This startup just got $4 million to get you to eat more bugs

 Gross? Well, that gross idea just pulled in a $ 4 million Series A round from AccellFoods, existing investor Collaborative Fund and a bunch of angels including Nas and Tim Ferriss. ...

Twitter Ended Up Paying $479M For Ad Tech Startup TellApart, 10-K Reveals

 Twitter’s largest acquisition to date, of the ad tech business TellApart, has turned out to be a little less less big than originally thought. Back in April 2015, it was ...

Google Acquihires Work Chat Startup Pie To Build Engineering Team In Southeast Asia

 Google is building its first engineering team devoted to Southeast Asia, and the search giant has gobbled up Pie, a Slack-like team communications app based in Singapore, to kick ...

The Italian (Startup) Renaissance

 2016 couldn’t have started better for Italy’s economy and tech sector. In January, Cisco signed an agreement with the Ministry of Education, University and Research ...

Marc Dillon Takes CEO Role At Smarter Mobile Charger Startup, Asmo

 Former Jolla co-founder Marc Dillon has a new job in hardware: Finnish startup Asmo, which has been crowdfunding a mobile charger that switches off automatically when the device ...

Concert Subscription Startup Jukely Is Now On Android

 Jukely, a monthly concert subscription service, says it’s breaking records (and not the vinyl kind.) Though it didn’t want to say how many members are currently ...

Apple Acquires Education Startup LearnSprout

 Apple has acquired education-technology startup LearnSprout, Bloomberg reported a bit ago and we have just confirmed. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. LearnSprout is a three-year-old, ...

Indian Startup CREO Raises $3M To Build Its Own Android-based OS And Smartphones

 CREO is a new startup in India with big ambitions. It not only wants to create a new Android-based operating system, but also produce its own smartphones. The Bengaluru-based ...

Saudi Arabian Startup NOMADD Looks To Clean Up Solar Energy Production

 In Saudi Arabia, a country known more for its vast oil reserves than its commitment to renewable energy, a small startup called NOMADD Desert Solar Solutions has developed a new ...

Microsoft Buys Ray Ozzie’s Communications Startup Talko, Team Will Join Skype

 Microsoft is buying Talko, the mobile messaging startup founded by Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect until 2010. The company says today the acquisition, ...

Microsoft Acquires Big Data Startup Metanautix

 Microsoft announced today that it has purchased Metanautix, a big-data focused startup that came out of stealth in 2014. The company was backed by $ 7 million in capital, including ...

Amazon Leads $23M Investment In India-Based Home Services Startup Housejoy

 Amazon has led a $ 23 million investment in India-based Housejoy, a startup that — as the name not so subtly suggests — is much like Homejoy, the home services on-demand ...