Airbnb acquires travel activities marketplace, trip4real

 Airbnb has bought a Barcelona-based travel startup it was advising and partnering with: Trip4real offers a marketplace of experiences for tourists to browse and book ahead of time to lend their...

DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, raises £6.25M

 DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, has raised £6.25 million in new funding. Read More Source: Techcrunch/europe DueCourse, a cloud-based invoice financing service for SMEs, raises £6.25M

Bazillion Beings are AI-driven bots that have to earn their keep… or die

Back in March Microsoft CEO Nadella announced “Bots are the new apps” while The Economist calls chat bots “the next frontier”. So that’s the hype taken care of but what does...

Here’s your chance to get into TechCrunch’s AI Pavilion at Disrupt London for free

 According to one estimate, there are roughly 900 tech companies working in the AI field, covering everything from business intelligence to finance and security. The AI gold rush started in 2014...

Singapore’s ViSenze raises $10.5M to bring the benefits of AI to e-commerce

 There’s another round for an artificial intelligence startup in Asia that’s focused on e-commerce. Fresh from a Sequoia-led investment in Mad Street Den, Singapore-based ViSenze has closed a $10.5 million Series...

Carbon raises $81 million for international expansion of its rapid 3-D printing tech

 Large manufacturers of high-tech products, from luxury vehicles to elastomers and resins, have lined up to invest in and partner with Carbon (formerly known as Carbon 3D) the Redwood City, Calif. company...

Here’s your shot at free exhibit space at TechCrunch’s Healthtech Pavilion at Disrupt London

 While Europe’s technology ecosystem is growing, there’s sometimes a view that it lags behind the U.S. for HealthTech or Health 2.0, or whatever you want to call it. But that’s basically...

EU digital copyright reform proposals slammed as regressive

 The European Commission’s proposals to reform the region’s copyright rules, published in draft form today, have been criticized by tech companies and digital rights groups as regressive and a missed opportunity...

Naspers’ PayU buys Citrus Pay for $130M in cash to expand in India

 Hundreds of millions of dollars of investment have been put into commerce startups in the fast-growing market of India, from marketplaces like Flipkart and Snapdeal through to payment startups like PayTM....

Meet the London startup powering Just Eat’s new illuminated scooters

 Just Eat’s new range of branded illuminated scooters feature backlit boxes carrying the new Just Eat logo and will soon be lighting up the streets of London. Read More Source: Techcrunch/europe Meet the...

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