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Inspired Capital secures $330M fund to take venture capital ‘back to the studs’

As part of the new fund, Inspired Capital wrote a manifesto that highlights how the venture capital firm thinks, what it believes in and what it is looking for.

Figure rides the humanoid robot hype wave to $2.6B valuation

Today Figure confirmed long-standing rumors that it’s raising more money than God. The Bay Area–based robotics firm has announced a $675 million Series B on a $2.6 billion valuation. The lineup of

Host a tailored Side Event at Early Stage 2024 in Boston

Looking to make a splash at TechCrunch Early Stage 2024? Our Side Events initiative is a fantastic opportunity to engage with Boston’s tech community in a dynamic and memorable manner. Plus, we&

Ford’s adventure with Tesla superchargers officially begins

Owners of Ford EVs now have access to more than 15,000 Tesla superchargers across the U.S. and Canada, nine months after the two automakers struck a deal that would eventually ripple through the rest

India approves $15B in semiconductor plant investments

India has approved allocating up to $15.2 billion (1.26 trillion Indian rupees) to build three new semiconductor plants, including its first semiconductor fab facility — part of the country&#821

Twodos is a simple to-do app that doesn’t remind you of your tasks

Listing tasks and to-dos is a very personal process. Some users like apps with intricate features so they can manage their tasks better, but another set of users get irritated exactly by feature overl

Popular video doorbells can be easily hijacked, researchers find

Several internet-connected doorbell cameras have a security flaw that allows hackers to take over the camera by just holding down a button, among other issues, according to research by Consumer Report

Mark Zuckerberg woos Big Tech in Asia to double down on AI chips

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is touring Asia countries this week, said in a meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Thursday that Meta wants to beef up its cooperation with Samsung Elect

Ex-Meta employees’ Aptos tests Hong Kong’s crypto appetite

Ever since Hong Kong legalized cryptocurrency trading last June, blockchain projects from the West have been paying more attention to the Asian financial hub. Aptos, the a16z-backed blockchain network

Silence Laboratories, a cryptographic security startup, secures funding

Silence Laboratories, a startup that builds infrastructure using multiparty computation (MPC) to help enterprises keep data private and safe, said it has raised a $4.1 million funding round. Pi Vent

Bfree, a Nigerian startup enabling lenders recover debt ethically, gets $3M backing

Bfree, a tech-enabled debt collection startup based in Nigeria, was founded to automate and introduce ethical debt recovery processes after its founders witnessed the use and adverse effects of aggres

Mastodon users can now share their profiles via QR code on Android

Decentralized social network Mastodon has updated its official app for Android to let users easily share their profiles with QR Codes. This could be useful in loud places like event and hotel lobbies

Meta’s ‘consent or pay’ data grab in Europe faces new complaints

A controversial move by Meta last year, when it switched to charging users in the European Union for an ad-free subscription for access Facebook and/or Instagram unless they agreed to be tracked and p

Reliance-Disney India media merger to control 85% of streaming, half of TV audience

The merger of Indian media assets of Reliance, its portfolio Viacom18 and Disney will create an entity that captures 85% of the country’s on-demand streaming service audience and about half of t

OpenCTI maker Filigran raises $16 million for its cybersecurity threat management suite

Paris-based cybersecurity startup Filigran is capitalizing on the success of OpenCTI to build a suite of open-source threat management products. The company has already found some early traction with

Ambani’s Reliance and Disney merge India media assets to form $8.5B joint venture

Reliance, its portfolio Viacom18 and Disney are merging their media businesses in India, creating the largest media entity in the world’s most populous nation. Reliance, which will control the j

‘Taiwan needs to find its own groove’: a plea to the next president

Once Lai Ching-te is inaugurated as Taiwan’s president in May, his administration will mark an unprecedented three terms of Democratic Progressive Party rule. His victory underscored the desire of v

X goes to court in Elon Musk’s war against an anti-hate research org

Elon Musk’s crusade against the extremism research organization the Center for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH) will have its day in court on Thursday. Elon Musk’s X sued the CCDH last year,

Rocket Lab has ‘misrepresented’ Neutron launch readiness, congressional memo says

An internal congressional memo viewed by TechCrunch casts strong doubt on Rocket Lab’s claim that its Neutron rocket will be ready for launch in time to meet a crucial contract deadline from the Spa

Gemini on Android can’t ID songs, and it’s frustrating

If it wasn’t clear before that Google’s Gemini chatbot was rushed out the door, it is now. Gemini’s since-removed image generator put people of color in Nazi-era uniforms. The chatbo
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