A Lime scooter rider died this morning in Washington, D.C., marking the second fatality this month

Lime, the 18-month-old, San Francisco-based company whose bright green bicycles and scooters now dot cities throughout the U.S., launched a pilot program in Tacoma, Washington, today, but that tiny victory might have felt short-lived. The reason: on the opposite side of the country, a Lime rider was killed today by an …

Women Have Given $217 Million More to Democrats Than Republicans This Election. And It’s Giving Female Candidates a Big Boost

Women are donating more money to candidates in Tuesday’s midterm election than ever before, and it’s giving a major boost to Democratic women. The 2018 election cycle, taking place amid the tumultuous second year of the Trump presidency, has seen a large increase in the share of campaign donations made …

Everyday Genius — 4 Household Businesses That Are Hidden Money-Makers

Most of us spend a considerable amount of money each year maintaining our homes, keeping them clean and making them more comfortable and cosy. So if you’re struggling for a startup idea, you could do worse than consider providing household products or services. If you want to be an everyday …

How This 24-Year-Old College Dropout Built a $5 Billion Business in Just 5 Years

Finding clean, affordable hotels in India can be a traveler’s nightmare. Too often, what looks good on a website turns out to be a roach-infested room in a crumbling building where water has to be schlepped to the bathroom in a bucket. Ritesh Agarwal’s solution is a booking app that …

Introduction to Nest.js for Angular Developers

In this post, we’ll be introducing Nest.js for Angular developers. Nest.js is particularly interesting for them since it was heavy inspired by Angular and built for TypeScript. So what’s Nest.js? Nest.js is an open source MIT-licensed progressive Node framework, written in TypeScript and sharing many concepts with Angular. It’s for …

Episode 73 – Getting and Using Customer Feedback for Smart Growth with John Li from Pickfu

My guest today is John Li, co-founder of Pickfu.  John is a really sharp dude, with a very unique service.  A service that started as a side project and became a standalone business sort of on accident…more on that in the episode. Pickfu is a consumer feedback tool that allows …

Technology Paved the Way for the Online Casino Business

We are living in a time where the advancement in technology is moving faster than ever before. The advancement the last couple of years in various branches within fintech will, and have already, change the world in many ways. Artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, enhancement in 3D technology – …

Breaking Down Bitcoin: Blockchain Demystified Infographic

SurveyMonkey and Global Blockchain Business Council polled 5,700 adults in January and found that 60% of Americans have heard of Bitcoin, 5% own it and more than 20% are considering buying it.  This begs the question, should they? Governments, financial institutions, famous investors such as Warren Buffet and TV personalities …

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America 2018

We’re excited to head to São Paulo, Brazil on November 8 for TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Latin America. Yes, we’re bringing our premier startup pitch competition to Latin America and launching 15 of the hottest startups in the region onstage for the first time. We’ll also be joined by some leading …

One Thing You Should Always Check After You Buy Airline Tickets

It’s always a good idea to carefully check your airline tickets for issues once they’re issued. You can catch — and correct for free within 24 hours — name misspellings, incorrect identification numbers or even booking the wrong date. Thankfully a TPGreader was diligent about checking her ticket, and by …

Facebook already hit with a lawsuit tied to the latest data breach

That didn’t take long. Hours after Facebook revealed that at least 50 million users were “directly affected” by a data breach, two of the social network’s users have come together in a class-action lawsuit. It started early on Friday. Facebook alerted users that a security issue had been discovered on …

MileIQ: The easier way to track business mileage

Looking for an easier way to track business mileage? Well, you’re in luck. MileIQ is a top-notch solution for tracking mileage, and offers a plethora of convenient ways to log and process business-approved travel. What’s more, Microsoft Office 365 users have access to this tool, along with plenty of other …

Sonita Alizadeh narrowly avoided being a child bride. Now she raps about ending forced marriage.

Several years ago, Sonita Alizadeh’s parents were considering selling her into marriage in order to pay for her older brother’s bride. Alizadeh, an Afghan refugee who was living in Iran at the time, dreamt instead of getting an education.  While such conflict plays out for millions of girls around the …

Stephen Hawking’s final paper about black holes is now online

Stephen Hawking<a href=”https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/13/stephen-hawking-has-died-at-76/”> passed away earlier this year at the age of 76, but his incredible intellect isn’t yet done contributing to the scientific community. The acclaimed physicist’s final paper is now online for anyone to read and it revisits some mysteries of the physical world that came to define …

Disney to invest in more original content for Hulu, expand service internationally

In addition to plans to launch its own Netflix rival, Disney+, next year, the company says it also plans to increase investment in its other streaming service, Hulu. Thanks its buyout of 21st Century Fox, Disney now own 60 percent of the TV streaming service, which it gives it “considerable …

5 ways to monitor and grow your lawn and garden brand online

Your brand’s online reputation is incredibly important — especially if you’re a small business trying to compete with the marketing budgets of much larger companies. While your online reputation is one of your biggest assets, it can also be one of the biggest risks. Businesses that operate within the lawn …

5 Content Strategies Your Business Needs

Creating an attractive, functional website is a prerequisite for a good content marketing strategy. Customers must find the website user-friendly, interactive, and attractive. Most visitors to a website are either visually drawn to or repelled from the appearance of the website. Do not think for a single second that completing …

Gemini dollars: The most promising thing to happen to crypto in months

GUEST: Earlier this week, the Winklevoss twins announced a new currency built on the Ethereum blockchain that can be used for low cost cross-border transactions, all backed by the U.S. dollar. To date the Winklevoss twins have made the news for their efforts to bring cryptocurrencies into the mainstream. The …

Khosla GP Ben Ling is raising his own VC fund and it’s called Bling Capital

Ben Ling has filed to raise up to $60 million for a new fund called Bling Capital. Bling has long been Ling’s nickname both professionally and among friends. The early Facebook executive is still a general partner at Khosla Ventures, the firm confirmed this morning. We’ve reached out to Ling …