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Apple says it now has 935 million paid subscriptions

Apple had a rare quarter where it missed its revenue target due to problems in the supply chain and manufacturing. But its services revenue was a bright spot in the earnings. The company said it now h

Nothing’s second phone will take on the US this year

It there’s one thing Nothing’s first phone excelled at, it was bringing a bit of excitement to the staid world of smartphones. Shipments have been stagnating, slowing and contracting for the past

Google says YouTube Shorts has crossed 50 billion daily views

All social media companies are in a race to win the short video war and Google is showing some progress against TikTok and Instagram. The search giant said during its latest earnings call that YouTube

SunFi aims to be the fastest way for Nigerians to find, finance and manage solar

SunFi, the Nigerian clean tech startup that connects people and businesses who want solar energy access to payment plans that match their needs, has raised $2.325 million in seed funding. The self-des

Twitter Blue expands to six new countries, brings back Spaces curation

Twitter is in a hurry to make money, and in another step that might lead to some revenue it has expanded the Twitter Blue subscription to six new countries. The paid plans are now available in Saudi A

Damus pulled from Apple’s App Store in China after two days

Damus, one of the fastest-growing Twitter alternatives, has been pulled from China’s App Store just two days after the app was approved by Apple. The app, which runs atop the Jack Dorsey-backed

Car-sharing SPAC Getaround lays off 10% of staff

Peer-to-peer car-sharing company Getaround is laying off 10% of staff starting Thursday. The layoffs are part of a restructure aimed to put Getaround on the path to “sustainable profitability an

Apple stock drops on rare Q4 earnings miss

Apple has thus far been lauded for a deliberate hiring approach that saved the company from the mass layoffs conducted by top competitors like Alphabet and Amazon. But not even the iPhone maker is imm

Daily Crunch: Hundreds of Salesforce workers laid off in January just discovered they were out of work today

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Rebar robotics firm Toggle adds another $3M to its fundraising tally

There’s no denying that the robotics startup world has taken a hit during the ongoing economic downturn. Recent numbers prove what we’ve all suspected for some time. But two things are true: 1) Th

Ford left ‘$2B of profits on the table’ in 2022

Ford reported Thursday it earned $10.4 billion in net income last year, falling well below its own guidance and missing Wall Street’s expectations as the U.S. automaker struggled with supply cha

‘0ktapus’ hackers are back and targeting tech and gaming companies, says leaked report

The hackers who reportedly hit more than 130 organizations last year and stole the credentials of almost 10,000 employees are still targeting several tech and video game companies, according to a repo

Is Instagram considering paid verification? Code reveals references to a ‘paid blue badge’

New references in Instagram’s code suggest the company could be developing a paid verification feature following the rollout of a similar system at Twitter under Elon Musk. Recently discovered c

Usage-based pricing is rising, but not replacing other models

Today we're unpacking OpenView's second State of Usage-Based Pricing report.

New month, new crypto market moves?

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Seems like just yesterday we were ringing in the New Year, but we’ve coasted into February and all seems to be somewhat relaxed (for once) in the crypto world.

There are still robotics jobs to be found (if you know where to look)

A lot has happened in the half-year since we caught up with Ayanna Howard, dean of the Ohio State University’s College of Engineering — not all of it good. The broader economic slowdown has been d

Pitch Deck Teardown: Laoshi’s $570K angel deck

Laoshi raised $570,000 for its very early-stage language-learning app targeted at Chinese tutors and their students. Here's the deck it used to raise an angel round.

Samooha launches with tech that lets companies securely share data

Samooha, a startup developing a “cross-cloud” data collaboration platform, today announced that it raised $12.5 million in a funding tranche backed by Altimeter Capital and Snowflake Ventu

Onehouse is building a neutral data lake integration layer on top of Apache Hudi

Onehouse emerged last year with a cloud data lake product built on top of the open source Apache Hudi project. The startup wants to act as an integration layer to move data between different repositor

Political ads face tougher targeting restrictions in EU if MEPs get their way

Europe has moved a step closer to having dedicated rules on online political ad targeting and transparency after the European Parliament fixed its negotiating position — paving the way for talks
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