HandUp, the startup that helps homeless people, has been acquired

In slightly bittersweet news, startup HandUp is selling itself to the Detroit-based South Oakland Shelter for an undisclosed amount. This isn’t your typical Silicon Valley...

LocalGlobe-backed BuffaloGrid lets people charge their smartphone in off-grid locations

BuffaloGrid, a London and New Delhi startup that recently picked up backing from LocalGlobe and Kima Ventures, offers something akin to mobile phone charging as...

Dow Jones said that Google was buying Apple, and the bots bought it

There you have it. Steve Jobs’ will + Dow Jones + Apple Park = Google’s buying Apple. I think we finally have algorithmic transparency. This morning...

Are Audiences Too Lazy to Appreciate 'Blade Runner 2049'?

Blade Runner 2049 is something of a miracle—a sequel to a 35-year-old science fiction classic that feels urgent and necessary and which actually improves upon the original in some ways....

Build your own token sale with CoinLaunch’s CoinCreator

Building a token sale is at once quite simple — you build a token and sell it — and quite complex. A number of issues...

$3 million round for Vyng proves ringtones are still a thing

Sometimes the journey to success and millions of dollars in venture funding can start with nothing more than a Mexican road trip and crashing a...

Stardew Valley tops the Switch eShop weekly sales chart

Stardew Valley had a great launch on the Switch: the game debuted at the number one spot on the Switch eShop, and the weekly sales chart from Nintendo reveals that...

The keys to your house belong to startups

Alex Wilhelm is the editor-in-chief of Crunchbase News and co-host of Equity, TechCrunch's venture capital-focused podcast. More posts by this contributor: Silicon Valley may be...