Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat

Twitter leads $100M round in top Indian regional social media platform ShareChat

Is there room for another social media platform? ShareChat, a four-year-old social network in India that serves tens of million of people in regional languages, just answered that question with a $100 million financing round led by global giant Twitter . Other than Twitter, TrustBridge Partners, and existing investors Shunwei Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, SAIF […]

Transsion’s Future Hub and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

Transsion’s Future Hub and Kenya’s Wapi Capital partner on Africa fund

Transsion Future Hub, a subsidiary of Chinese mobile-phone and device maker Transsion, is teaming up with Kenya’s Wapi Capital to source and fund early-stage African fintech startups. Headquartered in Shenzhen, Transsion is a top-seller of smartphones in Africa that recently confirmed its imminent IPO. In 2019 it opened and financed Future Hub, an incubator and […]

Showcase your startup in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2019

Showcase your startup in Startup Alley at Disrupt SF 2019

What’s the lifeblood of any early-stage startup? Money and media coverage. Opportunities to acquire both abound at Disrupt San Francisco 2019, our flagship tech conference that takes place on October 2-4. It’s all about networking and making the right connections to make your startup dreams come true, and there’s no better networking mecca than Startup […]

Apple's warning: Break Safari's web-tracking rules and we'll hit back

Apple's warning: Break Safari's web-tracking rules and we'll hit back

iTunes customers sue Apple for allegedly selling their data The lawsuit claims that Apple has violated the privacy of its users in the quest for profit. Apple’s Safari WebKit team has posted its official policy on web-tracking prevention, which it implemented in Safari’s Intelligent Tracking Prevention (ITP) technology. ITP broadly aims to limit marketers from […]

How Facebook does IT

How Facebook does IT

If you have ever worked at any sizable company, the word “IT” probably doesn’t conjure up many warm feelings. If you’re working for an old, traditional enterprise company, you probably don’t expect anything else, though. If you’re working for a modern tech company, though, chances are your expectations are a bit higher. And once you’re […]

Google Search gets expanded college search features

Google Search gets expanded college search features

Google today announced a number of new features for students looking for more information about U.S. colleges. Last year, Google Search introduced new widgets with information about 4-year universities. Today, it is expanding this to 2-year colleges. The company says that searches for ‘community colleges near me’ saw a 120 percent increase in the past […]

Samsung’s Note 10 game streaming arrives in August

Samsung’s Note 10 game streaming arrives in August

Update: Samsung has since adjusted timing. The app will be available this month, not early September as originally reported. PlayGalaxy Link got fleetingly little stage time at last week’s Unpacked event. It’s true that Samsung had a lot of information to jam into the hour-long press conference, but the offering was glazed over during a […]

Meet the TC Top Picks for Disrupt SF 2019

Meet the TC Top Picks for Disrupt SF 2019

Honestly, the creativity and quality of early-stage startups and their founders never ceases to amaze us. When we issued the call for applications to our TC Top Picks program for Disrupt San Francisco 2019, the response was overwhelming — and the competition was off the hook. Our editors dug in and managed to narrow the […]