Technology News

  • Snyk raises $22M on a $100M valuation to detect security vulnerabilities in open source code
    by Ingrid Lunden on September 25, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Open source software is now a $14 billion+ market and growing fast, in use in one way or another in 95 percent of all enterprises. But that expansion comes with a shadow: open source components can come with vulnerabilities, and so their widespread use in apps become a liability to a company’s cybersecurity. Now, a […]

  • Gamer with terminal cancer achieves 'Ultimate' goal
    on September 25, 2018 at 9:40 am

    Chris Taylor who has bone cancer got to play Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate game early following a social media campaign. […]

  • Facebook sends Sphero robots so classrooms can apply coding education
    by Josh Constine on September 25, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Program a robotic toy to move and you could be hooked on coding for life. That’s the idea behind Facebook’s newest educational initiative called CodeFWD. It provides online coding tutorials for teachers and students powered by, and if classrooms finish those, they can apply to be sent a free Bolt robot from Sphero, makers […]

  • Applications for TC Top Picks at Disrupt Berlin 2018 close Friday
    by Leslie Hitchcock on September 25, 2018 at 9:00 am

    If you’ve even vaguely considered applying to be a TechCrunch Top Pick at Disrupt Berlin 2018, which takes place on 29-30 November, you need to act now. The application window closes on Friday 28 September, so get moving and apply to be a TC Top Pick today. Why would you want to be selected as a […]

  • India’s budget hotel startup OYO raises $1B for international growth
    by Jon Russell on September 25, 2018 at 8:42 am

    OYO, the India-based startup that operates a network of budget hotels, has pulled in $1 billion in new funding to grow its business in China and expand into other international markets. The majority of the funding — $800 million, to be exact — was led by SoftBank’s Vision Fund with participation from Lightspeed, Sequoia and Greenoaks Capital. OYO […]

  • Instagram co-founders Systrom and Krieger leaving Facebook-owned firm
    on September 25, 2018 at 8:39 am

    The departure of Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger is the latest test for parent company Facebook. […]

  • Picfair gives every photographer on its marketplace their own store
    by Steve O'Hear on September 25, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Picfair, the photo marketplace that competes with Getty and Shutterstock by giving photographers a fairer deal, is adding a major update to its offering today. The London-based startup is launching Picfair Stores, giving the 35,000 photographers on its marketplace the ability to create their own free independent online store. Customers who buy from a Picfair […]

  • Apply for a Country Pavilion at Disrupt Berlin 2018
    by Leslie Hitchcock on September 25, 2018 at 8:00 am

    On 29-30 November — in less than two short months — thousands of tech startup founders, investors, innovators and entrepreneurs will make their way to Germany to attend Disrupt Berlin 2018. It’s an amazing showcase of the latest and greatest startups and technologies from across Europe and around the world. We’re serious about international participation, […]

  • Topia’s Brynne Kennedy to speak on global talent at Disrupt Berlin this November
    by Mike Butcher on September 25, 2018 at 7:17 am

    TechCrunch is returning to Europe with Disrupt Berlin to talk with the best and brightest people in tech from Europe and the rest of the world. In addition to fireside chats and panels, new startups will participate in the Startup Battlefield Europe to win the coveted Battlefield cup. You should grab your ticket to Disrupt […]

  • Chinese electric scooter startup Niu files for $150M U.S. public offering
    by Catherine Shu on September 25, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Chinese electric scooter startup Niu Technologies has filed for an initial public offering on Nasdaq to raise up to $150 million. In its form, Niu said it is “the largest lithium-ion battery-powered e-scooters company in China,” according to data from China Insights Consultancy, and also a market leader in Europe based on sales volume. Founded […]