Alibaba invests $2.9B in hypermarket operator Sun Art to continue its offline retail push – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Alibaba is continuing its expansion into offline retail after the Chinese e-commerce giant bought up more than one-third of one of Chinese most prolific operators of hypermarket stores. The firm announced today […]

Virgin Hyperloop One lines up two preliminary studies in India – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Hyperloop One, which is now Virgin Hyperloop One thanks to strong backing from billionaire Richard Branson, has signed a couple of new memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Indian government agencies to conduct […]

Hear from leading venture capitalists at Disrupt Berlin – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch TechCrunch Disrupt is returning to Berlin this December, and among the founders and developers speaking, we’re pleased to have leading venture capitalists on stage to talk about fundraising, entrepreneurship and the trends […]

Missouri Attorney General launches an anti-trust investigation against Google – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Missouri is launching an investigation into whether Google has broken its consumer protection and antitrust laws. In a statement, the state’s Attorney General, Josh Hawley, said that his office has issued a […]

Physical storage startup Makespace has a new CEO to represent it – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Makespace, one of the many startups that launched to give consumers a new option for storing their stuff, has a new chief executive, TechCrunch has confirmed. The company’s thirty year-old co-founder and […]

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

Shared from TechCrunch 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 […]

Acorns to launch new retirement accounts after buying Portland fintech startup, Vault – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Micro-investment service, Acorns, which automatically invests small amounts from its customers’ bank accounts into investment funds, has bought Vault, a Portland-based developer of retirement fund investment services. Vault’s application lets its users set […]

Intersection raises $150 million for the global expansion of its free wifi – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch As it looks to expand the global footprint of its internet-enabled digital advertising and informational kiosks, New York-based Intersection has raised $150 million in a new round of financing. The company has installed hundreds […]