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Mubi founder Efe Cakarel is coming to Disrupt Berlin –

Most entrepreneurs who have tried to compete with Netflix have failed. But Efe Cakarel isn’t one of them. As the founder and CEO of Mubi, he has created a beloved movie streaming service. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Mubi founder Efe Cakarel is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin. Mubi has been around […] → Read More

Revolut launches stock trading in limited release –

Fintech startup Revolut is launching its stock trading feature today. It’s a Robinhood-like feature that lets you buy and sell shares without any commission. For now, the feature is limited to some Revolut customers with a Metal card. While Robinhood has completely changed the stock trading retail market in the U.S., buying shares hasn’t changed […] → Read More

What happened to the sharing economy? –

A few years ago, Silicon Valley couldn’t stop using a trendy buzzword — the sharing economy. The good old top-down economic model with a clear separation between service providers and clients was falling apart. And huge tech companies disrupted entire industries, from Airbnb to Taskrabbit, Uber, Etsy and Getaround. When you retrospectively look at the […] → Read More

Roxanne Varza to give an update on Station F at Disrupt Berlin –

Station F is the world’s biggest startup campus and it’s based in Paris. Director Roxanne Varza first unveiled Station F at TechCrunch Disrupt back in December 2016. That’s why I’m excited to announce that Station F director Roxanne Varza is joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin to give us an update and tell us about […] → Read More

Blockchain (the company) launches an exchange (The Pit) –

The company called Blockchain is mostly known for its cryptocurrency wallet. Today, the company is also launching an exchange so that you can buy and sell cryptocurrencies without going through a third-party exchange. The company’s exchange is called The Pit and is focused on mainstream adoption and ease of use. It is available in 200 […] → Read More

Apple could release the Apple Card during the first half of August –

According to a new report from Bloomberg, the launch of the Apple Card is imminent. Customers based in the U.S. should be able to order the new credit card at some point during the first half of August. Rumor has it that the most recent update of iOS contains everything needed for the Apple Card. […] → Read More

Apple could gradually switch to new laptop keyboard mechanism starting this fall –

Reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo from TF International Securities has released a new report, as Apple Insider spotted. I’ve read the report and it focuses specifically on keyboard suppliers that would potentially work with Apple . And the company should potentially replace the unreliable butterfly mechanism with a new scissor mechanism. The first laptop that should receive […] → Read More

Revolut tweaks business accounts with new pricing structure –

Fintech startup Revolut announced changes to its business accounts this week. The good news is that if you were thinking about trying Revolut for your business needs, it’s now cheaper to get started. But there are some limits. While Revolut is better known for its regular consumer accounts that let you receive, send and spend […] → Read More

FTC also sues Cambridge Analytica, settles with former CEO and app developer –

As part of the investigation against Facebook’s privacy lapses, the FTC announced today that it is suing Cambridge Analytica. The agency has already agreed to settlement with former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix as well as app developer Aleksandr Kogan. The Federal Trade Commission described the administrative complaint in a press release. It alleged that […] → Read More

Thumbtack raises $150 million for its local services marketplace –

Thumbtack just closed a new funding round of $150 million. Sequoia is leading the round, and the company is now valued at $1.7 billion. TechCrunch’s Kate Clark previously reported that the startup was raising again, but that it was a tough process. In a candid blog post, co-founder and CEO Marco Zappacosta admits that the […] → Read More

LG says smart TVs will gain AirPlay 2 and HomeKit support next week –

In addition to Samsung and Vizio, LG announced earlier this year that it would be adding support for Apple’s ecosystem to its TV operating system. According to a tweet from LG’s Australian account, the webOS update that adds support for HomeKit and AirPlay 2 will be released next week. Homekit is releasing in 1 week. […] → Read More

Apple releases iOS 12.4 with software support for Apple Card –

While iOS 13 is right around the corner with a ton of new features, it isn’t quite ready just yet. Apple has just released iOS 12.4, a new stable update. There aren’t many radical changes, but this is the first version that supports the Apple Card. Apple has been testing its credit card for a […] → Read More

Watch an unfiltered interview of PicsArt founder at Disrupt Berlin –

Smartphones have become a creative playground thanks to cameras and innovative apps, such as PicsArt. With PicsArt, anybody can add filters, stickers and tweak photos and videos in many different ways. It has been a massive hit with 130 million monthly active users. And that’s why I’m excited to announce that PicsArt founder and CEO […] → Read More

Banking startup N26 raises another $170 million at $3.5 billion valuation –

Fintech startup N26 is raising $170 million a few months after raising $300 million. While it’s technically structured as a new round, the company considers today’s new funding as an extension of the Series D round. N26 has only reached out to existing investors. All the investors in the Series D round are investing again, […] → Read More

Coinbase tells you if top holders are buying or selling a crypto asset –

Coinbase is taking advantage of its significant user base to give you more information about trading behavior and price correlation. Given that there are now 15 different cryptocurrencies on Coinbase that you can trade, the new features should provide some signals. In addition to price and variation information, you can see what Coinbase customers with […] → Read More

Stonly lets you create interactive step-by-step guides to improve support –

French startup Stonly wants to empower users so that they can solve their issues by themselves. Instead of relying on customer support agents, Stonly wants to surface relevant content so that you can understand and solve issues. “I’m trying to take the opposite stance of chatbots," founder and CEO Alexis Fogel told me. “The issue […] → Read More

Learn how to change banking one dollar at a time at Disrupt SF –

Fintech startups are the hot new thing. Everybody wants to reinvent the way you manage money, invest and pay for things. That’s why we’re inviting three fintech experts to TechCrunch Disrupt SF to help you learn everything about the space. They know that the bank of the future is not necessarily a bank and that […] → Read More

N26 announces N26 You, a revamped premium account –

Challenger bank N26 has unveiled a new premium plan called N26 You. This plan replaces N26 Black with the same benefits and a few tweaks. N26 is keeping its three-tier system with a free basic bank account, a premium account (N26 You) and a super premium account (N26 Metal). With N26’s free plan, you can […] → Read More

Dejbox wants to deliver food to offices in business districts at scale –

Meet Dejbox, a French food delivery startup that tries to avoid busy cities in order to accommodate people who really need a new lunch option. The company is a full-stack food delivery startup that designs its own meals, cook them, sell them and deliver them. “Corporate headquarters are more and more often far from city […] → Read More

N26 launches its challenger bank in the U.S. –

European fintech startup N26 is now accepting customers in the U.S. The company is launching a bank account with a debit card that should provide a better experience compared to traditional retail banks. If you’re familiar with N26, the product that is going live today won’t surprise you much. Customers in the U.S. can download […] → Read More