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Facebook knows that Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever
Today 19:28 EDT
Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secretive...
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Reid Hoffman is returning to Disrupt
Today 18:35 EDT
You’ve probably learned from Reid Hoffman before, either through his inventions, investments or inspirational words. The entrepreneur is the co-founder of LinkedIn, a partner at Greylock and the author...
Daily Crunch: Lucid Air puts Tesla in rearview mirror by earning 520-mile EPA range rating
Today 18:10 EDT
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4 ways to leverage ROAS to triple lead generation
Today 16:33 EDT
Whether you’re investing in your human resources or in critical tech, some outlay in the short term is always needed for long-term success. That's true when it comes to marketing as well.
Mirantis launches cloud-native data center-as-a-service software
Today 15:36 EDT
Mirantis has been around the block, starting way back as an OpenStack startup, but a few years ago the company began to embrace cloud-native development technologies like containers, microservices and...
Twitter’s creator platform Super Follows is off to an inauspicious start, having contributed to somewhere around $6,000 in U.S. iOS revenue in the first two weeks the feature has been live, according...
Microsoft Office 2021 will be available on October 5th
Today 14:05 EDT
Microsoft will release the new Office 2021 on October 5th, Windows 11 launch dy. Office 2021 is a one-time purchase that will be available on both Windows and macOS.
Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck will discuss taking a company interplanetary at Disrupt 2021
Today 13:29 EDT
Building an orbital launch business from scratch is no simple matter, but what if that business is just a stepping stone to a vertically integrated, interplanetary space company? Rocket Lab founder...
The way NFTs are currently being discussed in relation to gaming are very much in danger of Killing the core gameplay loop via a financial fast track.
Crypto’s networked collaboration will drive Web 3.0
Today 12:19 EDT
Web 1.0 was the static web, and Web 2.0 is the social web, but Web 3.0 will be the decentralized web. It will move us from a world where communities contribute but don’t profit, to one where they can.
As companies process ever-increasing amounts of data, moving it in real time is a huge challenge for organizations. Confluent is a streaming data platform built on top of the open source Apache Kafka...
Whatnot raises another $150M for its livestream shopping platform, evolves into a unicorn
Today 12:00 EDT
Whatnot, a live streaming shopping platform for collectors to buy and sell things like rare Pokémon cards and Funko Pops, has closed a $150M Series C — its third round of fundraising in 2021 alone....
Facebook revamps its business tool lineup following threats to its ad targeting business
Today 11:58 EDT
Facebook today is announcing the launch of new products and features for business owners, following the threat to its ad targeting business driven by Apple’s new privacy features, which now allow...
Ford boosts spending to increase production capacity of its F-150 Lightning electric truck
Today 11:43 EDT
Ford said Thursday it will invest another $250 million and add 450 jobs to increase production capacity of its upcoming F-150 Lightning to 80,000 all-electric trucks annually. The additional funds and...
The art of pitching is perhaps the most important art that a founder learns on their journey to unicorn status and beyond. And like any art, it helps to get some critical feedback along the way from...
Fiberplane nabs € 7.5M seed to bring Google Docs-like collaboration to incident response
Today 11:17 EDT
Fiberplane, an Amsterdam-based early stage startup that is building collaborative notebooks for SREs (site reliability engineers) to collaborate around an incident in a similar manner to group editing...
Don’t miss the Startup Alley Crawls at Disrupt next week
Today 11:13 EDT
It’s coming down to the wire folks. TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 — our flagship global event — takes over the internet on September 21-23. More than 10,000 people will attend to learn about the latest tech...
Tyk raises $35M for its open-source, open-ended approach to enterprise API management
Today 11:05 EDT
APIs are the grease turning the gears and wheels for many organizations’ IT systems today, but as APIs grow in number and use, tracking how they work (or don’t work) together can become complex and...
Tiger’s bullish robotic investments
Today 11:00 EDT
On Tuesday, Tiger Global led not one but two big funding rounds, announcing its role in a $26 million Series A for Ambi and an additional $50 million for Locus Robotics. The firm has been so active in...
As offices come back, ATMO launches air monitoring device claiming to give COVID-risk score
Today 10:41 EDT
Way back in 2015 we covered the launch of the Atmotube, a small, innovative, portable air quality monitor which went on to receive a number of awards, post its CES debut. Since rebranding as ATMO, the...
DoorDash launches alcohol delivery in U.S., Canada and Australia
Today 10:36 EDT
Food delivery service DoorDash will now deliver alcohol — a move that will allow it to better compete with rivals who already offer alcohol delivery in markets where permitted, like Uber Eats, Grubhub,...
Open Mineral raises $33M Series C funding for its ‘eBay for commodities trading’ platform
Today 10:23 EDT
Back in 2018 we covered how Open Mineral (OM), a startup aiming to leverage greater transparency in commodities trading, had raised $2.25 million. Well, they’ve come a long way and now the Zug,...
What could stop the startup boom?
Today 10:14 EDT
Similar to how certain macroeconomic conditions have provided a long-term boost, a reversal of those conditions could do the opposite.
Avalanche raises $230 million from private sale of AVAX tokens
Today 10:00 EDT
Avalanche, a relatively new blockchain with a focus on speed and low transactions costs, has completed a $230 million private sale of AVAX tokens to some well known crypto funds. Polychain and Three...
CodeSignal secures $50M for its tech hiring platform
Today 10:00 EDT
The company’s technical assessment technology is a “flight simulator for developers,” that gives candidates a score based on a simulated evaluation of their skills.
Following entries into the newsletter market from tech companies like Facebook and Twitter, Google is now experimenting with newsletters, too. The company’s internal R&D division, Area 120, has a new...
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has warned apps and devices that collect personal health information must notify consumers if their data is breached or shared with third parties without their...
Lucid Air snags the longest range EV title, surpassing Tesla
Today 9:30 EDT
Lucid Group, the all-electric automaker slated to go public this year, said Thursday that one variant of its upcoming luxury Air sedan has an EPA range of more than 520 miles. The official rating of...
SOSV is building a New Jersey HAX facility for industrial, healthcare and climate startups
Today 9:26 EDT
SOSV this morning announced work on a $50 million HAX facility in Newark, New Jersey focused on growing industrial, healthcare and climate startups. The five-year development plan utilizes $25 million...