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Indian B2B packaging marketplace Bizongo raises $30M

Indian B2B packaging marketplace Bizongo raises $30M

Bizongo, one of the largest business-to-business online marketplaces for packaging needs in India, has raised $30 million in fresh funding as it looks to widen its footprint in the nation and expand
U.S. Extends Clampdown on Iran With Sanctions on Energy Firms

U.S. Extends Clampdown on Iran With Sanctions on Energy Firms

The U.S. sanctioned four companies that it says have traded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of Iranian petroleum and petrochemicals in its latest effort to clamp down on the Islamic Republic’s
Boom or Bust?: Davos Diary

Boom or Bust?: Davos Diary

Welcome to Davos Diary, Bloomberg’s briefing on what’s happening at the World Economic Forum. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every day through Jan. 24.
Merkel, Mnuchin Diverge on Generation Thunberg: Davos Update

Merkel, Mnuchin Diverge on Generation Thunberg: Davos Update

The rich and powerful are in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum’s 50th annual meeting, and the gathering is being closely watched to see how the global elite aims to tackle problems they
In Paris, Ecommerce Warehouses Get a Chic Makeover

In Paris, Ecommerce Warehouses Get a Chic Makeover

Online ordering means more deliveries to more places. One Paris hub sports a data center, offices, sports facilities like tennis courts, and an urban farm.
Marijuana delivery giant Eaze may go up in smoke

Marijuana delivery giant Eaze may go up in smoke

The first cannabis startup to raise big money in Silicon Valley is in danger of burning out. TechCrunch has learned that pot delivery middleman Eaze has seen unannounced layoffs, and its depleted cash
Xi’s Wider Fight With U.S. Only Just Beginning After Trade Deal

Xi’s Wider Fight With U.S. Only Just Beginning After Trade Deal

In a letter read out during Wednesday’s trade deal signing at the White House, Chinese leader Xi Jinping asked U.S. President Donald Trump to take steps to “enhance mutual trust and cooperation
China Policies Keep Europe Firms from Belt and Road, Report Says

China Policies Keep Europe Firms from Belt and Road, Report Says

European companies have been largely excluded from President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative due to the dominant role of China’s state-owned enterprises and opaque bidding processes, the
Senators Prepare for Trump Trial That Could Run Into February

Senators Prepare for Trump Trial That Could Run Into February

Senators are girding for a lengthy impeachment trial that could leave a cloud over President Donald Trump’s Feb. 4 State of the Union address and disrupt Democratic campaigns for the Iowa caucuses and
Scrapping Pentagon F-35 Office an Option to Cut Upkeep Costs

Scrapping Pentagon F-35 Office an Option to Cut Upkeep Costs

House lawmakers trying to reduce the projected $1.1 trillion cost of maintaining the F-35 over 60 years are considering options including eliminating the Pentagon’s central office in charge of the
Europe’s Export Motor Heads Into 2020 Stuck in Reverse

Europe’s Export Motor Heads Into 2020 Stuck in Reverse

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Kuwaiti Cash Fuels a Surge of Misleading U.S. Media Coverage

Kuwaiti Cash Fuels a Surge of Misleading U.S. Media Coverage

A business executive accused of financial crimes in Kuwait is getting support from an all-star cast of famous Americans, including a son of the U.S. president who liberated the Gulf nation and several
Japan Offers Blueprint for Ex-U.S. Naval Base in Philippines

Japan Offers Blueprint for Ex-U.S. Naval Base in Philippines

Japan will create the blueprint to redevelop a former U.S. naval base in northern Philippines that has also attracted interest from China.
At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox

At CES, Schneider Electric unveils its own upgrade to the traditional fusebox

As renewable energy and energy efficiency continue to make gains among cost-conscious consumers, more companies are looking at ways to give customers better ways to manage the electricity coming into
Amazon is said to be preparing a luxury fashion platform

Amazon is said to be preparing a luxury fashion platform

The online giant has tried to break into high-end fashion before, without much success. But this time it's reportedly taking a new approach and already has brands on board.
Online grocer Grofers is on a small-town high in India

Online grocer Grofers is on a small-town high in India

"We have always stood for discounts."
Snackpass snags $21M to let you earn friends free takeout

Snackpass snags $21M to let you earn friends free takeout

“We were in the back washing blenders so they could keep taking Snackpass orders,” recalls co-founder and CEO Kevin Tan. The team from order-ahead food startup Snackpass was willing to get their hands

Spain’s Glovo grabs $166M Series E for its ‘deliver anything’ app

Spain’s Glovo, an on-demand delivery app platform which operates in Europe, LatAm and Africa delivering food but also other urban conveniences from groceries to pharmaceuticals, has bagged another

Amazon’s third-party merchants are now barred from using FedEx Ground for Prime shipments

Third-party vendors were told by Amazon over the weekend that they are barred from using FedEx’s ground delivery services for Prime shipments. The Wall Street Journal reports that a message sent by
Nodle crowdsources IoT connectivity

Nodle crowdsources IoT connectivity

Nodle, which is competing in the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin Startup Battlefield this week, is based on a simple premise: What if you could crowdsource the connectivity of smart sensors by offloading it