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Yeah, no, most VCs still don’t really care about your path to profitability

Despite many VCs saying they were going to focus on startups with good underlying business fundamentals, they still favor growth.

Google Japan’s outlandish keyboards might be the best running joke in tech

The TechCrunch newsroom fears only one thing: the coming of April 1. Because, I’m just going to say it, the tech industry isn’t very funny. But Google Japan’s ongoing series of ridic

This startup out of Carnegie Mellon wrangled my tabs once and for all

Skeema, a startup out of Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University, takes a research-backed approach to tab management.

Duolingo makes its first official acquisition, with more to come

Duolingo has acquired its first-ever startup, an animation studio that has created art for the language learning app and the likes for Amazon, Dropbox, Spotify and Google. The startup, Gunner, is a De

Substack officially launches its ‘Reader’ Android app

Substack is officially launching its Android app following beta tests, the company announced on Tuesday. The roll out of the Android app comes six months after Substack introduced its iOS app. The Sub

It’s official, Elon Musk is buying Twitter

It sure looks like Elon Musk’s $44 billion Twitter takeover is actually happening. On Tuesday, representatives of the billionaire notified Twitter through a letter that he intends to move forwar

Meta shuts down Bulletin newsletters, moves resources to its discovery algorithm

Meta is shutting down Bulletin, the off-platform newsletter product it launched last summer. Available to writers on an invite-only basis, Bulletin allowed readers to subscribe to newsletters from con

‘Grocery sharing’ app Recelery lets users resell food items to help minimize waste

It is typical for consumers to purchase more food items than they need and then throw them away because they either forgot about them or the food expired. It is estimated that 1.3 billion tons of food

Crypto losses total $428M in Q3, down 36% from previous quarter

Crypto "losses” from hacks and fraud continued to decline in the third quarter, Immunefi’s Crypto Losses Q3 report shows.

Binance founder Changpeng ‘CZ’ Zhao shares his vision of web3 opportunities at TC Sessions: Crypto

When it comes to the decentralized world of crypto, few single entities loom larger or carry more weight in the industry than exchange behemoth Binance. The blockchain giant processed $34 trillion in

Google debuts a new Nest Doorbell, faster Wi-Fi router and redesigned Home app

Seems Google couldn’t wait until Thursday to announce all of its upcoming hardware. In a pair of blog posts this morning, the company announced two additions to its Nest line of smart home products:

TechCrunch+ roundup: Edtech market map, robotics fundraising, getting started with FinOps

Clayton Bryan, head of 500 Global’s accelerator fund, says demo days are still key for founders and investors, even if they're held virtually.

The Startup Battlefield 200: Education, security and space edition

The collective creativity, ingenuity and technical prowess of the Startup Battlefield 200 presented by Capital Connect by JP Morgan is nothing short of amazing. Out of thousands of applications, only

Highnote launches a collaboration platform for musicians and podcasters offering voice notes, polls and more

Highnote launched to the public today, allowing musicians, podcasters and other creators to collaborate on audio files by recording voice notes directly over a track, making timestamped reactions and

Elon Musk proposes to follow through on Twitter deal, reports say

After doing whatever he could to back out of his bid to buy Twitter for $44 billion, Elon Musk proposed to move forward with his initial offer of buying Twitter at $54.20 per share, reports say. Bloom

Disney+ and Star+ relaunch as native apps on PlayStation 5 for users to stream in 4K

Disney+ today relaunched as a native app on PlayStation 5 (PS5) consoles, which now supports PS5 capabilities like 4K HDR (High-Dynamic Range) streaming. The company also relaunched Star+, Disney+&#82

Zipline’s drones to deliver medicine in Salt Lake City area

Zipline, a drone delivery and logistics company that got its start delivering medical supplies in Africa, has started dropping prescriptions and over-the-counter medications to homes in the Salt Lake

Instagram to increase ad load as Meta fights revenue decline

Following another quarter that saw marketers pull back on their ad spending, Meta today announced it’s increasing its ad load on Instagram with the launch of two new ad slots. Amid a slew of pro

Matter’s Internet of Things standard, certification ready for developers

The Matter 1.0 standard and certification program enables smart home device brands to communicate with each other in your home from one place.

Wireless power company Emrod beams 550 W across an Airbus warehouse

The European Space Agency and Airbus teamed up with New Zealand-based startup Emrod to demonstrate a wireless power transfer system last week.
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