Citizen’s New Service Helps Paying Users Summon the Cops

Reading Time: 8 minutes Citizen, the app that tracks local crime and lets you film incidents as they happen, has launched a new subscription service. It’s called Protect, and it enables users who pay the $20 monthly fee to contact Citizen’s team of virtual security agents for help whenever they feel threatened. Tuesday’s update marks a significant change in … Read more

FandangoNOW and Vudu merge into a new streaming service with titles to rent, buy or stream free – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 6 minutes Last year, movie ticketing and discovery business Fandango, a division of NBCUniversal, bought the on-demand video streaming service Vudu from Walmart, after the retailer had failed to capitalize on the service it had first acquired in 2010 for $100 million. Today, Fandango is taking the next steps with Vudu by merging the service with its … Read more

Controversial crime app Citizen launches $20/month Protect service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 7 minutes After months of testing with upwards of 100,000 beta testers, Citizen today is launching its premium Protect offering for all users. The subscription service runs $20 a month and opens up a number of features on the app. Chief among the new paid features is a “Get Agent” button, which offers access to a Citizen … Read more

India has the ability to give global leadership alongside major countries of the world in innovations, use of technology and in service delivery: PM Narendra Modi

Reading Time: < 1 minute India has the ability to give global leadership alongside major countries of the world in innovations, use of technology and in service delivery: PM Narendra Modi – India Education | Latest Education News | Global Educational News | Recent Educational News Home Featured India has … Read more

Gopuff confirms new $1B cash injection at a $15B valuation to expand its instant grocery delivery service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 9 minutes Gopuff, the startup that’s helped kickstart a new category of food delivery in the U.S. — “instant” delivery of essential groceries and other home goods for a flat fee of $1.95, 24 hours a day — has closed a huge tranche of funding to help it scale its service further across the country and globe. … Read more

Colombia’s Merqueo bags $50M to expand its online grocery delivery service across Latin America – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 8 minutes Merqueo, which operates a full-stack, on-demand delivery service in Latin America, has landed $50 million in a Series C round of funding. IDC Ventures, Digital Bridge and IDB Invest co-led the round, which also included participation from MGM Innova Group, Celtic House Venture Partners, Palm Drive Capital and previous shareholders. The financing brings the Bogota, … Read more

Contentful raises $175M at a $3B valuation from Tiger for its content delivery service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 10 minutes Contentful this morning announced a $175 million Series F round of capital, led by Tiger Global, valuing the unicorn at around $3 billion. Contentful, formerly known as a UI-free content management system (headless CMS), now views itself in a broader light. More simply, Contentful provides customers with a service that will deliver images, words, and … Read more

Field Intelligence targets 11 African cities to expand its pharmacy inventory-management service – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 11 minutes Pharmacies in Africa struggle with access to finance, but inventory management is really what bogs them down. How do pharmaceutical retailers know how much stock they need? How do they know which products to stock at a given time? How do they know what products aren’t selling? At the moment, there’s not enough data to … Read more

What to Expect From Amazon’s Personal Shopper Service

Reading Time: 9 minutes There’s no way of arguing that Amazon doesn’t want to make life easier for all of us. There’s the entertainment, the one-click shopping, the range of everything. And, as of a year ago, a team of stylish people signed on to be personal shoppers, working as de facto stylists to hunt through all that stuff … Read more

Onto raises $175 million in Series B to expand EV subscription service in the UK – TechCrunch

Reading Time: 14 minutes Onto has raised $175 million in a combined equity and debt Series B round, capital the U.K.-based electric vehicle subscription startup plans to use to expand within the country as well as move into new markets.  This latest round brings Onto’s total funding to $245 million. Swedish VC Alfvén & Didrikson is leading the round … Read more