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Inboard opens general availability of its premium electric scooter – TechCrunch

Inboard opens general availability of its premium electric scooter – TechCrunch Inboard, the startup that sells a range of electric scooters and skateboards, has just opened sales of its first premium scooter to the market just in time for the holiday season. The company has already sold 285 of the …

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Virgin Orbit successfully takes its 747 flying launchpad out for a spin – TechCrunch

Virgin Orbit successfully takes its 747 flying launchpad out for a spin – TechCrunch In the next step on its path to getting its low earth orbit payload launch system up and running, Virgin Orbit successfully took its LauncherOne system out for a spin with an actual rocket attached under …

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Lies, damn lies, and HQ2 – TechCrunch

Lies, damn lies, and HQ2 – TechCrunch There are few things certain in our world except for the uplifting tendencies of technology. I’ve spent the past few years trying to prove this to myself, at least, by interviewing hundreds of thinkers on the topic. I’ve come to a singular conclusion: …

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Michigan’s former transportation chief has some advice for wannabe smart cities

Michigan’s former transportation chief has some advice for wannabe smart cities After 31 years as Michigan’s transportation director, Kirk Steudle has seen it all, particularly with smart city projects. He spoke with Digital Trends recently about what makes smart cities work, and offers advice along the way. The post Michigan’s …

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Grab pulls in $250M from Hyundai as ongoing round reaches $2.7B – TechCrunch

Grab pulls in $250M from Hyundai as ongoing round reaches $2.7B – TechCrunch Grab, the Singapore startup that bought Uber’s Southeast Asia business earlier this year, continues to announce strategic investors for its ongoing Series H funding round. The latest edition revealed today is Korean automotive firm Hyundai, which is …

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China’s Didi Chuxing is poised to expand into hotel bookings – TechCrunch

China’s Didi Chuxing is poised to expand into hotel bookings – TechCrunch China’s largest ride-hailing app Didi Chuxing is entering the hotel-booking business as it strives to recover from two highly publicized murders of female passengers by drivers on its platform. That’s according to Chinese business magazine Caijing and tech …

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Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One – TechCrunch

Richard Branson steps down as chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One – TechCrunch Richard Branson has reportedly stepped down from the chairman role of Virgin Hyperloop One. In a statement, cited by Reuters, Branson said that the company would require a more time than he could devote to the company. “At this …

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E-moto startup Alta Motors reportedly powers down – TechCrunch

E-moto startup Alta Motors reportedly powers down – TechCrunch Brisbane, California based e-motorcycle startup Alta Motors has ceased operations, TechCrunch has confirmed.  Earlier today Asphalt and Rubber — and several subsequent outlets — reported the company stopped operating this morning, fired its staff, and may be looking for a buyer. Alta has …

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BoxLock secures your booty against porch pirates – TechCrunch

BoxLock secures your booty against porch pirates – TechCrunch This clever – if expensive – product is called the BoxLock and it is a keyless padlock that lets your package delivery person scan and drop off your packages into a locked box. The system essentially watches for a shipping event …

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