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Solana, a blockchain platform followed by top crypto investors, says it’s far faster than Ethereum

Solana isn’t widely known yet outside of the crypto community. But insiders think the blockchain platform is interesting for a wide variety of reasons, beginning with its amiable founder, Anatol

Extra Crunch roundup: Selling SaaS to developers, cracking YC after 13 tries, all about Expensify

In an exclusive TechCrunch exposé, a founder shares the key lessons he learned while steering his startup through YC’s stringent selection process.

Daily Crunch: Stripe buys Y Combinator alum Bouncer for undisclosed sum

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

Google’s ‘DVD Screensaver’ Easter egg makes the logo bounce around your screen accordingly

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good Easter egg out of Google. Not too long ago it felt like someone would discover a new hidden gag in Google’s products every few weeks. The co

New Relic’s business remodel will leave new CEO with work to do

We decided to dig into the company's financials to see just what challenges Bill Staples might face as he moves into the corner office.

California Gov. Newsom proposes $3.2B in EV investment as part of economic recovery package

California Governor Gavin Newsom, a vocal proponent of electric vehicles, on Friday debuted a new proposal that would earmark $3.2 billion to boost EV infrastructure and adoption in the state. “This

As M&A accelerates, deal-makers are leveraging AI and ML to keep pace

Using AI and ML to cut out the labor-intensive parts of M&A both speeds the process and reduces the time-consuming tasks that lead to burnout in the industry.

Opportunity knocks: Exhibit at TC Sessions: Mobility 2021

Every early-stage startup must identify and evaluate a strategic advantage

Regardless of industry, a successful startup without a strategic advantage is just a validated business model vulnerable to copycat companies looking for a market entry point.

What to expect from Google’s all-virtual I/O

While Apple, Microsoft and the like were scrambling to bring their respective developer conferences online, Google made the executive design to just scrap I/O outright last year. It was a bit of an od

Stripe acquires Bouncer, will integrate its card authentication into the Radar fraud detection tool

On the heels of a $600 million fundraise earlier this year, payments giant Stripe has been on an acquisition march to continue building out its business. In the latest development, the company has acq

5 ways to raise your startup’s PR game

There’s a lot of noise out there. The ability to effectively communicate can make or break your launch.

Facebook loses last-ditch attempt to derail DPC decision on its EU-US data flows

Facebook has failed in its bid to prevent its lead EU data protection regulator from pushing ahead with a decision on whether to order suspension of its EU-U.S. data flows. The Irish High Court has ju

Deadline extended: Apply to Startup Battlefield at TC Disrupt 2021

When you’re head-down and nose to the grindstone — I’m looking at all you hard-working early-stage startup founders — it’s easy to miss a deadline for an outstanding opportunity. Case in poi

The gaming industry needs more than just coders

If you never considered a career in the gaming industry -- or thought that your skill set wouldn’t translate -- know that this expanding job market needs employees from all types of backgrounds.

Prices increase today: Last chance to buy a $99 pass to TC Disrupt 2021

Edtech stocks are getting hammered but VCs keep writing checks

Similar to how telehealth faced declines as patients returned to in-person care, edtech will face similar drops as schools become a safer option for students and teachers.

Cisco strikes again grabbing threat assessment tool Kenna Security as third acquisition this week

Cisco has been busy on the acquisition front this week, and today the company announced it was buying threat assessment platform Kenna Security, the third company it has purchased this week. The two c

Hundreds of SPACs waiting in the woods

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. The fully vaxxed and officially fully immune took over the podcast

Teach AIs forgetfulness could make them better at their jobs

While modern machine learning systems act with a semblance of artificial intelligence, the truth is they don’t “understand” any of the data they work with — which in turn means the
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