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Tier Mobility-owned Spin lays off about 10% of workforce, exits two markets

Spin, which was acquired by Tier Mobility earlier this year, has laid off about 10% of its staff and is exiting Canada and Seattle.

What tech tycoon Richard Liu’s sexual misconduct case means for China’s #MeToo

One of the highest-profile sexual assault allegations against Chinese business tycoons ended abruptly this past weekend. Liu Qiangdong, the founder of Chinese ecommerce giant JD.com, also known as Ric

Meta settles lawsuit for ‘significant’ sum against businesses scraping Facebook and Instagram data

Facebook parent Meta has settled a lawsuit in the U.S. against two companies that had engaged in data scraping operations, which had seen them gathering data from Facebook and Instagram users for mark

Edited tweets is still a minefield, but Twitter’s solution just might work

I’ve long been super against edited tweets, mostly for technical reasons. The core issue is that Twitter isn’t like other social media sites; unlike, say Instagram and Facebook posts, embe

Let’s not defend Kim Kardashian for shilling crypto

Rather than an unfairly targeted outlier, count Kim Kardashian as the first of many celebrities who should start facing the consequences of their actions.

I will defend the $700M fizzy water

Liquid Death is more than simply bougie water. It comes with built-in liquidity, ensuring that its investors won't be parched on the deal.

Draymond Green will flip the script at TechCrunch Disrupt

Golden State Warrior and four-time NBA champion Draymond Green will take the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco — and get ready for a plot twist. He will bring his popul

Twitter’s edit button is rolling out to Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Twitter is rolling out the ability to edit tweets to Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the social network announced on Monday. The company says the edit button will roll o

Why aren’t we seeing more aggressive SaaS M&A?

With public stock valuations way down, it's surprising we aren't seeing more aggressive M&A activity from acquisitive companies and private equity alike.

Google’s GV backs SideQuest, an unofficial Meta Quest app store

While the broader virtual reality industry earnestly waits for Meta’s next announcements around new VR products at its Connect event next week, Google’s venture arm GV is placing an interesting be

Bumble is testing a speed-dating feature where users chat before matching

Dating app Bumble has been experimenting with a new way for its users to connect. The company has been quietly testing a speed-dating feature in its U.K. market, which allows users to join the app on

YouTube is asking some users to purchase a Premium subscription to watch in 4K

YouTube’s Premium paid subscription includes benefits like ad-free viewing, video and song downloads for offline consumption, and background plays. Now, it might also be shifting video streaming

Beats: Italian antitrust fine for Apple and Amazon cancelled on appeal

An antitrust win for Amazon and Apple in Italy, where an appeals court has cancelled a multimillion-dollar penalty the pair were hit with last year for alleged collusion following an investigation int

Kahani wants to turn your e-commerce website into an interactive experience

Kahani’s first product is a “Stories-like” feature, for example, with a clothes model actively turning around to show how it fits.

AT&T talks driving innovation through collaboration at Disrupt

We’re just a few short weeks away from the first in-person TechCrunch Disrupt in three years. The agenda is absolutely bursting with expert insight and information from the leading voices in the ear

Wisk Aero reveals its market-ready, self-flying air taxi

EVTOL company Wisk Aero will put forward its Generation 6 four-passenger autonomous air taxi for FAA certification.

Fandom acquires Metacritic, GameSpot, TV Guide and other entertainment brands in deal worth around $55M

Entertainment platform Fandom announced today its acquisition of seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, Gam

Mad Realities’ Devin Lewtan talks onboarding new crypto users through content at TC Sessions: Crypto

If crypto is going to reach “mass adoption,” the industry still has a lot of people it needs to bring on board. Approximately 83% of U.S. adults haven’t ever invested in, traded or u

BeReal gets its own Saturday Night Live skit

At this point in the BeReal hype cycle, you might’ve seen some wild things in your friends’ once-per-day snaps (personally, I’ve seen a couple of “sitting on the toilet”

Venmo rolls out ‘Charity Profiles’ to allow charities to raise funds directly within its app

Venmo is launching a new feature called “Charity Profiles” that will allow charities to raise funds and receive donations directly within its app, the PayPal-owned company announced on Mon
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