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Web Roulette is an addictive, ‘swipeable’ web browser for the TikTok era

If mindlessly browsing the internet is your preferred way to combat boredom and waste time, the indie app makers behind to-do list app Clear and game Heads Up! have a new product you’ll want to

Antimatter uses memes to turn C students into C+ students

Antimatter is an edtech company that operates under a simple, enticing premise: if a student really understands a topic, then they’ll be able to make a meme about it. “To be able to shitpost,

Qflow raises $9.1M to track construction receipts, making it easier to de-carbonize

In the same way that we now take pictures of receipts to expense that ‘important lunch’, construction tech startup Qflow allows the teams running construction sites to do the same for buil

Klarna’s Q1 results show that the fintech unicorn’s turnaround is in full swing

Klarna managed to nab market share in a contracting market, keeping its own growth story afloat despite stiff headwinds.

UpCodes launches Copilot, an AI-based research assistant for building codes

For more than seven years, UpCodes has been making the complicated world of building codes easier to understand for people like industry professionals and homeowners. Its platform includes a searchabl

AI can do everything, but can crypto do something?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Our Monday Tuesday show covers the latest in tech news from

Three climate technologies every investor should have in their portfolio

There’s no way to create a definitive list of climate technologies to invest in, but here are three areas that deserve a closer look.

RaidForums user data leaked online a year after DOJ takedown

A database containing the details of almost half-a-million RaidForums users has leaked online, a year after the U.S. Department of Justice seized the notorious cybercrime forum. The leaked database wa

Startup Battlefield 200 applications close tomorrow

Holy procrastination, startup founders! Tomorrow’s your last chance to apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023. Your last chance for a shot to stand on the Disrupt Stage and

OpenAI’s Altman and other AI giants back warning of advanced AI as ‘extinction’ risk

Make way for yet another headline-grabbing AI policy intervention: Hundreds of AI scientists, academics, tech CEOs and public figures — from OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and DeepMind CEO Demis Hassabis

Portal’s Mac app helps users focus with immersive backgrounds and audio

Productivity-enhancing app Portal has launched a Mac app. The company helps users regain focus and become more productive with immersive backgrounds and natural sounds. The service has been available

Serve Robotics to deploy up to 2,000 sidewalk delivery bots on Uber Eats

Serve Robotics, the Uber spinout that builds autonomous sidewalk delivery robots, is expanding its partnership with Uber Eats. The Nvidia-backed startup will now deploy up to 2,000 of its cute little

Wellplaece wants to put a smile on dentists’ face with new supply procurement marketplace

Wellplaece’s takes in a client’s ordering data and then enables the customer to make those specific purchasing behaviors across a large network of suppliers via one shopping cart.

Blackrock cuts Byju’s valuation by nearly two-thirds to $8.4 billion

Blackrock, a minority investor in Byju’s, has yet again cut the valuation of its holding in the Bengaluru-based startup, this time to about $8.4 billion, even as the most Indian valuable startup

First they worked in tandem, now they’re in an e-bike patent suit

Grenoble-based eBikeLabs, a French startup that has been working on embedded software for electric bikes, is suing Cowboy for patent infringement and, more generally, copying eBikeLabs’ technology i

OMERS Growth Equity leads Carrum Health’s $45M Series B to expand cancer care

Carrum Health CEO Sach Jain noted that 2022 “was a big year for us” that included nearly doubling its book of business.

Amazon is testing dine-in payments in India

After shutting down its food delivery business last year, Amazon India is now experimenting with dine-in payments. The company has initiated a limited introduction of bill payments at restaurants usin

A popular Android app began secretly spying on its users months after it was listed on Google Play

A cybersecurity firm says a popular Android screen recording app that racked up tens of thousands of downloads on Google’s app store subsequently began spying on its users, including by stealing

Max Q: Galactic

In this issue: Astranis' novel approach to GEO satellites, Virgin Galactic's return to the skies, news from SpaceX... and more.

Reliance’s JioCinema breaks world record with free cricket streaming

India’s JioCinema broke the global record for the most concurrent views to a live streamed event on Monday, eclipsing a long-standing milestone set by Disney’s Hotstar, as the Asian tycoon
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