Shyp is preparing for a comeback under new management

Shyp is preparing for a comeback under new management

Fifteen months after shutting down, Shyp is getting ready to launch again. The startup tweeted today that “We are back! We’re hard at work to rebuild an unparalleled shipping experience. Before we begin operations again, we’d love to hear your feedback in this quick survey. We look forward to working with you and can’t wait Read more about Shyp is preparing for a comeback under new management[…]

Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.]

Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.]

Update: An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch “This afternoon we had an issue that impacted some Alexa customers’ ability to interact with the service. The Alexa service is now operating normally.” If your requests to Alexa are being met with answers like “I’m having some trouble, please try again later,” you are not alone. Multiple users Read more about Having trouble with Amazon Alexa? You’re not the only one. [Update: It’s fixed.][…]

Korean e-commerce unicorn Coupang hires Walmart’s former global chief compliance officer

Korean e-commerce unicorn Coupang hires Walmart’s former global chief compliance officer

Coupang, the unicorn that is defining e-commerce in Korea, announced today that it has hired Jay Jorgensen, Walmart’s former global chief ethics and compliance officer, to serve as its general counsel and chief compliance officer. Jorgensen will relocate to Seoul for the position. Founded in 2010, with a total of $3.4 billion raised from investors Read more about Korean e-commerce unicorn Coupang hires Walmart’s former global chief compliance officer[…]

AgroStar gets $27M Series C to give more Indian farmers increase crop production with data analytics

AgroStar gets $27M Series C to give more Indian farmers increase crop production with data analytics

Indian agriculture tech startup AgroStar announced today that it has raised a $27 million Series C for its platform, which helps farmers increase crop production, manage orders and buy supplies online. The round was led by Bertelsmann India Investments, with participation from returning investors Accel, Chiratae Ventures and Aavishkaar Bharat Fund. AgroStar bills its app Read more about AgroStar gets $27M Series C to give more Indian farmers increase crop production with data analytics[…]

All your meme are belong to AOC

All your meme are belong to AOC

Memes are the new vernacular of political culture and we dismiss them at our own peril. Liberals learned this the hard way late in the presidential campaign, when they began realizing how deftly the alt-right was able to use viral jokes, hashtags, and images as a propaganda tool, often to bolster white supremacist ideology. The phenomenon Read more about All your meme are belong to AOC[…]

Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub

Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub

Chamberlain Group, which owns several security and access brands including the myQ smart garage hub, has added two new companies to its portfolio: connected door lock maker Lockitron and wi-fi home security camera startup Tend. In a press statement, Chamberlain Group CEO JoAnna Sohovich said Tend and Lockitron’s produts will be integrated into myQ. “We Read more about Chamberlain Group acquires Lockitron and Tend for its myQ smart garage hub[…]

Go-Jek extends ride-hailing service to the rest of Singapore

Go-Jek extends ride-hailing service to the rest of Singapore

After a limited rollout, Go-Jek said today that it will extend its ride-hailing service to all of Singapore tomorrow while continuing its beta phase. The Indonesian-based company began offering rides in Singapore at the end of November, but only for passengers riding to and from certain areas. It https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/gojek-introduces-dynamic-pricing-move-will-likely-attract-more-drivers-to-joinintroduced dynamic pricing there, which increases prices Read more about Go-Jek extends ride-hailing service to the rest of Singapore[…]

Tesla shares fall 7.6% following price cuts in China and Elon Musk’s promise to reimburse missed tax credits

Tesla shares fall 7.6% following price cuts in China and Elon Musk’s promise to reimburse missed tax credits

Monday was a tough day for the U.S. stock market, but Tesla shares were hit especially hard. The stock fell by 7.6 percent after Tesla cut the Model 3’s price in China and CEO Elon Musk promised to reimburse U.S. customers if they miss a tax credit deadline due to Model 3 shipment delays. Reuters Read more about Tesla shares fall 7.6% following price cuts in China and Elon Musk’s promise to reimburse missed tax credits[…]

Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach

Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach

Quora said today that a security breach may have compromised data from about 100 million users. In an email sent to users today and a blog post by CEO Adam D’Angelo, the company said a “malicious third party” gained unauthorized access to Quora’s systems on Friday. Its internal security teams and a “leading digital forensics Read more about Quora says 100 million users may have been affected by data breach[…]

SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor

SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor

SparkLabs Taipei, part of SparkLabs Group, the global network of accelerator programs and funds that works with emerging startup ecosystems, has raised $4.25 million in an initial close led by CTBC Group, along with individual investors, for its first venture capital fund. SparkLabs Taipei also announced today that it has added Atlanta Hawks player Jeremy Read more about SparkLabs Taipei closes initial $4.25M for its first fund, adds Jeremy Lin as an advisor[…]