that companies own live after them;Their terrible rebranding is oft interred with their bones;So let it be with Oath . The new Verizon …

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Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention – TechCrunch

Building a great startup requires more than genius and a great invention – TechCrunch Many entrepreneurs assume that an invention carries intrinsic value, but that assumption is a fallacy. Here, the examples of the 19th and 20th century inventors Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla are instructive. Even as aspiring entrepreneurs …

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KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets – TechCrunch

KZen raises $4 million to bring sanity to crypto wallets – TechCrunch KZen, a company run by former TC editor Ouriel Ohayon, has raised $4 million in seed to build a “better wallet,” obviously the elusive Holy Grail in the crypto world. Benson Oak Ventures, Samsung Next, Elron Ventures invested. …

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Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA – TechCrunch

Here are the companies that pitched in Startup Battlefield MENA – TechCrunch Today in lovely Beirut, Lebanon TechCrunch held its first Startup Battlefield in the country. Over 700 people watched the show on site, which featured speakers from throughout the Middle East and 15 startups competing in Startup Battlefield. A …

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We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda – TechCrunch

We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA, here are the startups and agenda – TechCrunch We’re kicking off Startup Battlefield MENA here in Beirut, where 15 startups will be taking the stage, along with speakers from Facebook (our partner on the event through its FB Start program), Instabug, Eventus, Wuzzuf, Careem …

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Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO – TechCrunch

Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO – TechCrunch Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall. More expensive than packages for the Bloomberg, the Wall Street Journal and The Information, the subscription …

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SparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US – TechCrunch

SparkLabs is launching a cybersecurity and blockchain accelerator program in the US – TechCrunch Investment firm SparkLabs has run accelerator programs across APAC, now it has announced its first that’ll be based on U.S. soil and it’s a cybersecurity and blockchain program that’ll be located in Washington, D.C. from next …

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