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Amazon set to launch Prime Gaming in India

Amazon is inching closer to launching Prime Gaming, its subscription service that offers free access to a number of titles and which ships bundled with Amazon Prime and Video plans, to its members in

Onomotion raises €21 million to expand e-cargo bike urban logistics business

Berlin-based Onomotion has come up with a scalable way to do micromobility-powered urban logistics — cargo e-bikes with built-in cover from the elements and attachable containers. Today, Onomoti

SBM Bank India, building BaaS platform, seeks funding at $200 million valuation

The Indian arm of SBM Bank, one of the banks that has aggressively worked with fintech startups in the South Asian market, is engaging with investors to raise capital and pitching the vision of becomi

Accacia tackles the real estate industry’s massive carbon emissions problem

The real estate and infrastructure sectors contribute about 40% of global carbon emissions, and part of solving the climate crisis is fixing how those industries work. Accacia gives large property own

TuSimple and Navistar end deal to co-develop autonomous trucks

Autonomous trucking technology company TuSimple and truck manufacturer Navistar have scrapped their deal to co-develop self-driving trucks, the companies said Monday. The move to end the partnership c

Microsoft could get its first official union as ZeniMax QA testers organize

A group of about 300 quality assurance (QA) testers at video game company ZeniMax Media are seeking to form the first ever union at Microsoft, the parent company to their studio. ZeniMax includes subs

Uber Eats to pay millions for listing Chicago restaurants without consent

Uber has agreed to a $10 million settlement with the City of Chicago for listing local restaurants in the Uber Eats and Postmates food delivery apps without the restaurants’ consent, as well as

Chattermill, which uses AI to extract insights from customer experience data, raises $26M

Chattermill, a platform that helps companies unlock insights by analyzing customer feedback data from across myriad digital channels, has raised $26 million in a Series B round of funding. Founded out

ChatGPT shrugged

ChatGPT is a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool that’s designed to help people communicate with computers in a more natural and intuitive way — using natural language processing (NLP) t

Lensa AI, the app making ‘magic avatars,’ raises red flags for artists

If your Instagram is awash in algorithmically generated portraits of your friends, you aren’t alone. After adding a new avatar generation tool based on Stable Diffusion, the photo editing app Le

Tier-owned Spin exits 10 US markets amid low demand, unfavorable city regulations

Micromobility operator Spin is leaving 10 U.S. markets due to a combination of low demand, over-regulation, under-regulation and poor cost structures, according to a company-wide email sent Friday by

Max Q: Building on the moon and Mars

In this issue: ICON's in-space construction tech ambitions; Astra's management switch-up; news from ispace, Metaspectral and more

Daily Crunch: Another Salesforce C-suite exit — Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield will step down in January

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

SpaceX goes full defense contractor with national security-focused Starshield

SpaceX’s launch services have already become an invaluable resource for the U.S. government, but the company is now jumping into the deep end of the pool it had heretofore only splashed around i

3 views: Predicting 2023’s key startup themes

A good way to be wrong is to predict the future. A good way to be incredibly and embarrassingly wrong is to predict the future in a medium that is public and everlasting.

Investors sound the alarm about possible private equity tech deals

Coupa's investors worry that its current value doesn’t reflect a possible lucrative future. Are they right?

Gift Guide: More than 20 STEM gift ideas to inspire kids to code

All aboard the learn-to-code train! As another holiday season looms and kids everywhere start clamouring for shiny stuff, we’ve got you covered with a bumper edition of our annual STEM gift guid

Meet the startups competing at TC Sessions: Space

We’re over the moon to announce the three early-stage startups that will take the stage and go head-to-head in the pitch competition at TC Sessions: Space — next Tuesday, December 6, in Los Angele

Third-party Twitter app makers turn their attention to Mastodon

Open source Twitter alternative Mastodon has gained a bit of attention in the wake of Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition. Now, it’s gaining interest from third-party Twitter app developers, a

Autonomous driving’s blunders are good news for the climate

If autonomous driving would have taken off before EVs got a foothold in the market, the results could have been catastrophic for the climate.
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