Goodly looks to give companies student loan payments as an employee benefit – TechCrunch

As employers duke it out over hiring the best possible candidates, especially ones coming out of school, they are starting to get a little bit more...

Space is open for business – TechCrunch

David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture PartnersBessemer Venture Partners, where he launched the firm’s investing practices in space tech, cyber security, cloud infrastructure and...

Kin expands its celebrity-driven ‘neighborhood’ model for online video – TechCrunch

Digital media company Kin has announced a slate of new video series from singer/actress Jordin Sparks, Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers (who successfully proposed to Fletcher...

Landbot gets $2.2M for its on-message ‘anti-AI’ chatbot – TechCrunch

Who needs AI to have a good conversation? Spanish startup Landbot has bagged a $2.2 million seed round for a ‘dumb’ chatbot that doesn’t use AI at...

BlackRock pushes for separation of powers at Tesla – TechCrunch

The world’s largest investor is joining the chorus of voices pushing for a separation of powers at the electric vehicle, solar panel and battery manufacturer, Tesla. Funds...

Nextdoor CEO is stepping down – TechCrunch

Nirav Tolia, CEO of Nextdoor, is stepping down from his role, Recode reports. For those unfamiliar with the company, Nextdoor is like a social network for...

California lawmakers are one step closer to bringing back Obama-era net neutrality protections –...

California’s state Assembly voted 58-17 on Thursday to advance a bill, called S.B. 822, that would implement the strongest net neutrality provisions in the U.S. The bill...

Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo – TechCrunch

Snapcash ended up as a way to pay adult performers for private content over Snapchat, not just a way to split bills with friends. But Snapchat...

Alibaba boosts its offline reach with $2B+ investment in outdoor digital marketing firm –...

Alibaba is investing big bucks into offline distribution. The Chinese e-commerce giant has forked out $2.23 billion in exchange for a sizeable piece of Focus Media, a Shanghai-based...

Kry expands its telehealth service to France — under new brand, Livi – TechCrunch

Swedish telehealth startup Kry, which bagged a $66M Series B in June for market expansion, is executing on that plan — announcing today it will launch...

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