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YuLife picks up $120M at an $800M valuation for gamified, wellness-focused life insurance

YuLife originally made a name for itself in its home market of the U.K. for its new approach to the provisioning of life insurance: yes, sell a policy that provides financial security to your people i

Happeo lands $26M to provide a central intranet portal for employees

As companies adopt new tools to accommodate remote ways of work, it’s becoming tougher for their workforces to keep track of and manage information across internal services. It’s not just

28% of Americans still won’t consider buying an EV

More than a quarter of Americans say they would not buy an electric vehicle, according to a Consumer Reports survey released Thursday. Price, range and access to charging stations have remained as pri

Japan’s gaming blockchain builder Oasys raises $20M in private token sale

Veterans from the established gaming world are flocking to web3. Whether they do it out of a fear of missing out or genuine belief in blockchain technologies, the trend appears irreversible at least f

Octopus keeps stuff out of Indonesia’s crowded landfills

According to the World Bank, Indonesia produces 4.8 million tons of plastic waste each year that is “mismanaged”—meaning it ends up uncollected, chucked into dumpsites or leaked from improperly

Things get messy for Elon Musk with report about new twins he shares with Neuralink exec

Last month, Insider published an explosive report about a former SpaceX flight attendant who accused SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk of propositioning her for sex in 2016 and to whom the company paid

Review: Espresso Display is the ultraportable second monitor for road warriors

After a successful Kickstarter campaign back in 2019, the Espresso Display is back with version 2 of its USB-C powered, ultraportable second monitor for people who love to get things done while on the

Daily Crunch: After filing for bankruptcy, crypto lender Voyager Digital says it will ‘maintain operations’

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Rocket Lab offers next-day shipping to space

It wasn’t long ago that orbital launches were something that took years of planning and months of tests and careful preparation. But Rocket Lab’s new program will enable customers to show

Apple reportedly plans to launch an ‘extreme sports’ Apple Watch with a larger screen and metal casing

Apple is reportedly planning to launch an “extreme sports” version of the Apple Watch this year, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman. The extreme sports Apple Watch is expected to h

NASA’s CAPSTONE looking ‘happy and healthy’ after communications issue

NASA’s CAPSTONE cubesat is “happy and healthy” after reestablishing communications with Earth, bringing to an end a nerve-wracking 24-hour period in which the spacecraft was out of touch with gr

Volkswagen planning ‘big moves’ and hiring spree in China

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said the company is planning “big moves” in China. The world’s second-largest automaker is beefing up operations in its largest market to keep pace with fast-growing

Virgin Galactic aims for 400 flights a year with two new ‘motherships’

Virgin Galactic is gearing up to take more tourists to the edge of space, working with Boeing to build two new “motherships” that will take the rocket-powered spaceplanes to launch altitud

When did the startup boom peak?

Both startup and venture capital reached an activity zenith at some point in the last few quarters -- but when?

MKBHD says yes to Google Glass, no to the metaverse

If you’ve ever searched on YouTube for a review of the latest iPhone or electric car, then you’ve probably encountered Marques Brownlee. Since he started his channel MKBHD as a teenager in

How e-commerce companies can brave the new retail environment

Even with inflation, and a potential recession on the horizon, now is the time to reach out to existing customers and stick with them through the ups and downs.

Apple says Lockdown Mode in iOS 16 will help block government spyware attacks

Apple said Wednesday it will bring a new “Lockdown Mode” to its upcoming iPhone and Mac software that will switch off certain features aimed at helping targeted individuals combat governme

Dear Sophie: How can we transfer a candidate’s H-1B and green card?

My startup needs to hire an AI expert, and our top candidate is asking us to transfer her H-1B and green card to our company. Can we do it? Do we have additional options to retain her?

Cast your votes for roundtable topics at TechCrunch Disrupt

Heading to TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18-20 in San Francisco? Great, we can’t wait to see you! In the meantime, take a few minutes right now and head to the polls. And by that we mean go to the A

Crypto losses hit $670M in Q2, up 52% from year-ago period

Q2 losses were down from a massive $1.23 billion in Q1, which contained the $625 million Ronin Network hack.
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