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Slack is raising a $250 million round at $5 billion valuation

    Slack is raising a $250 million round at $5 billion valuation

 Enterprise messaging service Slack is raising a $250 million round at a $5 billion valuation, TechCrunch has confirmed. We’re hearing that SoftBank, Accel Partners and other existing investors participated. The

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HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

    HotelTonight now lets you upgrade to a suite for 50% off

 Hotel Tonight just launched a new feature that lets users upgrade to suites on the cheap. If available, the option will pop up during checkout, and will always cost less

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Walmart cancels SNES Classic pre-orders, says “technical glitch” made it appear

    Walmart cancels SNES Classic pre-orders, says “technical glitch” made it appear

 A few days ago — seemingly out of nowhere — a product page for Nintendo’s upcoming SNES Classic went live on Walmart.com complete with a pre-order button. The Twitterverse lit

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Apple or Foxconn could be building factories in the US — or maybe not

    Apple or Foxconn could be building factories in the US — or maybe not

 President Donald Trump surprised everyone yesterday when he told the Wall Street Journal that Apple CEO Tim Cook told him Apple would build three factories in the U.S. It’s worth

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CEO controversy mars Arduino’s open future

    CEO controversy mars Arduino’s open future

 Things in the normally placid world of open source hardware are heating up as major figures in the Maker movement have begun speaking out against the current managing director of

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iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M

    iRobot to acquire its biggest European distributor for $141M

 Consumer robot maker iRobot is to acquire its largest European distributor, Robopolis, in a cash deal worth $141 million. The company said it’s signed a definitive agreement to acquire the

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Crunch Report | Facebook Smart Speaker on the Way

  Crunch Report | Facebook Smart Speaker on the Way

Facebook is apparently working on its own smart speaker and has acquired digital rights management company Source3, SoftBank could bet

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AI Grant aims to fund the unfundable to advance AI and solve hard problems

  AI Grant aims to fund the unfundable to advance AI and solve hard problems

 Artificial intelligence-focused investment funds are a dime a dozen these days. Everyone knows there’s money to be made from AI,

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ABC News teams up with ATTN: to produce original news videos for social media

  ABC News teams up with ATTN: to produce original news videos for social media

 ABC News announced today it’s teaming up with digital media company ATTN: to develop original news videos that will be

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ContainerShip launches its fully managed Kubernetes service

  ContainerShip launches its fully managed Kubernetes service

 ContainerShip, which launched at Disrupt NY 2015, helps developers deploy their containerized applications on virtually all of the major cloud

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Lyft is partnering with Taco Bell for late night munchies pit stops

  Lyft is partnering with Taco Bell for late night munchies pit stops

 Lyft’s new partnership with Taco Bell seems like a weird cross-marketing campaign at first glance, but it could become a

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Startup hub builder Factory plans gargantuan new campus in Lisbon

  Startup hub builder Factory plans gargantuan new campus in Lisbon

 This year Lisbon is roaring along with noted startups like Uniplaces, Aptoide, Farfetch, Seedrs and Unbabel putting the Portuguese capital

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Crunch Report | KKR Buys WebMD for $2.8 Billion

  Crunch Report | KKR Buys WebMD for $2.8 Billion

KKR is buying WebMD for $2.8 billion, Didi and SoftBank invest $2 billion into Grab, Daimler and Bosch create a

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Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid

  Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid

 Facebook is on the cusp of a big push to lure independent content creators to share their art through the

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