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Last chance to get a table in Startup Alley at TC Tel Aviv 2018

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Startups, TechCrunch Tel Aviv 2018 is coming for you in just 2 weeks! As you may know, we’re hosting our  first inaugural day long conference at the Tel Aviv Convention Center on 7 June. The event will feature TechCrunch’s signature stellar programming on Mobility, and we will also have new expo area called Startup Alley, where hundreds of rockstar startups from ALL verticals demo their products to attendees. Check out [...]

Whisk, the smart food platform that makes recipes shoppable, acquires competitor Avocando

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Whisk, the U.K. startup that has built a B2B data platform to power various food apps, including making online recipes ‘shoppable’, has acquired Avocando, a competitor based in Germany. The exact financial terms of the deal remain undisclosed, although TechCrunch understands it was all-cash and that Whisk is acquiring the tech, customer base, integrations, and team. Related to this, Avocando’s founders are joining Whisk. “The team is joining Whisk to [...]

Tradeshift fires-up blockchain to address late payment problem

By | May 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

While the cryptocurrency world continues to swirl around in a daze of troughs and highs, startups are continuing to make use of the fundamental underlying strengths of blockchain technology. A new entrant in this race is Tradeshift, a leading players in supply-chain payments and marketplaces, which is today launching its new service which enables supports blockchain-based finance, or writing all transactions to a public ledger in order to create transparency [...]

Shared housing startups are taking off

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

When young adults leave the parental nest, they often follow a predictable pattern. First, move in with roommates. Then graduate to a single or couple’s pad. After that comes the big purchase of a single-family home. A lawnmower might be next. Looking at the new home construction industry, one would have good reason to presume those norms were holding steady. About two-thirds of new homes being built in the U.S. this year [...]

‘My Data Request’ lists guides to get data about you

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

GDPR is right around the corner, so it’s time to prepare your personal data requests. If you live in the European Union, tech companies have to comply with personal data requests after May 25th. And there’s a handy website that helps you do just that. My Data Request lists dozens of tech companies and tells you how you can contact them. The website also links to the privacy policy of [...]

Siempo’s new app will break your smartphone addiction

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

A new app called Siempo wants to un-addict you from your smartphone and its numerous attention-stealing apps. To do so, Siempo replaces an Android device’s homescreen, while also taking advantage of a number of design principles to push distractions further away, and give you more control over your notifications. The startup, which launched a few weeks ago on Google Play, actually began as a hardware company.  A hardware startup shifts [...]