How ZTE became the focal point of US/China relations

How ZTE became the focal point of US/China relations

Here in the States, ZTE has been content with a kind of quiet success. The Chinese smartphone maker has landed in the top five quarter after quarter (sometimes breaking the top three, according to some analysts), behind household names like Apple, Samsung and LG....
Microsoft Pay comes to Outlook

Microsoft Pay comes to Outlook

Microsoft Pay — Microsoft’s answer to Android Pay and Apple Pay that was originally launched in 2016 as Microsoft Wallet — is getting a little more useful today. At Build, Microsoft announced that it will be integrating its digital wallet service into Outlook. This...
Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

Instagram quietly launches payments for commerce

Get ready to shop the ‘Gram. Instagram  just stealthily added a native payments feature to its app for some users. It lets you register a debit or credit card as part of a profile, set up a security pin, then start buying things without ever leaving Instagram. Not...
Shapeways raises a $30 million Series E

Shapeways raises a $30 million Series E

Investors, it seems, aren’t entirely soured on the world of 3D printing. The technology is still making progress in the enterprise sector, and Shapeways is certainly continuing to make a case for it in the world of online marketplaces. This morning, the New York-based...
Uber Acquires JUMP

Uber Acquires JUMP

Uber has acquired bike-sharing startup JUMP for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes shortly after TechCrunch reported that JUMP was in talks with Uber as well as with investors regarding a potential fundraising round involving Sequoia Capital’s Mike Moritz. At...
Self Care Apps are Booming

Self Care Apps are Booming

Millennials may be a bit obsessed with self-care — and it’s beginning to pay off for the makers of self-care and digital wellness apps. According to data from multiple app store intelligence firms, the category is now seeing notable growth. In the first quarter of...
On-demand shipping startup Shyp is shutting down

On-demand shipping startup Shyp is shutting down

After rocketing to a $250 million valuation in 2015 amid a massive hype cycle for on-demand companies, on-demand startup Shyp  is shutting down today. CEO Kevin Gibbon  announced that the company would be shutting down in a blog post this afternoon. The company is...

Dropbox Prepares for IPO

Valuations are much lower than the last round’s, but DBX is still preparing for a big Nasdaq entry – 3rd largest Enterprise Tech IPO in the last 3 years.