English teaching service VIPKID raises $200M and reportedly hits a $1.5B valuation

VIPKID, an online English teaching tool, announced today that it has raised $200 million in financing. That financing round values the company at $1.5 billion, according to a report by Bloomberg. That wouldn’t just give VIPKID unicorn status — it also … Read More

New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package

Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics engineering at South … Read More

Latch adds HomeKit-approved smart lock to its enterprise suite

Smart access startup Latch, which targets the enterprise market in the U.S., selling smart lock hardware and access control services to building owners and operators, has added a third product to its portfolio. The ‘Latch C’ is notable as its first … Read More

Weebly HQ’s Hidden Tunnels and Secret Rooms | TC Cribs

Colleen Taylor takes a tour of Weebly, the blogging platform that hosts over 15 million websites. Weebly’s website creator allows you to create pages by easily dragging and dropping content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps. Subscribe to … Read More

SECP witnesses massive 110 percent growth in companies registration during July 2017

The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) during the month of July 2017 registered 814 new companies. As compared to the corresponding month of the last financial year, it represents a growth of 110 percent. The massive increase in number … Read More

10 strange facts about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos briefly claimed the “Richest Person on Earth” title at the end of July before Bill Gates reclaimed it back again as Amazon’s stocks fell. Bezos is known to have an energetic personality and he isn’t afraid … Read More

Quick Recap of the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards

Everything you need to know about the 10th Annual Crunchies in 74 seconds. The Crunchies are TechCrunch’s annual awards show in San Francisco, CA. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e TechCrunch kicks off 2017 with the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards Show, … Read More

MuckerLab the Startup Accelerator Amping Up LA’s Tech Ecosystem

One of the leading new startup accelerators in L.A. is MuckerLab, so while TechCrunch TV was in Southern California recently we stopped by to take a look inside and find out about what makes the program tick. Co-founder Will Hsu … Read More

ClassPass Is Worth $400 Million

Darrell chats with ClassPass CEO Payal Kadakia about fitness and growth onstage at Disrupt NY 2015. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e TechCrunch Disrupt is one of the most anticipated technology conferences of the year. From May 4th – May 6th, … Read More

Prisma shifts focus to b2b with an API for AI-powered mobile effects

The startup behind the Prisma style transfer app is shifting focus onto the b2b space, building tools for developers that draw on its expertise using neural networks and deep learning technology to power visual effects on mobile devices. It’s launched … Read More