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Building owners are often in the dark about their carbon pollution. A new algorithm could shed light on it

Nzero developed a new algorithm that helps building owners estimate their carbon pollution down to the hour.

Magnus Metal wants to revamp the 4,000-year-old way metal parts are made

The startup is developing a technology it claims is as fast and energy efficient as 3D printing at a cost that can compete with sand casting.

Apex Legends hacker says game developers patched exploit used on streamers

Last month, a hacker wreaked havoc during an esports tournament of the popular shooter game Apex Legends, hacking two well-known streamers mid-game to make it look like they were using cheats. A month

For Dataplor’s data intelligence tool, it’s all about location, location, location

Dataplor’s “secret sauce” combines technology and public domain data with a human factor, employing over 100,000 people, called Explorers, to validate all the data via computer.

Screen Skinz raises $1.5 million seed to create custom screen protectors

There has been much evolution in the personalized phone protector market, but nothing has truly captured screens yet.

Trellis Climate aims to bridge the ‘commercial valley of death’ for climate tech

Climate nonprofit Prime Coalition is hoping to bridge the valley with a new program, Trellis Climate.

ChatGPT is a squeeze away with Nothing’s upgraded earbuds

Nothing today announced a pair of refreshes to its earbud line. The naming conventions are a touch convoluted here, but the Nothing Ear is an update to the Nothing Ear (2), while the Nothing Ear (a) i

Google fires 28 employees after sit-in protest over controversial Project Nimbus contract with Israel

Google has terminated the employment of 28 staff following a prolonged sit-in protest at the company’s Sunnyvale and New York offices. The employees were protesting against Project Nimbus, a $1.

Orbex’s new funding may accelerate its Prime microlauncher into orbit

UK-based small launch developer Orbex got another boost from Scotland’s national bank and other investors as it gears up for its first orbital launch, though that mission still does not have a set d

India’s VerSe acquires Apple News+ rival Magzter

VerSe, the parent firm of Indian news aggregator app Dailyhunt, has acquired the popular digital newsstand firm Magzter, which competes with Apple News+.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fines BloomTech for false claims

The CFPB is permanently banning BloomTech from consumer lending activities and its CEO, Austen Allred, from student lending for a period of 10 years.

7 Waymo robotaxis block traffic to San Francisco freeway on-ramp

Waymo can operate on San Francisco freeways without a human driver, but the company is still only testing on freeways with a human driver in the front seat.

Ramp raises another $150M co-led by Khosla and Founders Fund at a $7.65B valuation

Spend management startup Ramp has raised another $150 million at a post-money valuation of $7.65 billion, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. New investor Khosla Ventures and existing backer Fo

Alphabet X’s Bellwether harnesses AI to help predict natural disasters

The world is on fire. Quite literally, much of the time. Predicting such disasters before they get out of hand — or better yet, before they happen — will be key to maintaining a reasonable

Don’t blame MKBHD for the fate of Humane AI and Fisker

Humane AI raised more than $230 million before it even shipped a product. And when it finally released its Ai Pin — which costs $699 plus a $24 monthly subscription — pretty much every tec

Dark is building a rocket-powered boxing glove to push debris out of orbit

Paris-based Dark is taking on the dual problems of debris and conflict in orbit with their mobile platform designed to launch, attach to, and ultimately de-orbit uncooperative objects in space. Dark C

AirChat, the buzzy new social app, could be great — or, it could succumb to the same fate as Clubhouse

Over the weekend, another social media platform exploded into the fray: AirChat. The app is like a combination of Twitter and Clubhouse. Instead of typing a post, you speak it. The app quickly transcr

Mastering finance essentials with Mercury’s VP of finance, Dan Kang, at TechCrunch Early Stage

TechCrunch Early Stage is gearing up for another insightful event on April 25, and one roundtable session promises to be particularly illuminating for early-stage founders. Titled “Finance Funda

Adtech giants like Meta must give EU users real privacy choice, says EDPB

The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published new guidance that has major implications for adtech giants like Meta and other large platforms. Since November 2023, the owner of Facebook and I

LinkedIn testing Premium Company Page subscription with AI-assisted content creation

LinkedIn — the social platform that targets the working world — has quietly started testing another way to boost its revenues, this time with a new service for small and medium businesses.
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