Real estate startup Zumper, which offers tools that connect brokers and property managers with potential renters, has today released a new mobile application that allows users to fill out their rental applications – including pulling their Experian credit report – right from their iPhone. The company, which says it’s now seeing over a million monthly visits from web and… Read More
Nominations are now open for The Europas Awards 2015, the European Tech Startup Awards & Invitation-Only Conference. The Europas will be held on June 16, 2015, in London. TechCrunch is the official Media Partner and attendees of The Europas will automatically receive deep discounts on Disrupt Europe to be held later this year. You can nominate your favourite European startup here. (A… Read More
While Amazon is expanding its logistics and delivery business to complement its e-commerce portal, Google is working on ways to make its search experience online more like Amazon’s to grow the number of people that use Google to look for and buy products. Today Google announced that it is turning on Product Ratings in the UK, France and Germany.
Product ratings, first launched in the U.S. Read More
Roposo, a social network and discovery platform for fashion products based in Gurgaon, announced today that it has raised $5 million in new funding from Tiger Global. Read More
One more step ahead for e-commerce giant Amazon in building up its logistics and delivery network, and another for developing services to keep customers coming back for more. This morning the company announced that Dallas is the latest city to get Amazon Prime Now, its one-hour delivery service of “daily essentials” like household items, toys and books. This brings the… Read More
Hotels have sophisticated pricing engines to tell them how much their rooms should cost. Airbnb hosts don’t, or at least didn’t until Beyond Pricing. The startup’s tool plugs into your Airbnb listing, and uses signals about future demand to automatically reprice your room on the fly. Beyond Pricing will charge a 1% fee of people’s Airbnb rate, but can help hosts make 10%… Read More
Movies, financial markets and fashion trends all fall into frenzies, dips and lulls. Consumer apps are much the same. Whether it’s photo-sharing, anonymity or live streaming, it seems that a confluence of apps all doing similar things at the same time is a natural occurrence. Read More
Mango Man Consumer Electronics, a Bangalore-based startup that makes home entertainment hardware, has scooped up $1.75 million in seed funding from Sequoia Capital and India Quotient Fund. Read More
Late last week, our own Jordan Crook reported that Meerkat, the trendy, Twitter-centric livestreaming app, was in the middle of raising a Series B with Greylock Partners leading the charge.
Sure enough, Greylock has just confirmed the investment — and now we know who else invested. And, well, lets just say: Hollywood seems to like Meerkat. Read More
Apple is on a tear in China, where it is seeing record shipments and revenue, but it might be about to step things up a notch there. Bloomberg is today reporting that the U.S. firm is planning to launch a trade-in program in the country for the first time. Read More