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4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

4 Startups Revolutionizing the EdTech World

From online microtutoring to photographic tours back through history, educational technology is giving children new ways to learn.
InstaCarro raises $22 million to tackle Brazil’s $50 billion used-car market

InstaCarro raises $22 million to tackle Brazil’s $50 billion used-car market

InstaCarro, a Brazilian-based marketplace for buying and selling used cars, has raised a whopping $22 million in its first institutional round of venture financing. One of the largest early-stage
Partner Programs Turn Competitors Into Collaborators

Partner Programs Turn Competitors Into Collaborators

Strategic cooperation could be the key to activate your business growth while improving your overall industry.
French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support

French peer-to-peer payment app Lydia adds Apple Pay support

A peer-to-peer payment app that works similarly to Venmo from startup Lydia in France now works with Apple Pay (a feature originally announced in July), making it possible to spend your balance from
Partner Programs Turn Competitors Into Collaborators

Partner Programs Turn Competitors Into Collaborators

Strategic cooperation could be the key to activate your business growth while improving your overall industry.
Turo car-sharing marketplace launches in Germany

Turo car-sharing marketplace launches in Germany

Peer-to-peer car-sharing platform Turo is expanding to Germany officially, starting today, after acquiring Daimler’s Croove in-house product for providing essentially the same service. Turo also
Play Store v8.9 hints at modular APKs, peer-to-peer sharing of app updates, and viewable edit history for reviews [APK Teardown]

Play Store v8.9 hints at modular APKs, peer-to-peer sharing of app updates, and viewable edit history for reviews [APK Teardown]

Version 8.9 of the Play Store began rolling out earlier today, but as usual, you're probably not going to spot a lot of changes. However, I've been watching the last few updates and there have been
GM said to pilot peer-to-peer car sharing through its Maven brand

GM said to pilot peer-to-peer car sharing through its Maven brand

Automaker General Motors is said to be planning a new peer-to-peer car rental service, similar to existing offerings by Daimler-backed Turo and startup Getaround, to debut as early as this summer

Hashgraph wants to give you the benefits of blockchain without the limitations

The spotlight on the distributed ledger space to-date is primarily focused on blockchain . Yet, blockchains come with limitations by design. Consensus mechanisms using proof of work (POW) are by their

Circle launches a Coinbase competitor in the U.S.

Circle is launching Circle Invest in the U.S. except in NY, MN, HI and WY. The app is now available in the App Store and Play Store and lets you instantly trade the most popular cryptocurrencies

Green Power Exchange enables peer-to-peer energy sharing

True friends share everything, from purses to lawnmowers to the limitless energy they pull from the sun, wind, and deep underground. Green Power Exchange aims to make one of those sharing scenarios a
Tor-based private messaging app Briar is out of beta

Tor-based private messaging app Briar is out of beta

Briar, the peer-to-peer, end-to-end encrypted messaging app that sends and receives messages using the Tor network, entered public beta last July. The app is now out of beta and has released version

Naspers is in talks to invest in Southeast Asia’s Carousell

Naspers, the South Africa-based firm that famously backed Chinese giant Tencent in its infancy, is in talks to invest in Singapore-based startup Carousell, according to two sources with knowledge of
Google Pay now lets you pay friends and store plane tickets

Google Pay now lets you pay friends and store plane tickets

Welcome to 2018, Google Pay. The payment platform announced today that people can finally pay friends with the app (lol), save concert tickets and boarding passes (yay!), and manage their payment
The quantum meltdown of encryption

The quantum meltdown of encryption

Shlomi Dolev Contributor Shlomi Dolev is the Chair Professor and founder of the Computer Science department of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the author of Self-Stabilization. Shlomi also
Snapchat shuts down peer-to-peer payment service Snapcash

Snapchat shuts down peer-to-peer payment service Snapcash

The days of Snapchat's peer-to-peer payment service Snapcash are numbered. Snapchat will officially end its mobile payment service on Aug. 30, according to buried code within the Android app uncovered
The dramatic rise and fall of online P2P lending in China

The dramatic rise and fall of online P2P lending in China

Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. When Emily Zhang was interning with a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending firm in the Summer of

Sagewise pitches a service to verify claims and arbitrate disputes over blockchain transactions

Sometimes smart contracts can be pretty dumb. All of the benefits of a cryptographically secured, publicly verified, anonymized transaction system can be erased by errant code, malicious actors or
Uber and Lyft race way ahead of car-sharing services

Uber and Lyft race way ahead of car-sharing services

Hailing a Lyft or Uber has become so normal those companies pretty much have become verbs, kind of like "googling." But no one is asking, "Wanna Getaround to dinner?" It's clear car-sharing hasn’t
Google is supercharging its Tez payment service in India ahead of global expansion

Google is supercharging its Tez payment service in India ahead of global expansion

Google launched its Tez payment app in India a year ago, and now the company is giving the service a major push into retail as it prepares to expand it to other parts of Asia and beyond. The app