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Firehawk’s rocket engines and 3D-printed fuel hit testing milestones ahead of first launch

Although today’s rocket engines are advanced and powerful, they tend to rely on traditional — and naturally volatile — fuels like hydrazine or liquid oxygen and kerosene. Firehawk Aerospace

China’s Nio joins the race for lithium, buys 12% of Australia’s Greenwing Resources

China’s electric vehicle upstart Nio has joined Tesla in sourcing raw materials directly from mines rather than its own battery suppliers as soaring prices of lithium, a critical component of EV

No, Tumblr is not bringing back porn

Tumblr announced a “community labels” feature this week that will make it easier for bloggers to filter out sensitive content that they may not want to see. Now, users can tag posts with l

Click to install: Kopperfield’s $5M seed round seeks to speed EV charger adoption

Kopperfield hopes to make installing a charger as easy for homeowners as ordering new furniture.

Can crypto make the world a better place?

The crypto world has never shied away from making big promises, but as the industry matures and its audience widens, now’s a good time to take a step back and look at how the space is delivering

Europe’s inaugural Women in VC Summit the first step in a long climb toward equity

Some of the most prominent women in venture capital descended upon Paris this week for the first-ever Women in VC Summit: Europe.

Apple’s latest iPadOS 16 beta expands Stage Manager to older iPad Pro models

Apple’s latest iPadOS 16 developer beta brings Stage Manager to older iPad Pro models, as an M1 chip is no longer required. Stage Manager, which offers easier multitasking and switching between

Parker Conrad — Silicon Valley’s comeback kid — talks rebuilding at Disrupt

If you love a great comeback story, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more dramatic one than Parker Conrad, the former CEO of Zenefits. A legendary Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, Conrad took Zen

YouTube Shorts adds narration voiceovers, a popular TikTok feature

YouTube Shorts continues to compete with TikTok by adding loads of new features that are popular on the other app. Today, the Google-owned platform is rolling out a narration voiceover feature on iOS,

Cardano founder claims Ethereum community in for a ‘rough time’ following the Merge

Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson is among the Merge critics, saying he didn’t expect Ethereum’s design of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) to be 'as rough as it is.'

Netflix launches game handles for users of its iOS and Android mobile games

Netflix announced today it’s introducing a new feature to its games service that will allow its members to create game handles when they’re playing its exclusive titles. TechCrunch had pre

FCC solicits feedback from the public on rules to stop robotexts

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed new rules to fight back against so-called “robotext” campaigns — the barrages of scam texts sent by malicious actors a

Netflix shares trailer for Spotify series ‘The Playlist’

Netflix released the official trailer for “The Playlist” today, an upcoming limited series that loosely tells the story of how Spotify was created. The six-episode show will premiere on October 13

TechCrunch+ roundup: Dot-com crash lessons, reducing CAC, product-led sales

Many founders have been encouraged to believe that smooth storytelling and good social skills are enough to convince investors that things are moving according to plan. They are mistaken.

Cloudflare takes aim at AWS with promise of $1.25 billion to startups that use its own platform

Cloudflare, the security, performance and reliability company that went public three years ago, said this morning that it will help connect startups that use its serverless computing platform to dozen

Is Silicon Valley really losing its crown?

You can argue the point of Silicon Valley's purported centrality to the globally dominant United States startup market either way.

A new Instagram test removes shopping tab from the home screen

Meta is making it harder to find the Shop tab on Instagram with its latest test. In the new test, the Shop tab has been removed from the app’s Home Screen and is instead hidden underneath Settin

Alchemist Accelerator announces new leadership alongside its latest class of companies

Alchemist Accelerator, the enterprise-focused startup incubator, is hosting a demo day today for its 31st batch of companies. For many of these companies, it’s the first time they’ve shown

Meta reports takedowns of influence ops targeting US midterms, Ukraine war

Another bit of self-reporting from Meta today vis-a-vis internal efforts to identify and shut down political disinformation networks operating on its social platforms (aka “coordinated, inauthen

Fed’s Powell calls for DeFi regulation following ‘significant structural issues’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell ramped up his criticism of decentralized finance on Tuesday, saying the monetary policy normalization worldwide has “revealed significant structural issues&#82
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