October 2018

Product Hunt Radio: Gen Z, what ‘the kids these days’ are using, and the future of social apps

By | October 17th, 2018|Technology|

In this episode of Product Hunt Radio, I’m recording from my home in San Francisco to talk to two young entrepreneurs. Tiffany Zhong interned at Product Hunt while she was still in high school. After she finished school, she worked in venture capital before starting Zebra Intelligence, a startup helping brands and old people like [...]

Memory raises $5M to bring AI to time tracking

By | October 17th, 2018|Technology|

Memory, a startup out of Norway and maker of time tracking app Timely, has raised $5 million in further funding. Leading the round is Concentric, and Investinor, with participation from existing investor SNÖ Ventures. The company had previously raised $1 million in 2016 from 500 Startups, and SNÖ. Founded by Mathias Mikkelsen, a designer by [...]

Netflix shares are up after the streaming service adds nearly 7M new subscribers in Q3

By | October 17th, 2018|Technology|

After a disappointing second quarter, Netflix is back in Wall Street’s good graces. The company just released its third-quarter earnings report, and as of 5:30pm East Coast time, the stock is up 12 percent in after-hours trading. The most important number here is subscriber growth, and that’s where Netflix came in way ahead of expectations, [...]

Coinbase now lets you buy and sell ZRX

By | October 16th, 2018|Technology|

Coinbase’s newest asset is live. On Tuesday the popular U.S.-based cryptocurrency platform added support for ZRX, the token representing the 0x Project. On Coinbase, ZRX joins the rarified ranks of Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic and Litecoin. Coinbase ZRX The addition doesn’t come as a surprise. Last week, Coinbase added ZRX to Coinbase Pro, the [...]

Timex builds its first automatic watch in decades

By | October 16th, 2018|Technology|

Leave your smartwatch on the counter because Timex is back with its first automatic watch in decades. Called the Marlin, this 21-jewel timepiece that hearkens back to the days of “Takes a licking, keeps on ticking.” The Marlins cost $249 and come in multiple styles. This particular model, in a rich burgundy, looks like something [...]

Uber and Lyft are responsible for about half of SF’s rise in traffic since 2010, SFCTA says

By | October 16th, 2018|Technology|

Uber and Lyft are often times the ones to blame for the rise in traffic and congestion in cities. In San Francisco, the two ride-hailing services are undoubtedly partially to blame, but not entirely to blame, according to a new study from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority. The gist is that while ride-hailing companies [...]

Jeff Bezos is just fine taking the Pentagon’s $10B JEDI cloud contract

By | October 16th, 2018|Technology|

Some tech companies might have a problem taking money from the Department of Defense, but Amazon isn’t one of them, as CEO Jeff Bezos made clear today at the Wired25 conference. Just last week, Google pulled out of the running for the Pentagon’s $10 billion, 10-year JEDI cloud contract, but Bezos suggested that he was happy [...]

Chinese electric automakers Nio exceeds Q3 delivery target for its ES8 SUV

By | October 15th, 2018|Technology|

Nio, the Chinese electric automaker aiming to compete with Tesla, reported that it delivered 3,268 of its new ES8 vehicles in the third quarter, beating its own target by 9%. The company planned to deliver between 2,900 and 3,000 ES8s in the third quarter, according to Nio CFO Louis T. Hsieh. Nio began deliveries of the [...]

Amazon debuts a retail site for ‘Shark Tank’ products

By | October 15th, 2018|Technology|

Inventor Jamie Siminoff was rejected by the sharks on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in 2013 when trying to make a deal for his video doorbell startup. This year, Amazon bought his company, Ring, for a billion dollars. Now, Amazon is looking for another way to tap into breakout products from the popular TV show – by becoming [...]

New wave founders are headed to Startup Battlefield Latin America

By | October 15th, 2018|Technology|

TechCrunch is thrilled to announce that Rappi co-founder Sebastian Mejia, Enjoie founder Ana McLaren and Konfío founder and CEO David Arana will be joining us on stage at Startup Battlefield Latin America for a panel about new wave startups coming out of the region. What does scaling a delivery startup out of Latin America look like? Where do you find [...]