China Roundup: Kai-Fu Lee’s first Europe bet, WeRide buys a truck startup – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 12 minutes Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. Despite the geopolitical headwinds for foreign tech firms to enter China, many companies, especially those that find a dependable partner, are still forging ahead. For this … Read more

Daily Crunch: India’s most valuable startup buys US-based digital reading platform Epic for $500M – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 13 minutes To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Extra Crunch for July 21, 2021. It’s been a good day for crypto fans, with major coins seeing some recovery from recent lows. Bitcoin and ether remain depressed … Read more

Discord buys Sentropy, which makes AI moderation software to fight online hate and abuse – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes The online chat platform Discord is buying Sentropy, a company that makes AI-powered software to detect and remove online harassment and hate. Discord currently uses a “multilevel” approach to moderation, relying on an in-house human moderation team as well as volunteer mods and admins to create ground rules for individual servers. A Trust and Safety … Read more

TravelPerk buys UK-based Click Travel in latest pandemic purchase – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 15 minutes Business trip booking platform TravelPerk has bagged another rival — picking up UK-based Click Travel. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but we’re told it’s the third — and largest — acquisition for TravelPerk to date. The Barcelona-based startup has been on a bit of a shopping spree since the pandemic crisis hit … Read more

Daily Crunch: In one of India’s largest exits, Swedish media giant MTG buys PlaySimple for $360M – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 10 minutes To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 2. We are heading into a holiday weekend here in the United States, so you might imagine that tech news slowed down. It did … Read more

Ro buys Kit, a 17-month-old startup that offers at-home health testing – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes Ro, a direct-to-consumer virtual care company, has scooped up Kit, an at-home diagnostics company with an array of customizable products, from finger prick blood tests to weight measurement tools. The price was undisclosed. Ro co-founder Zachariah Reitano said that he first approached Kit as a potential customer, hoping to integrate its quality testing into its … Read more