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Xiaomi’s new foldable is thinner than Samsung’s and only available in China

A day after Samsung announced a pair of foldable devices, Xiaomi launched its second-gen foldable, Mix Fold 2, in China. The new phone sports a 6.56-inch outer display, 8.02-inch inner display and a L

Arrival slashes production targets to just 20 EV vans as part of restructuring

Arrival, the U.K.-based commercial EV startup turned publicly traded company, has lowered its delivery plans from 400 vehicles to 20 as it postpones development of its battery-electric buses and shift

SaaS startup Stimulus closes oversubscribed $2.5 million seed round

Her product is a hit with investors, the most notable of which include Morgan Stanley, The BFM Fund, and Northwestern Mutual Futures Ventures.

Superblocks secures $37M to help companies build and maintain internal apps

The economic downturn prompted a hiring slowdown across the tech industry, forcing CTOs — and the teams that they manage — to do more with less. It’s particularly put the microscope

LPs are abandoning the US Midwest this year (and it doesn’t make sense)

While LPs are shying away from the U.S. Midwest, VCs are not.

Instagram faces big EU privacy decision on kids’ data within weeks

A final decision on a complaint against Instagram’s handling of children’s data in the European Union is set to land within weeks, TechCrunch has learned, following the completion of a pro

Meta starts testing end-to-end encryption for individual Messenger chats

Meta said today it is expanding its end-to-end encryption test to individual Messenger chats. The social media giant said that starting this week, people included in the test will have their most freq

Facebook avoids a service shut down in Europe for now

Facebook has avoided the risk of being forced to shut its service down in Europe this summer as a result of the latest twist in a long-running data protection complaint saga that relates to a clash be

Google Meet’s new feature lets users consume YouTube and Spotify together

As Google continues the great merger between its Duo and Meet video communications apps, the company today announced that it’s introducing new Apple SharePlay-like live-sharing features to Meet,

A new ‘Institutional Angel’ fund is an example of the UK’s continuing ability to innovate in venture

The UK’s Enterprise Investment Scheme has been a power-house for startups out of the UK because it allowed Angel investors to invest in a very tax-efficient manner. Launched in 1994, it was designed

Kenyan B2B e-commerce platform Marketforce cut about 9% of staff in reorganization strategy

Kenyan retail B2B and end-to-end distribution platform Marketforce laid off a chunk of its workforce in July, according to sources familiar with the matter.  In an email sent from Marketforce CEO Tes

Farther, a wealth tech firm, banks $15M Series A as valuation hits $50M

Farther provides two sets of tools, one for advisors to expand their businesses and one for clients to invest in ways that align with their goals.

Conversational intelligence company Jiminny nabs $16.5M to unlock sales team insights

Jiminny, a U.K.-based conversational intelligence platform that companies use to record, transcribe, and analyze communications from across sales and other customer-facing teams, today announced it ha

Medical simulation platform FundamentalVR raises $20M to help surgeons learn through VR

FundamentalVR, an immersive simulation platform for medical and health care professions, has raised $20 million in a round of funding to “accelerate skill-transfer and surgical proficiency&#8221

Aramco’s Prosperity7 powers AI drug firm Insilico’s $95M round

Hong Kong-based drug discovery and development company Insilico has secured fresh capital at a time that its CEO described as a “biotech winter.” The firm has raised $35 million on the hee

Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have spec

This Yale alum wants to build a telemedicine platform expressly for Alzheimer’s disease

Nikhil Patel is the kind of founder who investors adore. He’s a brainiac who, before studying computer science at Yale, spent three years in high school working as a research associate at the Un

Mawi launches a patch to track your heart health faster and in real time

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of needing continuous EKG monitoring, you’ve probably used a Holter monitor. It’s like carrying a 1980s walkman made of metal with a bunch of wires

Ralph Nader asks NHTSA to recall Tesla’s ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ FSD

Ralph Nader, a political and consumer advocate and former presidential candidate, has issued a statement calling Tesla’s “so-called” full self-driving (FSD) technology “one of

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

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