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Kobo Clara 2E review: A worthy update to an solid e-reader, with an eco-conscious touch

For years when someone asked me what e-reader to buy, I’d say unless they care about Amazon stuff, the Kobo Clara HD. That recommendation has wavered as I’ve tested the compact Poke 3 and

Take a peek at who’s attending Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt has played host to the biggest names in tech and has launched the Silicon Valley stars who have driven society into the future. They’re the titans, the ones who continue to reshap

Watch the asteroid-smashing DART spacecraft make its 6-million-mile shot today

One of NASA’s biggest crowd-pleasers in years is about to reach its denouement: if all goes well, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft (or rather guided anti-space-rock missile) will

Walmart arrives on Roblox for the first time with two new virtual worlds to engage young shoppers

Walmart announced today that it is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: “Walmart Land” and “Universe of Play.” The virtual worlds are aimed at younger Walmart cu

Gently’s shopping aggregator aims to remove friction of locating secondhand apparel

Gently shopping aggregator enables users to search, filter and get alerts from their favorite secondhand clothing sites.

Designers underwhelmed by Adobe-Figma deal

For now, it seems as though designers will stick with Figma for lack of a reasonable alternative, which is something that Adobe and Figma can build on.

Faraday Future raises $100 million to help launch flagship FF 91

Faraday Future said it has secured up to $100 million in funding as the struggling EV startup tries to launch its long-delayed first model, the FF 91. The near-term funding agreements include up to $4

US arm of Israeli defense giant Elbit Systems says it was hacked

Elbit Systems of America, the U.S. arm of Israeli defense contractor Elbit, says its network was compromised in early June and personal information of employees was stolen. In a breach notification fi

‘Insane’ — UK Tech reacts to Gov moves that might hand UK startups contract to Barclays Bank

Volkswagen, Umicore venture shows the circular EV battery economy is heating up

Volkswagen is partnering with a Belgian technology group to produce battery materials in Europe, the latest in a spate of industry-wide deals to create a circular battery economy that can meet that ca

Venture investors hit the brakes on productivity software

The pandemic boost to productivity-themed startups is at least partially over. Venture investors may be hunting up something new.

UK police arrest teenager suspected of Uber, GTA 6 hacks

Police in London have confirmed a 17-year-old teenager, who is suspected of involvement in high-profile breaches at ride-hailing giant Uber and Rockstar Games, has been charged with multiple counts of

Netflix establishes an internal games studio in Helsinki, led by former Zynga GM

Netflix’s push into the mobile gaming market continues with today’s announcement the streamer is establishing an internal games studio based in Helsinki, Finland, led by the co-founder and

Netflix’s Mike Verdu has got game and he’s bringing it to Disrupt

Is game streaming the next big chapter for Netflix? So far, the streamer has remained mum on the topic, despite recent job listings calling for cloud gaming skill sets. Netflix told TechCrunch it’s

Hey, look, some startups are still raising money

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines.

3 ways to implement a product-led sales motion to unleash PLG’s revenue potential

To drive revenue growth and profitability, the product-led growth model requires a different way of approaching sales: product-led sales.

TikTok faces $29M fine in UK for ‘failing to protect children’s privacy’

TikTok is facing a £27 million ($29 million) fine after the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provisionally found that the company breached child data protection laws for a t

Amazon is holding a Prime Early Access Sale on October 11 and 12

Amazon is holding a Prime Day-like shopping event this fall, marking the first time that the online retail giant will host two sales events exclusively for Prime members in the same year. The “P

Not So Dark helps restaurants run a second delivery-focused business

French startup Not So Dark has raised an $80 million Series B funding round led by Kharis Capital and Verlinvest, with Convivialité Ventures also participating. The startup has launched digital food

Cloudflare launches an eSIM to secure mobile devices

Are smartphones ever entirely secure? It depends on one’s definition of “secure,” particularly when dealing with corporate environments. Most companies with bring-your-own-device pol
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