Twitch to start selling video games this week

Video game streaming site Twitch will soon begin selling PC games and other in-game content on its site, the company says. We understand the games...

Yep, more later-stage companies are taking on venture debt

Venture debt has been much in the news lately. Earlier this month, for example, we learned that , an online company that sells vintage...

Developers can finally respond to App Store reviews – here’s how it works

With of iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4, Apple has made a significant change to how its App Stores operate. At long last, developers now...

Bitcoin just surged past $2,000 for the first time

The world’s most popular cryptocurrency is now worth over $2,000 per coin.  That’s according to a range of bitcoin exchanges, including Coinbase and Kraken....

The bizarre naming trends that modern startups follow

Joanna GlasnerContributor is a reporter for .More posts by this contributor:Startups put great effort into finding the perfect name. Ideally, it should be short,...

SoftBank’s massive Vision Fund raises $93 billion in its first close

SoftBank’s huge $100 billion investment fund — the largest tech fund in history —  its first close today… and it’s huge.The Japanese telecom giant revealed...

Books and roses

Anyone who thinks paper books are dead has never been in a Barcelona bookshop the day before Sant Jordi. The Patron Saint festival is Catalunya’s equivalent of...

Deep Algo offers simple code visualization for people who don’t know how to code

was one of the more fascinating companies on display in Startup Alley at TechCrunch Disrupt this week. The French team aims to make...

Online grocery platform Farmdrop raises £7M Series A led by Atomico

, a farmer-friendly online grocery platform based in the U.K., has raised £7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Atomico, the...

Project recreates cities in rich 3D from images harvested online

People are taking photos and videos all over major cities, all the time, from every angle. Theoretically, with enough of them, you could map...

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Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public “as early as next month,” .Citing sources, Bloomberg reports the IPO could...

Google updates its Cloud Speech API with support for more languages, word-level timestamps

Google’s , which has allowed developers to use Google’s services to transcribe spoken words into text since its launch in 2016, is getting a...

Female founders take charge in Vietnam

Will GreeneContributorWill Greene runs , a consultancy that supports science and tech innovation in Asia. The first time Huong Tran pitched a group of...