Munchery closes after raising $125m, citing rotten revenue numbers

The 8-year-old meal kit delivery startup announced it will close after years of financial struggles in a highly saturated market.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 23, 2019

The Pill Club raises $51m to eliminate ‘contraceptive deserts’ 

A birth control delivery startup called The Pill Club raised $51m to expand its prescription-based services across the country.

Conor Grant • January 23, 2019

TomTom sold its telematics business for $1B to focus on out-mapping Google

The Dutch location-mapping company TomTom sold its fleet management business for $1B to focus on competing with Google and Here in in-car mapping.

Conor Grant • January 23, 2019

Two heads are better than one: Yesterday’s biggest partnerships 

In the spirit of market domination, industry behemoths like Apple, Starbucks and Toyota have inked some high-profile partnerships in hopes of taking over their respective markets.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 23, 2019

Airbnb launches a new division that will begin testing its own prototype homes by 2019

Airbnb adds architect to its resume with its new project called “Backyard,” an urban planning project that will test the distribution of its own prototype homes by 2019.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 30, 2018

Roam raises $12m to build bionic suits for the people who really need them — tired skiers

A startup called Roam raised $12m to build bionic suits that help skiers stay on the slopes longer.

Conor Grant • November 30, 2018

Microsoft wins $480m bid to supply the US Army with its AR headsets

Microsoft wins a $480m contract to supply the US military with its HoloLens AR headset for live combat as well as combat training.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 30, 2018

Tricking influencers into spending $640 on $35 shoes is the PR stunt 2018 deserves

Payless ShoeSource faked a luxury shoe launch and tricked influencers into paying more than 10x for their discount kicks -- all for a commercial.

Conor Grant • November 30, 2018

Avast, suburb-lubbers! Pirates off the starboard porch 

As the holiday season approaches, Porch Pirates are running rampant, and now a fairly new market is making its way to the front lines.

Conor Grant • November 29, 2018

Bird will allow entrepreneurs to manage their own fleet of Bird scooters

Bird announced it will sell its scooters to entrepreneurs who can rent and brand them anyway they so please.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 29, 2018

Audi and other impatient businesses are taking 5G’s future into their own hands

Audi and other fast-moving companies are building out their own private 5G networks to take advantage of the faster connectivity before it’s available to the average iPhone.

Conor Grant • November 29, 2018

Google workers petitioned the tech giant to end yet another problematic partnership

Google employees have urged the search engine behemoth to cancel its plans to build a censored version of its product for the Chinese market.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 29, 2018

This $125m pig poop partnership plans to save the climate one turd at a time

What do you get when you combine the world’s largest pork producer and a huge energy company? A whole lotta pig poop -- enough to heat thousands of homes.

Conor Grant • November 28, 2018

Apple unveils app development camp the same day it appeals its app-based antitrust suit

Apple unveils its app-developer camp geared toward female-led app startups the same day its app-based antitrust lawsuit thrown out.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 28, 2018

Fox Nation is a streaming service for Fox fanatics, but it won’t out-stream Netflix

Fox Nation, a new stand-alone streaming app from Fox news, offers extra content for die-hards -- but not a long-term solution to Fox’s Netflix problem.

Conor Grant • November 28, 2018

A Vietnamese ed-tech startup called Topica raised $50m

Vietnamese ed-tech startup, Topico, raised $50m, making it one of the largest funding rounds for a Vietnamese company to date.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 28, 2018

Atari is back and profitable thanks to RollerCoaster Tycoon

Atari’s CEO announces the company is profitable again, as it continues to grow and rebuild its brand in the age of nostalgia.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 27, 2018

‘Neo-banks’ have already raised 4x as much as they did in all of 2017

‘Neo-banks’ are attracting a younger audience with their fee-free philosophy, and new age design on mobile banking.

Wes Schlagenhauf • November 27, 2018

China’s $9B GPS replacement is 2 small steps closer to global coverage

China’s Beidou satellite positioning network, designed to replace Chinese reliance on US-owned GPS, is almost ready for a smartphone near you.

Conor Grant • November 27, 2018

GM fires 14k workers it no longer needs so it can finance its self-driving operations

GM shook up its global operation to shift resources away from gas guzzlers and toward electric and self-driving cars.

Conor Grant • November 27, 2018

Gobble diem: the headlines you missed over the holiday

We’ve given thanks. Now, it’s back to the grind. Here’s a rundown of headlines you probably missed whilst shoving your face full of stuffing.

Lindsey Quinn • November 26, 2018

Series-Bee: Meet the startups trying to save America’s ailing bee population

A number of startups are working around the clock to find tech-rooted solutions to the bee-pocalypse.

Zachary Crockett • November 21, 2018

Monroe, Ohio, will be the home to America’s first robo-warehouse

Kroger and technology partner Ocado plan to launch a flagship automated warehouse in a suburb outside Cincinnati.

Conor Grant • November 21, 2018

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