India-based Groww, which lets users invest in mutual funds, gold, stocks, and more, raises a $251M Series E led by Tiger Global, at a $3B valuation (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Manish Singh / TechCrunch: India-based Groww, which lets users invest in mutual funds, gold, stocks, and more, raises a $251M Series E led by Tiger Global, at a $3B valuation  —  Groww has tripled its valuation to $3 billion in just six months as the Indian fintech startup looks to broaden its offerings and help … Read more

Brazil-based Hash, which develops white label payment infrastructure for non-financial B2B companies looking to offer banking services, raises a $40M Series C (Mary Ann Azevedo/TechCrunch)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mary Ann Azevedo / TechCrunch: Brazil-based Hash, which develops white label payment infrastructure for non-financial B2B companies looking to offer banking services, raises a $40M Series C  —  Hash, a payment infrastructure fintech, announced today that it has raised $40 million in a Series C funding round co-led by QED Investors and Kaszek. #Brazilbased #Hash … Read more

‘Batman: Caped Crusader’ Will Be Like a Spiritual Prequel to the 90s Animated Series’

Reading Time: 7 minutes Among the many animated projects getting attention at DC FanDome, one new series that has been very light on details is the upcoming Batman: Caped Crusader. In the most part, other than knowing it comes from Bruce Timm, co-creator of Batman: The Animated Series, who is joining forces with J.J. Abrams and Matt Reeves, who … Read more

Welcome to “Back-To-School” Lifesavers: A Recipe Series

Reading Time: 8 minutes The Series Every year I’m convinced summer break somehow gets shorter and shorter! And when summer ends, school starts – which brings a whole world of stress with it. Brand new schedules to figure out, back-to-school nights, evenings spent reviewing homework assignments, and a seemingly endless amount of things on the “to-do” list. If you’re … Read more

Indian startup Clear, which helps individuals and businesses file tax returns and more, raises a $75M Series C from Kora Capital, Stripe, and others (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Reading Time: < 1 minute Embrace, a mobile data intelligence startup, raises a $45M Series B led by NEA  —  Many companies collect data from all of their users, but they don’t know what is good or bad data until it is collected and analyzed.  Now in this increasingly mobile-first world, we use our phones for everything … #Indian #startup … Read more

‘Upgrade’ Sequel Series Is Still Being Developed

Reading Time: 6 minutes Blumhouse CEO Jason Blum has provided an ambitious update on the planned Upgrade television series. Based on the superb cyberpunk action movie from 2018 directed by Leigh Whannell and starring Logan Marshall-Green, Blum has revealed that scripts are now being worked on, with Blum holding out for straight-to-series order. “Upgrade should have been a wide … Read more

NBC Orders Family Comedy Series Starring George and Mayan Lopez

Reading Time: 3 minutes NBC has picked up a brand family comedy series starring George Lopez and his daughter Mayan, according to a recent report from Deadline. MORE: Star Wars: Ahsoka Series Will See Hayden Christensen Return The series, titled Lopez vs. Lopez, is described as a “working-class family comedy” and will center on the dysfunction, reconnection, and all the … Read more

Meryl Streep, Sienna Miller, and Kit Harrington Join Climate Change Anthology Series EXTRAPOLATIONS at Apple — GeekTyrant

Reading Time: 4 minutes Oscar-winner Meryl Streep (The Devil Wears Prada, August Osage County, Sienna Miller (American Sniper, 21 Bridges), and Kit Harrington (Game of Thrones, Eternals) have joined the cast of the climate change anthology series Extrapolations that is headed to Apple TV+. They join previously cast Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs, Gemma Chan, David Schwimmer, and … Read more

The Persona series has reportedly sold over 15 million copies

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Persona series has reportedly sold over 15 million copies. In an investor’s report, Sega Sammy says that between March 2020 and the end of the fiscal year in March 2021, the fan-favourite franchise has sold almost two million copies. The main Megami Tensei series – from which Persona is a spin-off, of course – … Read more

Michael Gandolfini Joins ‘The Godfather’ Making-of Series ‘The Offer’

Reading Time: 7 minutes James Gandolfini made quite a name for himself playing Mafia man Tony Soprano, and it looks like his son Michael is not content with just taking over his father’s iconic role for The Many Saints of Newark as he has now signed on to star in The Offer, another Mafia based project for Paramount+. This … Read more