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Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors – TechCrunch

Warung Pintar raises $27.5M to digitize Indonesia’s street vendors – TechCrunch The digital revolution in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, continues to attract big money from investors. Hot on the heels of a $50 million round for Bukalapak, a billion-dollar company helping street stall traders to tap the internet, so …

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How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis was that Redhat was a snowflake and that no other open source company would …

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Apple’s increasingly tricky international trade-offs – TechCrunch

Apple’s increasingly tricky international trade-offs – TechCrunch Far from Apple’s troubles in emerging markets and China, the company is attracting the ire of what should really be a core supporter demographic naturally aligned with the pro-privacy stance CEO Tim Cook has made into his public soapbox in recent years — but which …

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With trust destroyed, Facebook is haunted by old data deals – TechCrunch

With trust destroyed, Facebook is haunted by old data deals – TechCrunch As Facebook colonized the rest of the web with its functionality in hopes of fueling user growth, it built aggressive integrations with partners that are coming under newfound scrutiny through a deeply reported New York Times investigation. Some of …

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HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll found dead of suspected overdose – TechCrunch

HQ Trivia and Vine co-founder Colin Kroll found dead of suspected overdose – TechCrunch Colin Kroll, the 35-year-old co-founder and CEO of the HQ Trivia app, has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose in his apartment, TechCrunch has confirmed. A spokesman for the NYPD told us that a …

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Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train tracking apps – TechCrunch

Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train tracking apps – TechCrunch Google is increasing its efforts in India after it snapped up the team behind popular transportation app ‘Where is my Train.’ The app claims 10 million registered users and, as the name suggests, it helps commuters track …

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Farmstead is an ambitious grocery delivery startup with plans to defeat Instacart – TechCrunch

Farmstead is an ambitious grocery delivery startup with plans to defeat Instacart – TechCrunch In its 3,000-square-foot warehouse in San Francisco’s Mission District, Farmstead founders Pradeep Elankumaran and Kevin Li, a pair of former Yahoo product managers, plot the future of grocery shopping. “Think of us as if Whole Foods was rebuilt …

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Alibaba-backed parenting site Babytree starts taking orders for downsized IPO – TechCrunch

Alibaba-backed parenting site Babytree starts taking orders for downsized IPO – TechCrunch A lot of Chinese millennials may be delaying or opting out of childbearing, but those who have committed to parenting often go all out to ensure their children grow up healthy and do well in school. One company …

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CVCompiler is an robot that fixes your resume to make you more competitive – TechCrunch

CVCompiler is an robot that fixes your resume to make you more competitive – TechCrunch Machine learning is everywhere now, including recruiting. Take CVCompiler, a new product by Andrew Stetsenko and Alexandra Dosii. This web app uses machine learning to analyze and repair your technical resume, allowing you too shine …

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Blockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games’ $16M Series A – TechCrunch

Blockchain gaming gets a boost with Mythical Games’ $16M Series A – TechCrunch Fortnite, the free multi-player survival game, has earned an astonishing $1 billion from in-game virtual purchases alone. Now, others in the gaming industry are experimenting with how they too can capitalize on new trends in gaming. Mythical Games, …

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