Google makes converting VMs to containers easier with the GA of Migrate for Anthos – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes At its Cloud Next event in London, Google today announced a number of product updates around its managed Anthos platform, as well as Apigee and its Cloud Code tools for building modern applications that can then be deployed to Google Cloud or any Kubernetes cluster. Anthos is one of the most important recent launches for […]

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Dream Games raises $7.5M seed to develop ‘high-quality’ puzzle games – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dream Games, a Turkish mobile gaming company founded by former Peak Games employees who worked together on hit puzzle games Toy Blast and Toon Blast, has raised $7.5 million in seed funding. Leading the round is Makers Fund, with co-investment from London’s Balderton Capital. The funding will be used to increase headcount within the Dream […]

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India’s Swiggy bets big on cloud kitchens – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Can cloud kitchens take off in India? Swiggy, one of the country’s largest food delivery startups, is betting on it. The Prosus Ventures-backed startup said on Wednesday it has established 1,000 cloud kitchens for its restaurant partners in the country — more than any of its local rivals. The Bangalore-headquartered firm said it has invested […]

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Is this Niantic’s next game? – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes First came Ingress. Then came Pokemon GO, and Harry Potter: Wizards Unite. Then came… Catan? It’s starting to look like the next property to get Niantic’s “real world game” treatment will be Catan — the namesake island from the popular Settlers Of Catan board game series. Late last month, the company behind Catan said during […]

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In the heated cloud kitchens race, Kitchen United aims to kill with kindness; here’s its playbook – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes Cloud kitchens, ghost kitchens, dark kitchens. No doubt by now you know a little about these businesses that are moving into underused or more affordable properties that can be turned into shared workspaces for the purposes of cooking up meals exclusively for delivery. You probably also know that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been […]

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Volkswagen’s new all-electric concept wagon could be coming to the U.S. by 2022 – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Volkswagen revealed Tuesday evening a new concept vehicle called the ID Space Vizzion, and despite the crazy Frank Zappaesque name, this one might actually make it into production in Europe and North America. The ID Space Vizzion is the seventh concept that VW has introduced since 2016 that uses its MEB platform, a flexible modular system — […]

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Lucence raises $20 million Series A for its non-invasive cancer screening technology – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes Lucence Diagnostics, a genomic medicine startup that develops non-invasive tests for cancer screening, announced today that it has raised a $20 million Series A led by IHH Healthcare, one of the world’s largest integrated private healthcare groups. Other participants included SGInnovate and returning investors Heliconia Capital (a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings), Lim Kaling and Koh […]

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Audi’s next all-electric vehicle, the e-tron Sportback, is a “coupé” SUV – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 3 minutes Audi revealed Tuesday evening in Los Angeles the e-tron Sportback as the German automaker begins to chip away at its plan to launch more than 30 electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids by 2025. The e-tron Sportback reveal ahead of the LA Auto Show follows the launch earlier this year of Audi’s first all-electric vehicle, the […]

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Former Casper execs are building a direct-to-consumer dog food startup called Jinx – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 2 minutes With Jinx, three former members of the Casper team are looking to bring what CEO Terri Rockovich called “the Casper playbook” to selling dog food. The startup has raised $5.65 million from an all-star list of investors including Alexis Ohanian of Initialized Capital, Align Ventures, Brand Foundry, Wheelhouse Group, Will Smith and his family, the […]

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