Stanley Robotics is building robots that can park your car for you

 French startup Stanley Robotics just raised $4 million (€3.6 million) from Elaia Partners, Bpifrance and Idinvest Partners. The company is building giant robots that pick up your car at the entrance of a parking lot and park it for you. If you drive your car to the airport, you know how expensive it can be to leave your car at the airport for a week. Airport parking lots have turned into one… Read More

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt NY 2017 is… RecordGram

 Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. After hours of deliberations, TechCrunch editors pored over the judges’ notes and narrowed the list down… Read More

Apple Pay is now available in Italy

 Apple’s wireless payment system Apple Pay is now up and running in Italy. The company partnered with a handful of banks and popular retailers. Italian customers can now add their payment cards to the Wallet app on their iPhone and Apple Watch. Apple Pay currently supports Boon, Carrefour Banca and UniCredit. In the coming months, other financial institutions are also going to add Apple… Read More

Forest is the administration interface to rule them all

 If you work for a startup, chances are that you use four different software-as-a-service platforms to mange your orders, clients and products. French startup Forest started as part of eFounders’ startup studio and wants to unify all these administration interfaces into a single platform so that you don’t have to switch back and forth between all those products. Think about Forest as… Read More

Talent.io grabs $8.8 million for its recruitment platform

 French startup Talent.io is turning headhunting into a marketplace by connecting promising engineers with tech companies. The company just raised $8.8 million (€8 million) from existing investors Alven Capital and Ventech. While Talent.io started with Paris, the company is now operating in other major European cities, such as Berlin and London. The startup acquired Webcrowd and Go Digital… Read More

Libratone’s Q Adapt On-Ear headphones pack noise cancellation into a small package

 I’ve been playing around with Libratone’s on-ear headphones for a while, and I have to say that they sound quite convincing. I’m not really into headphones as I’d rather carry some tiny earbuds in my pocket when I’m walking around. But when I travel, I need a pair of noise-cancelling headphones. When I’m flying, I’ve been relying on Bose headphones or… Read More

Watch the Disrupt NY Hackathon demos live right here

 Around 750 engineers and designers got together to hack something cool, something neat, something clever. All teams have 60 seconds to present what the worked on for the last 24 hours. It’s a great way to experiment and unleash your creativity. So without further ado, sit back and enjoy the Disrupt NY Hackathon demos. And let’s see who’s going to win… Read More

Amazon made landline phones trendy again

 When is the last time you used your landline phone? Chances are that your smartphone is the one and only device you need. Old-fashioned phones have been fading away from most living rooms. But it doesn’t mean that landline phones aren’t useful. Amazon is well aware of that. The company unveiled the Echo Show earlier this week, a $230 device with Amazon’s Alexa voice… Read More

Amazon made landline phones trendy again

 When is the last time you used your landline phone? Chances are that your smartphone is the one and only device you need. Old-fashioned phones have been fading away from most living rooms. But it doesn’t mean that landline phones aren’t useful. Amazon is well aware of that. The company unveiled the Echo Show earlier this week, a $230 device with Amazon’s Alexa voice… Read More