With $13.5M in new funds, Pillow partners with building owners to make rentals Airbnb-friendly

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Spread the loveTweet Short-term rental management startup Pillow has raised $13.5 million in new funding, and is launching a new product to provide more transparency to apartment owners when renters make…


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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative pledges $5M to home down payments for teachers

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Spread the loveTweet When housing costs too much or educators have to commute from far away, there’s rapid teacher turnover that hurts students. That’s why Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s…


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Grab is assisting police following the alleged rape of a passenger in Malaysia

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Spread the loveTweet Uber’s business is going through a period of turmoil in the U.S. right now, but Grab — its main rival in Southeast Asia — is under pressure…


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Misterb&b raises $8.5 million to build the Airbnb for the LGBTQ community

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Spread the loveTweet Is there room for smaller, more focused Airbnb competitors? French startup Misterb&b thinks so as the startup just raised $8.5 million from Project A and Ventech to…


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SoftBank adds Brazil’s 99 to its ridesharing portfolio with a $100 million investment

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Spread the loveTweet SoftBank, known for investing in ridesharing apps that aren’t Uber, has added another startup to its list. This time it’s a $100 million bet on 99, the…


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Uber enters Myanmar with a licensed taxi service

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Spread the loveTweet Uber has launched its service in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, over a month after going public with its expansion plan. With a…


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China’s bike rental startups are learning a lot about how people spend their free time

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Spread the loveTweet Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China. China’s bike rental startups have hogged the startup limelight and investor…


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U.S. Department of Justice is reportedly investigating Uber’s controversial ‘Greyball’ program

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Spread the loveTweet It looks like there’s more trouble round the corner for Uber. Reuters is reporting that the U.S. Department of Justice has opened a criminal investigation into the…


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Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation

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Spread the loveTweet Go-Jek, the motorbike on-demand startup that is battling Uber and Grab in Indonesia, has closed a new round of $1.2 billion led by Chinese internet giant Tencent,…


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Indonesia’s Uber rival Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion led by Tencent at a $3 billion valuation

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Spread the loveTweet Go-Jek, the motorbike on-demand startup that is battling Uber and Grab in Indonesia, has closed a new round of $1.2 billion led by Chinese internet giant Tencent,…


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