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Zenreach raises $30M to help businesses boost their marketing with free WiFi

Zenreach is announcing that it has raised $30 million in Series C funding. The round comes from venture capital firms like Maverick Ventures, Maverick.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Revolut launches a premium subscription and starts raising a new round

Fintech startup Revolut has been a free service and that’s not going to change. But the company is adding a premium tier with more features for.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Samsung is aiming to widen access to contactless payments

While Samsung’s most high profile contactless payment push is the eponymous Samsung Pay — aka its mobile payments product, which competes with the likes of.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Acer’s S 13 makes the case for the inexpensive ultrabook worth having

Acer has made a lot of ultrabooks, but the only one worth mentioning is the current S 13. Priced aggressively even for the “high-end” model, as configured, it.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Nomadic wants to bring VR you can feel to your local movie theater

On the outskirts of the Bay Area, my Lyft driver jokingly asked me if I wanted to leave him my number in case I didn’t return from where I was headed. I would.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Senate votes to allow ISPs to collect personal data without permission

The broadband privacy rules created by the FCC last year and vigorously debated last night are in danger after the Senate voted to repeal them this morning… – TechCrunch

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YouTube’s automatic captioning system can now describe sound effects

YouTube has long had an automatic captioning system that, thanks to Google’s machine learning advances in recent years, has gotten pretty good at.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Alaska Airlines is killing off Virgin America and Richard Branson says it’s OK to cry

Alaska Airlines has announced they are killing off the Virgin America brand sometime in 2019. Sad? Angry? You’re not alone. Richard Branson, founder of.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Years after crashing on Travis Kalanick’s couch, this founder has raised $18M for his startup, Mashape

For Mashape CEO Augusto Marietti, the Silicon Valley dream is playing out as well as could be imagined. In 2009, Marietti and his cofounder Marco.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

WikiLeaks releases new CIA documents describing Mac exploits

WikiLeaks just shared a few new documents as part of the CIA Vault 7 data dump. These documents describe hacking methods allegedly used by the agency to.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

A new app lets you list and Shout

Shout is a sharing app. Think of it as a stripped-down Pinterest for those with no interest in messing with pretty photos of cookies and you get the general.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Another European e2e encrypted Gmail alternative reports rising signups

Tutanota, an end-to-end encrypted email service located in Germany, says it’s seeing an “exponential” uptick in sign-ups — crediting this to growing.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

CALA’s app fits designer clothing to your body using iPhone photos

A new startup called CALA aims to make it easier for new designers to break into the fashion business by offering everything needed to run their e-commerce.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Soundcloud confirms new $70M credit line after failing to close $100M round

Soundcloud — the popular, but unprofitable platform that lets creators post and share music and other audio files — may have been unsuccessful (so far) in.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Hulu’s trailer for The Handmaid’s Tale is appropriately chilling

Hulu’s original series The Handmaid’s Tale, which debuts on April 26, is based on Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, which is a work of fiction. Try to keep that.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

CoreOS extends its Tectonic Kubernetes service to Azure and OpenStack

While CoreOS is probably still best known for its Linux distribution, that was only the company’s gateway drug to a wider range of services. Tectonic, the.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Jaguar Land Rover now offers unlimited in-car data for $20 per month

Following Chevrolet’s lead, Jaguar Land Rover is the latest carmaker to offer an unlimited in-car data plan in the U.S. The AT&T prepaid data plan will.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Amazon to acquire Souq, a Middle East clone once valued at $1B, for $650M

Amazon continues its march across the globe, and one of its newest targets is the Middle East. According to multiple reports that we have confirmed with our.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Facebook introduces a new ad format — product-focused ‘collections’

Facebook is introducing a new ad format that should help retailers showcase their products. The last big addition to Facebook’s ad lineup came last year,.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Years after crashing on Travis Kalanick’s couch, this Italian founder has raised $18 million for his startup

For Mashape CEO Augusto Marietti, the Silicon Valley dream is playing out as well as could be imagined. In 2009, Marietti and his cofounder Marco.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Ripcord gets $9.5 million Series A for its corporate file digitization service

The way Ripcord CEO Alex Fielding discusses chief competitor Iron Mountain, the record keeping company sounds like it runs the warehouse from the last scene.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Clarity Money raises another $11 million to help users improve their financial health

Founded by serial entrepreneur Adam Dell, Clarity Money makes a personal finance app that aims to help users lower their monthly bills and improve their.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Samsung’s pocket watch is a weird concept that raises interesting questions about wearables

Samsung’s hybrid pocket watch concept raises a lot more questions than it answers. That’s due, in part, to the fact that the company isn’t offering all.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Super Mario Run hits Android, rolls out version two on iOS

Super Mario Run hit Android a day early. Originally expected today, March 23, per Nintendo’s earlier announcement, the game arrived on the Google Play Store.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Instagram begins blurring some sensitive content, opens two-factor to all

Instagram is already doing a lot to spot and censor posts that violate its community guidelines, like outright porn, but now it’s also taking steps to block.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Facebook Messenger rolls out mention alerts and message Reaction emoji

Group chat will get a bit less chaotic with the global rollout of two Facebook Messenger features it was previously testing in Vietnam. Users can now.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Zently provides a better way for renters to connect with their landlords

A startup called Zently hopes to improve the process of renting a home or apartment by making it easier for renters to split bills, pay for their rent and.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Walmart’s Vudu app now converts your physical movies to digital for $2 each

Want to build a movie library without having to re-purchase all the DVDs and Blu-rays you already purchased? Walmart’s streaming video service Vudu has you.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

Tencent leads $350M investment in Chinese photo/streaming app Kuaishou

Earlier this month, we reported that China-based photo app firm Kuaishou is gearing up for an IPO in the U.S. later this year. Well the company, which also.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch

AT&T and Verizon join advertising boycott against Google over offensive YouTube videos

AT&T and Verizon are the latest companies to pull advertising from Google’s display network amid concerns that company does not do enough to prevent ads.. – TechCrunch

March 23rd, 2017 Tech News, TechCrunch