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Boulevard books $70M to help beauty and wellness salons with their bookings

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but when it comes to getting ahold of an appointment for your hair or another treatment… that’s a different story: the bespoke nature of a lot of

Microsoft makes further cuts focused on consumer R&D group

After pulling open roles across its Office and Windows divisions and letting go a portion of its 180,000-person workforce in July, Microsoft made additional cuts this week concentrated in its Modern L

Ford raises F-150 Lightning prices across the board

Ford is raising the price of the F-150 Lightning, with increases ranging from $6,000 to $8,500, depending on the model and trim level. The entry-level “Pro” badged F-150 Lightning will now

TikTok’s latest test feature aims to improve the app’s search capabilities

TikTok is testing a new feature that enhances the popular short-form video app’s search functions. The new feature highlights keywords in comments and links to search results for the term. TikTo

Coinbase’s earnings fall short of expectations as crypto winter rages

Investors shrug, implying the bad news was priced-in

How this founder is SaaS-ifying air-quality tracking

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week, Darrell and Jordan talked with Davida Herzl the co-founder and CEO of Aclima. We all have a right to clean air, but chan

Hootsuite lays off nearly a third of its workforce as CEO tries to ‘refocus’

Social media marketing firm Hootsuite says it has slashed its workforce by 30%. “We need to refocus our strategies to drive efficiency, growth and financial sustainability,” CEO Tom Keiser

Google Cloud announces upcoming regions in Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand

Fresh off of an expansion to Mexico, Google today previewed the launch of new Google Cloud regions concentrated in Asia-Pacific (APAC), specifically Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand. When they come

Upper90’s strategy of cutting checks with credit and equity may be more relevant than ever

Now that equity is getting increasingly expensive as investors are deploying more conservatively after last year's fever, Upper90's strategy could become more useful to founders than ever.

Businesses including Stitch Fix are already experimenting with DALL-E 2

It’s been just a few weeks since OpenAI began allowing customers to commercially use images created by DALL-E 2, its remarkably powerful AI text-to-image system. But in spite of the current tech

Walmart is reportedly looking at deals with streaming services

Walmart’s membership program Walmart+ may bundle with a streaming service. The report comes from the New York Times and sparks conversation about the strange idea of the retail giant entering the st

Tracking venture capital data to pinpoint the next US startup hot spots

Taking a look at an M25 dataset ranking Midwest U.S. cities across datapoints including startup activity, venture activity and business climate.

Five Flute annotates hardware product development into the current millennium

Product managers for software have a pretty thankless job — figuring out which features to put into a development sprint, how to prioritize what the developers work on and collecting requirement

Twitter says internal systems change to blame for partial outage

Twitter has confirmed that an “internal systems change” was to blame for its partial outage today. Earlier today, the social network confirmed that some were having problems accessing the

How investors can still get strong returns from late-stage tech startups

For investors, now is a good time to start seeing the opportunities while also protecting themselves against potential risks down the line.

Copyright law is going to get real interesting, y’all

As millions of people are playing with AI-powered image-generation tools like DALL-E and Midjourney, new works of art are generated by the billions. Many of them are curiosities, some of them are legi

Retention platform CleverTap bags $105 million in fresh funding

Customer engagement and retention platform CleverTap has raised $105 million in a new financing round, the latest in a series of India-origin startups making fast inroads in the global SaaS race. Cana

BMW hedges its EV bet, appears poised to repeat mistakes of the past

BMW is on the verge of creating another compromise platform that could hamstring its EV efforts.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Bridge round bingo, SaaS sales smarts, tracking monthly expenses

"If you can frame your product as a way to boost revenue or cut costs, people will find a budget."

To optimize for growth, study your down-funnel metrics

You've managed to acquire a million users. Amazing. But if 999,999 of them don’t make it through the funnel, or churn, now that’s not so amazing.
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