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Hyperlooping Miss Daisy

Hyperlooping Miss Daisy

  With all the talk about driverless, autonomous cars, Uber as a disrupter and Space Flights for the everyman how about going from San Francisco to LA in a Tube at 760 miles per hour. How about that Miss Daisy? Well its true. Hyperloop Technologies on Wednesday successfully tested the propulsion piece of their People […]

Mirantis scores huge OpenStack win with VW

Mirantis scores huge OpenStack win with VW

Mirantis, one of the last pure play OpenStack startups left standing announced a major win today when VW chose them over Red Hat for an enormous OpenStack implementation. It was huge for Mirantis and for the open source OpenStack project. VW knew it wanted to run a private cloud on OpenStack. The only question was the […]

AccorHotels acquires Onefinestay for $170 million

AccorHotels acquires Onefinestay for $170 million

AccorHotels is acquiring Onefinestay for around $170 million (£117 million). The company is also committing to a $70 million investment in Onefinestay (£50 million) over the next few years. Onefinestay is a London-based startup that provides an Airbnb for high-end homes combined with a hotel-like service for hosts and travelers. The startup raised $40 million […]

Reddit’s firing up a thread on the Panama Papers leak

Reddit’s firing up a thread on the Panama Papers leak

The good folks at Reddit are already getting their Redditors fired up about the massive document dump we reported earlier this evening. There’s an official link to the trove of information that more than 200 journalists have been combing through for the better part of a year available here. And there’s an informational video available […]

A rant about why Snapchat 2.0 is no disappearing teen fad

A rant about why Snapchat 2.0 is no disappearing teen fad

Snapchat 2.0 Is Not A Disappearing Teen Fad Ignore Snapchat at your own peril. It’s a lot more than sexts and ephemeral photos. Today’s Chat 2.0 update makes Snapchat a competitor to your phone itself. What started as an app for horny high school kids has blossomed into the most vibrant communication platform on the […]

A new accelerator report suggests that independent work is most effective

A new accelerator report suggests that independent work is most effective

Today, a $2.3 million private-public partnership called the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) is releasing its first major report, in collaboration with Village Capital, a seed-stage accelerator that operates development programs for early-stage entrepreneurs around the world. Led by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), the goal of GALI is to determine how effective accelerator programs really […]

Apple’s iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro are now available for pre-order

Apple’s iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro are now available for pre-order

Apple’s unveiled its new four-inch iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro earlier this week, and now the two devices are up for pre-order in the first wave of countries. Customers in 12 countries — Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, UK and U.S. — can go ahead and prepare to part with their […]

India’s BigBasket lands $150M to expand its online grocery service

India’s BigBasket lands $150M to expand its online grocery service

There’s more money flowing into India’s e-commerce space after BigBasket, a Bangalore-based company that sells and delivers groceries online, landed a $150 million investment led by The Abraaj Group in the UAE. The Series D round also includes participation from new backers International Finance Corporation and Sands Capital, as well as existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Helion Advisors, Zodius […]

Whill receives FDA approval for the Model M, its new mobility device

Whill receives FDA approval for the Model M, its new mobility device

Japanese startup Whill’s Model M, a motorized wheelchair alternative, has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. This means that the Model M can now be prescribed by physicians as a medical device and covered by insurance. Whill has raised about $12.85 million in funding so far from investors including the […]

Now the cloud wars (really) begin

Now the cloud wars (really) begin

Aaron Levie Crunch Network Contributor Aaron Levie is the Chief Executive Officer of Box. More posts by this contributor: How to join the network Thomas Watson, the founder of IBM, presciently once said, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”  While a seemingly absurd notion on the surface, it’s becoming a […]