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Snapchat officially introduces parental controls through a new ‘Family Center’ feature

Snapchat today is rolling out its first set of parental controls, after announcing last October it was developing tools that would allow parents to gain better visibility into how their teens used the

Accel backs Produze to help agri-producers in India export globally

Accel has led a $2.6 million funding in Produze, an Indian startup that is attempting to help local agri producers sell to international retailers, the latest in a series of bets as investors and entr

The iconic Meyers Manx dune buggy makes its return as an EV

The Meyers Manx, the iconic 50-year-old dune buggy that’s been copied thousands of times, is officially making its return in 2023. But this time around, it’s electric. The Meyers Manx 2.0,

Boundary Layer skims across the water with a cavalcade of launch partners

It seems like only a couple of months since Boundary Layer announced its $5 million-ish round of financing, but the company hasn’t been resting on its laurels. Today, its founders told me it sig

Haus, a VC-backed aperitif startup, is up for sale after Series A falls through

Haus launched in 2019 as an answer to a generation’s craving for a more transparent alcohol brand, raising millions in venture funding from angels such as Casey Neistat, Away co-founder Jen Rubio an

Canoo burns cash in race to hit $1B EV sales goal

Electric vehicle company Canoo’s second-quarter results, like its first-quarter results, show a pre-revenue company that’s burning through cash. However, last quarter, Canoo was warning it

Daily Crunch: ‘Winter may be longer’ because unicorns won’t accept down rounds, says SoftBank leader

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Max Q: Refresh

Welcome back to Max Q. Happy belated 10th birthday to the Mars Curiosity rover!

Twitch founder Justin Kan: Web3 games don’t need to lure players with profit

Top crypto VCs are constantly touting the potential of video games as one of the most compelling use cases for blockchain technology. Andreessen Horowitz partner Arianna Simpson, for example, who led

The first flight of India’s small satellite vehicle results in loss of payload

The maiden flight of India’s Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) ended in failure when the rocket failed to insert its payloads into the target orbit. India Space Research Organization (ISRO), the

How 3 tech companies are navigating a complicated macro environment

We talked to the CEOs of Appian, Amplitude, and BigCommerce about how to best navigate the present market conditions in terms of investment and caution.

Binance tells estranged partner WazirX customers to move funds, discontinue off-chain transfer

Binance has told customers of its estranged partner WazirX to move their funds to the global crypto exchange platform and said it plans to remove off-chain fund transfer between the services in the la

Groupon cuts over 500 staff, plans to focus ‘only on mission-critical activities’ from now on

Chicago-based Groupon today laid off more than 500 of its employees — 15% of its 3,416-person headcount — according to posts from former employees on social media. The reduction impacted w

Black Founders Matter ousts Black founder, morphs into BFM Fund

On May 31, days before the story about the Black Founders Matter pledge was published on TechCrunch, the fund presented its founder, Marceau Michel, with an offer to resign.

HBO Max attempts to fix its notoriously buggy app with oft-requested features

For years, HBO Max has been under fire for its buggy app. Today, the streaming service’s re-platformed app completed its global rollout on desktop, iOS, Android and Amazon Fire tablets. New features

That big climate bill might actually make a difference

It’s not perfect, but it’s a major step, one that could restore confidence in global climate agreements.

Apple adds the battery percentage icon back in the latest iOS beta

Apple is on the cusp of introducing a tiny change with an outsized impact on the quality of life of iPhone users everywhere who are tired of helplessly watching as the life trickles out of their devic

Northrop Grumman taps Firefly Aerospace to upgrade its Antares rocket to American-built engines

Chalk one up for the American broomsticks. Northrop Grumman has announced that it will partner with startup Firefly Aerospace to build an all-American version of its workhorse Antares rocket, which cu

Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Natasha Mascarenhas about YC’s decision to shrink their startup cohort and the recent layoffs at On Deck. Then we’re joined by Rebecca Bellan

5 reasons why Ukraine’s fintech sector is growing despite war

Despite the hurdles of war, the Ukrainian fintech community is working to create better infrastructure and regulation for the country.
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