Get motivated by 6 unique stories of small retail businesses on .STORE domains

There’s something so intriguing about people’s stories. Whether it’s a tale of success or struggle, storytelling is the most effective tool when it comes to engaging an audience. The good news is that there are spellbinding stories all around us — stories that can inspire us in ways we didn’t expect. …

Technical, social and legal challenges to deployment of wearables in buildings

While there is substantial potential for the deployment of wearables there are also significant technical, social and legal challenges. This is the conclusion of the latest white paper from BSRIA, ‘Wearables & wellbeing in buildings – the story so far’ which found little evidence of any practical solutions linking wearables …

Startups Weekly: Lyft’s S-1, cash for fertility startups and litigious VCs

Startups reporters everywhere rejoiced Friday morning when the first unicorn S-1 of 2019 emerged from under lock and key for us all to unpack, analyze and enjoy. The TechCrunch office, at least Megan Rose Dickey’s and my corner, was buzzing with excitement, and Crunchbase News editor-in-chief, (my Equity co-host), apparently …

Fortnight’s funding royale, China struggles, and Coinbase gets a boost to $8 billion

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, we missed Alex Wilhelm, who was sunning himself somewhere (vitamin D deficit), but we had a rollicking time nonetheless with TC’s very excellent VC reporter Kate Clark, along with our always …

The best UK deals for Friday: LEGO sets, Philips alarm clocks, Halloween costumes, and more

This coming weekend marks the end of British Summer Time — the final nail in the coffin of a truly wonderful summer. Yes we Brits gain an hour this Sunday but we lose precious afternoon light and the nights get longer, weep. Unfortunately, we won’t return to British Summer Time …

These Stores Have the Best Black Friday Deals This Year, According to a New Survey

A personal finance site surveyed almost 7,000 deals to rank the stores with the biggest discounts on Black Friday. Black Friday 2018 is November 23—and fan-favorite retailers such as Williams Sonoma, Amazon, Target, Walmart, IKEA, and Sephora (plus many, many more) are already showcasing their Black Friday deals. With so …

The Pill Club raises $51M as VCs find new opportunities in women’s health

Through telemedicine and direct-to-consumer sales platforms, startups are streamlining the historically arduous process of accessing contraception. The latest effort to secure a significant financing round is The Pill Club, an online birth control prescription and delivery service. Consumer-focused investor VMG Partners has led its $51 million Series B, with participation …