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Ole Harms joins us at Disrupt Berlin to talk about Moia’s first year of exploring mobility

Volkswagen Group’s Moia sub-brand launched last year at TechCrunch Disrupt, with a focus on helping connect the dots between VW’s existing automotive business and a future where city-dwellers also rely heavily on ride pooling and ride hailing services. Moia CEO Ole Harms will join us this year to recap how Moia’s first year in existence has gone, what he company, ... Read More »

Announcing the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin 2017 Agenda

TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin for the first time since the original Disrupt Europe in 2013. Disrupt Berlin 2017 is one of the largest TechCrunch events we’ve held in Europe and general admission and exhibitor packages are still available. You’re not going to want to miss this. The show is jam-packed, and just like every Disrupt, the focus is ... Read More »

PSA: Don’t share your old AIM screen name

Hello it’s the fun police! Were you having a nice time engaging in nostalgia about the death of AOL Instant Messenger? Was it fun to look back on your old AIM login, how young you were, KrazyKat99, without a care in the world? Yes, we at TechCrunch were also tempted to indulge in this requisite millennial nostalgia exercise! I do ... Read More »

The race for the autonomous car is on, and hear FiveAI attack plan at Disrupt Berlin

There’s no doubt that the competition to develop self-driving cars is hotting up. There are over 1 billion cars, trucks and buses on the planet, and that’s not even including off-road vehicles or heavy construction equipment, many of which could be turned into ‘ground drones’ in the future. This is a subject we’ll be turning to at Techcrunch Disrupt Berlin, ... Read More »

It’s time for the internet to block fake emails

Jason Pressman is a managing director at Shasta Ventures and a former vice president of Walmart.com. One of the biggest upsides of the internet is that people from all over the world now have access to virtually anyone anywhere. Everyone is just an email away. That’s also the problem. That same accessibility has left people, businesses and organizations open to ... Read More »

AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century. But with SMS and social apps like Facebook and WhatsApp having conquered chat, AOL is giving up the fight with no ... Read More »

StackCommerce buys Joyus to focus on video and expand into fashion, shopping and beauty

StackCommerce, which sells articles sponsored by brands and published on websites, has acquired the online video marketing company Joyus in an all cash transaction to expand its advertising footprint in media targeting women and work more with online video. The media market for fashion, women’s health, and shopping is a new one for StackCommerce which has worked closely with websites like ... Read More »

Gear up for Disrupt Berlin’s Startup Battlefield and apply today

One dozen days. That’s how much time you have left to apply for the Startup Battlefield at Disrupt Berlin 2017. If you want to introduce your early-stage company to the world, there’s no better place to do so than from the Startup Battlefield main stage. It’s the premier launching pad for startups, as Battlefield alumni — like Mint, Dropbox, Yammer ... Read More »

Yahoo shareholders approve sale to Verizon

Yahoo’s shareholders have approved the sale of Yahoo’s operating business to Verizon in a vote held today and confirmed in a press release sent out following the meeting. The company’s stockholders also voted to approve the advisory vote on the compensation payable to Yahoo’s named executive officers in connection with the completion of the transaction. The final voting results for each of ... Read More »

Startups, I’d like to meet you in Columbus

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