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Tesla is selling a microphone for in-car karaoke, but only in China

Tesla is now selling a microphone for in-car karaoke. The TeslaMic is only available in China for the time being, and was introduced amid the rollout of a Chinese New Year software update.

Whistleblowers can protect crypto and DeFi

By taking the concerns of whistleblowers seriously, crypto companies can head off the inevitable barrage of enforcement actions they are soon to face and save themselves time, money and heartache.

Thinking about starting a business? Make TechCrunch Early Stage your first step

The idea of starting your own business can be overwhelming — often to the point of paralysis. Here’s the thing: you’re not alone. Here’s the other thing: it doesn’t have to be that way. If t

Joby Aviation wants to conduct dramatic eVTOL flights over San Francisco Bay

Joby Aviation is seeking permission for a series of high-profile air taxi flights over San Francisco Bay, according to documents filed with the FCC and obtained by TechCrunch. The tests of the startup

Bullish or bearish? What to expect for Europe VC activity in 2022

What is ahead for Europe's red-hot startup market? To help us with that question, we corralled Nalin Patel, EMEA VC Analyst at PitchBook, and Christoph Janz, co-founder at Point Nine Capital.

Why Robinhood is getting hammered today

As of this morning, Robinhood stock was worth around $10.85 per share, 71.5% off its IPO price, and 87.2% off its all-time highs. What happened?

Membership, mentorship or just messy

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We had the full crew aboard today, headed by our superlative p

Rise is a new calendar app with a scheduling engine for teams

Meet Rise, a new startup working on a calendar app that is specifically designed for team work. Rise helps you see what you have planned, check what your team is doing right now and, more importantly,

CausaLens gets $45M for no-code technology that introduces cause and effect into AI decision making

One of the most popular applications of artificial intelligence to date has been to use it to predict things, using algorithms trained with historical data to determine a future outcome. But popularit

Asset financiers to the rescue as Bolt plans to sign-up 200,000 new drivers in Africa to meet growing demand for ride-hailing services

Bolt, the Estonian mobility tech company that recently closed a huge round, is planning to onboard an additional 200,000 drivers in Africa this year, as it kicks-off expansion to more cities within it

Event marketing is a ‘team sport,’ and Vendelux is coaching companies to find the best ROI

Vendelux pulls data from publicly available sources, and is able to show which companies and speakers will be at a certain event.

Canvas gives non-technical teams data exploration knowledge without needing a degree in SQL

Canvas is developing a spreadsheet-like interface for non-technical teams to access the information they need without bothering data teams.

South Korean proptech startup Zigbang acquires Samsung SDS’ smart home IoT business

Zigbang, a South Korean proptech startup that provides real estate transactions service, announced on Thursday that it will acquire Samsung SDS’ home internet of things (IoT) unit to make a foray i

Google will let legacy G Suite users migrate to free Google accounts

Earlier this month, Google announced that it would kill free Google Workspace accounts that were using the G Suite legacy free edition. As spotted by Ars Technica and following customer backlash, Goog

The first ‘Super Pumped’ trailer is here to dramatize Uber’s reckless ascendance

Based on the book of the same title by NYT reporter Mike Isaac, Super Pumped puts Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the shoes of Kalanick, chronicling the taxi-hailing app on its relentless trajectory.

Inside Iyin Aboyeji’s plan to build charter cities for African tech

African cities, particularly sub-Saharan ones, have the fastest global urban growth rate. But with challenges around overcrowding, congestion, infrastructure, power and poor governance, these cities a

Zapp snaps up $200M to supersize its instant grocery play

Zapp, the instant grocery delivery startup that launched in 2020 in London, has picked up a substantial round of funding to go head-to-head with Getir, GoPuff, Jiffy, Deliveroo and the many others hun

Google to invest up to $1 billion in Indian telecom operator Airtel

Google will invest as much as $1 billion in the Indian telecom operator Airtel, the latest in a series of bets the search giant has made in the world’s second largest internet market as part of

India’s Moglix valued at $2.6 billion in $250 million funding

Moglix has more than doubled its valuation to about $2.6 billion from $1 billion just eight months ago as the Indian industrial business-to-business marketplace aggressively scales its offerings in ma

Edtech startups flock to the promise and potential of personalized learning

The rise of remote instruction left many parents freshly aware of (and annoyed by) the shortcomings of Zoom school, but for Letha McLaren, COVID-19 brought an epiphany: the importance of a headset.
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