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Samsung’s new Galaxy S23 Ultra arrives with a 200-megapixel camera

Common wisdom in digital photography says that megapixels aren’t everything. They matter to an extent, but smartphone makers have a long history of leaning too heavily on those numbers as a kind of

Samsung has the MacBook Pro in its sights with the $2,400 Galaxy Book 3 Ultra

The new MacBook Pros are a lot of things, but cheap isn’t one. Performance, it seems, comes at a price. It’s certainly a philosophy Samsung has long subscribed to with its highest-end products. Ta

Rivian to cut another 6% of its workforce

Rivian, the buzzy EV automaker that had one of the biggest IPOs in 2021, is cutting 6% of its workforce for the second time in less than a year, according to an internal memo sent to employees today b

A Vine mess: The choice between rebooting and reviving old software

Are the problems Vine is facing even technical in nature, or does it have to do with the core business model?

Portugal’s Coverflex raises a €15M Series A to make employee benefits more flexible and engaging

In the current environment, Start-ups are having to do a couple of seemingly contradictory things at the same time. Firstly, they have to keep employees (the ones they want to keep, at least) happy. T

Jetpack.io helps developers focus on applications instead of infrastructure

Jetpack.io’s founder Daniel Loreto has worked as an engineer at companies like Google, Airbnb and Twitter, companies that had lots of engineering resources to build custom tools. But when he was at

FTC slaps $1.5M fine on GoodRx for sharing users’ health data with Facebook and Google

Online pharmacy GoodRx has agreed to pay $1.5 million in civil penalties for years of sharing the health information of consumers with third parties like Facebook, Google, and Criteo for advertising p

Report: Microsoft plans to update Bing with a faster version of ChatGPT in the coming weeks

Microsoft is working to incorporate a faster version of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, known as GPT-4, into Bing in the coming weeks in a move that would make the search engine more competitive with Google,

Snap hints at future AR glasses powered by generative AI

Social media company and Snapchat maker Snap has for years defined itself as a “camera company,” despite its failures to turn its photo-and-video recording glasses known as Spectacles into

Pakistan ‘degrades’ Wikipedia, warns of complete block over ‘sacrilegious’ content

Pakistan has “degraded” Wikipedia in the country for 48 hours for not removing “sacrilegious contents” and warned of fully blocking the site if the online encyclopedia fails to comply with the

Waverly Labs launches a translation app called Forum with support for 20 languages

Waverly Labs, the company behind wearables focused on translation, has launched an app called Forum that helps users translate and transcribe audio in real time. The company says the solution is usefu

VC Dayna Grayson tees up a talk on TAM at TechCrunch Early Stage

Do you dream of becoming a dominant player and capturing your total addressable market (TAM)? Who can blame you? But one of the most common mistakes many early-stage startup founders make is calculati

Addressable raises $7.5M to match crypto wallets to Twitter accounts. But how?

Marketo, which was developed — among other things — to enhance marketing around social media users, ended up being acquired by Adobe. Now a new startup hopes to do what Marketo did in Web

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ gets its streaming debut on Disney+

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is now streaming on Disney+, 82 days after it was released in theaters — the longest window between theatrical release and streaming release of any Marvel mo

Needles to say, Ghostline drags tattoo stencil making ‘inkto’ the current millennium

Some of us are fans of dip-n-rip tattoos with very little planning. Who cares, it’s not like tattoos are permanent, right? Others prefer a slightly more measured approach. If you’ve ever g

Report: Meta wins ruling against FTC to move forward with purchase of VR startup Within

Meta can move forward with its acquisition of virtual reality startup Within, a report from Bloomberg says. According to the report, Judge Edward Davila submitted a sealed decision that denied the FTC

Be relevant, or get downturned

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single per

Gem Security wants to secure your cloud infrastructure, raises $11M

Gem Security, a New York- and Tel Aviv-based startup that is building a cloud threat detection, investigation and response (TDIR) platform, is coming out of stealth today and announced an $11 million

Dear Sophie: What H-1B and other immigration changes can we expect this year?

When will the visa application fee hikes come into effect? Are there any other immigration-related changes coming this year?

Empathy’s new tool uses AI to generate obituaries, and it’s not half bad

Writing an obituary isn’t an easy task. That’s an understatement — it’s incredibly painful, usually expensive too. But someone has to do it. Or perhaps not. Consider leaving i
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