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WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba – TechCrunch

WeChat is quietly ranking user behavior to play catch-up with Alibaba – TechCrunch Over one billion people leave behind trails of information on WeChat every day as they use the messenger to chat, read, shop, hail rides, rent umbrellas and run many other errands. And the Tencent app has quietly …

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President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in …

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Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch

Scooter startup Bird tried to silence a journalist. It did not go well. – TechCrunch Cory Doctorow doesn’t like censorship. He especially doesn’t like his own work being censored. Anyone who knows Doctorow knows his popular tech and culture blog Boing Boing, and anyone who reads Boing Boing knows Doctorow …

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WeWork rebranding won’t work – TechCrunch

WeWork rebranding won’t work – TechCrunch The company formerly known as WeWork has rebranded as the We Company — although a better name for its network of on-demand office spaces for the newly incorporated and nominally employed; co-living spaces for the same Easyjet-set; and educational and coding services could be “House …

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Stock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day – TechCrunch

Stock markets suffer their worst Christmas Eve trading day – TechCrunch Twas the last trading day before Christmas, and on the trading floorMost stocks were falling, and then falling some more;Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin all the banks had called,In hopes that full coffers were still in their vaults; The analysts …

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Equifax, Western Union, Priceline settle with New York attorney general over insecure mobile apps – TechCrunch

Equifax, Western Union, Priceline settle with New York attorney general over insecure mobile apps – TechCrunch New York’s attorney general has settled with five tech and financial giants, requiring each company to implement basic security on their mobile apps. The settlements force Credit Sesame, Equifax (yes, that Equifax), Priceline, Spark …

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Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company – TechCrunch

Ten pieces of friendly VC advice for when someone wants to buy your company – TechCrunch I’ve been fortunate to have been part of half a dozen exits this year, and have seen the process work smoothly, and other times, like a roller coaster with only the most tenuous connection …

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The Tissot Seastar 1000 is a low-cost and high-quality Swiss diver – TechCrunch

The Tissot Seastar 1000 is a low-cost and high-quality Swiss diver – TechCrunch In the pantheon of watches there are a few that stand out. Looking for your first automatic watch? Pick up a Seiko Orange Monster. Looking for a piece with a little history? The Omega Speedmaster is your …

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Petal’s no-fee credit card for the credit score-less is now open to the public – TechCrunch

Petal’s no-fee credit card for the credit score-less is now open to the public – TechCrunch Petal, the startup credit card company that’s offering a no-fee credit line to people without a credit history, is now publicly available. Launched earlier this year by co-founders Jason Gross, Andrew Endicott, Andrew Ehrich, …

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Mobile bank Chime picks up credit score improvement service Pinch in all-stock deal – TechCrunch

Mobile bank Chime picks up credit score improvement service Pinch in all-stock deal – TechCrunch Chime, the no-fees mobile bank valued at $500 million as of its last round, has put some of its funds to use with its first acquisition. The deal is for Pinch, a startup that was …

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