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Google’s ‘DVD Screensaver’ Easter egg makes the logo bounce around your screen accordingly
Today 17:47 EDT
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good Easter egg out of Google. Not too long ago it felt like someone would discover a new hidden gag in Google’s products every few weeks. The company cranked them...
New Relic’s business remodel will leave new CEO with work to do
Today 17:14 EDT
We decided to dig into the company's financials to see just what challenges Bill Staples might face as he moves into the corner office.
California Gov. Newsom proposes $3.2B in EV investment as part of economic recovery package
Today 16:26 EDT
California Governor Gavin Newsom, a vocal proponent of electric vehicles, on Friday debuted a new proposal that would earmark $3.2 billion to boost EV infrastructure and adoption in the state. “This is...
Using AI and ML to cut out the labor-intensive parts of M&A both speeds the process and reduces the time-consuming tasks that lead to burnout in the industry.
Opportunity knocks: Exhibit at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021
Today 14:30 EDT
No matter what slice of the mobility market you’ve claimed as your own — AVs, EVs, data mining, AI, dockless scooters, robotics or the batteries that will charge and change the world — you won’t find a...
Regardless of industry, a successful startup without a strategic advantage is just a validated business model vulnerable to copycat companies looking for a market entry point.
What to expect from Google’s all-virtual I/O
Today 13:20 EDT
While Apple, Microsoft and the like were scrambling to bring their respective developer conferences online, Google made the executive design to just scrap I/O outright last year. It was a bit of an odd...
Stripe acquires Bouncer, will integrate its card authentication into the Radar fraud detection tool
Today 12:59 EDT
On the heels of a $600 million fundraise earlier this year, payments giant Stripe has been on an acquisition march to continue building out its business. In the latest development, the company has...
5 ways to raise your startup’s PR game
Today 12:37 EDT
There’s a lot of noise out there. The ability to effectively communicate can make or break your launch.
Facebook has failed in its bid to prevent its lead EU data protection regulator from pushing ahead with a decision on whether to order suspension of its EU-US data flows. The Irish High Court has just...
When you’re head-down and nose to the grindstone — I’m looking at all you hard-working early-stage startup founders — it’s easy to miss a deadline for an outstanding opportunity. Case in point:...
The gaming industry needs more than just coders
Today 10:56 EDT
If you never considered a career in the gaming industry -- or thought that your skill set wouldn’t translate -- know that this expanding job market needs employees from all types of backgrounds.
Last call, y’all. Today’s the final day to keep more money in your pocket and still enjoy three opportunity-packed days at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 on September 21-23. Our super early-bird price — $99 —...
Edtech stocks are getting hammered but VCs keep writing checks
Today 10:47 EDT
Similar to how telehealth faced declines as patients returned to in-person care, edtech will face similar drops as schools become a safer option for students and teachers.
Cisco strikes again grabbing threat assessment tool Kenna Security as third acquisition this week
Today 10:09 EDT
Cisco has been busy on the acquisition front this week, and today the company announced it was buying threat assessment platform Kenna Security, the third company it has purchased this week. The two...
Hundreds of SPAC’s waiting in the woods
Today 10:00 EDT
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The fully-vaxxed and officially fully-immune took over the podcast this...
Teach AIs forgetfulness could make them better at their jobs
Today 9:01 EDT
While modern machine learning systems act with a semblance of artificial intelligence, the truth is they don’t “understand” any of the data they work with — which in turn means they tend to store even...
Echelon exposed riders’ account data, thanks to a leaky API
Today 7:00 EDT
Peloton wasn’t the only at-home workout giant exposing private account data. Rival exercise giant Echelon also had a leaky API that let virtually anyone access riders’ account information. Fitness...
Why SPACs aren’t targeting African startups
Today 3:52 EDT
One. That’s the number of African tech companies that have gone public on the NYSE in the last 10 years. Two, if you’re counting local exchanges. The former is African-focused e-commerce company Jumia...
Electric car startup Fisker signed an agreement with Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles iPhones, to co-develop and manufacture a new electric vehicle. Production on the car, which will be...
Daily Crunch: Lemonade says website security flaw that exposed customer data is ‘by design’
May 13, 2021
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
New media poster child Substack announced today that they’ve added a small community-building consultancy team to its ranks, acquiring the Brooklyn-based startup People & Company. The small firm has...
A startup’s best marketing asset is its story. The knowledge and expertise of its team, together with the why and the how of its offering provides the most compelling content.
Three students sue coding bootcamp Lambda School alleging false advertising and financial shenanigans
May 13, 2021
Lambda School has attracted a lot of attention, and raised some $130 million in venture funding from an impressive list of investors, for its novel approach to coding education: offering six-month...
Last month, the organization behind Burning Man announced that the festival/experience would not be returning to the desert of Nevada this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and would instead be...
Orbital imagery is in demand, and if you think having daily images of everywhere on Earth is going to be enough in a few years, you need a lesson in ambition. Alba Orbital is here to provide it with...
Advanced tax strategies for startup founders
May 13, 2021
Here are some advanced equity planning strategies that you can implement at different stages of your company life cycle to reduce tax and optimize wealth for you and your family.
New Relic is bringing in a new CEO as founder Lew Cirne moves to executive chairman role
May 13, 2021
At the market close this afternoon ahead of its earnings report, New Relic, an applications performance monitoring company, announced that founder Lew Cirne would be stepping down as CEO and moving...
Shopify helps customers build online shops, but it’s minting tech founders and investors, too
May 13, 2021
Last month, Jean-Michel Lemieux, the chief technology officer of Shopify, and chief talent officer Brittany Forsyth announced on Twitter that they are stepping down from their roles in the coming...
Pinterest is expanding into live events. The company is planning to host a three-day virtual event that will feature live-streamed sessions from top creators, including big names like Jonathan Van Ness...