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UK’s Online Safety Bill falls short on protecting speech and tackling harms, warns committee

Another UK parliamentary committee has weighed in on the government’s controversial plan to regulate Internet content with a broadbrush focus on ‘safety’. The Digital, Culture, Media

The Station: How ADAS is failing drivers, Luminar’s lidar and data deal, GM expands its hydrogen fuel cell plans

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

a16z, Monashees lead new round into inventory discovery startup Inventa

Inventa’s online platform recommends products based on actual transaction data and provides credit, in 30-, 60-, and 90-day increments, to retailers.

AccuWeather acquires air pollution startup Plume Labs

Weather forecast company AccuWeather is acquiring French startup Plume Labs — terms of the deal are undisclosed. Originally founded in 2014, Plume Labs has gradually expanded its product offeri

Spectrum Labs raises $32M for AI-based content moderation that monitors billions of conversations daily for toxicity

Two years into the pandemic, online conversations are for many of us still the primary interactions that we are having every day, and we are collectively having billions of them. But as many of us hav

Indian food delivery giant Swiggy raises $700 million at $10.7 billion valuation

Swiggy, India’s top food delivery startup, has raised $700 million in a new financing round, just six months after securing $1.25 billion, as it aggressively expands its offerings including the

Ola Electric valued at $5 billion in new funding

Ola Electric said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round even as the Indian ride-hailing giant’s spin off struggles to deliver its maiden electric scooter to customers and

Paytm, Zomato, Nykaa and PolicyBazaar shares drop to record lows

Shares of Paytm, Zomato, PolicyBazaar, and Nykaa — four Indian tech startups that went public last year — on Monday tumbled to their record lows since market debuts last year as analysts p

This Week in Apps: Commission battles, Twitter NFTs and Epic’s appeal begins

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

Data wants to disrupt your deal flow (again)

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. AngelList’s recently closed early-stage venture fund brings

Get in, nerds, we’re going to the metaverse

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Are embedded devices the next ransomware target?

2021 will be remembered as the year that ransomware gangs turned their attention to critical infrastructure, targeting companies built around manufacturing, energy distribution, and food production. T

6 cloud trends to watch in 2022

Is algorithmic VC investment compatible with due diligence?

In algorithmic investing, investors use a company’s metrics to decide whether to participate in a deal. But when the art of choice is factored out, it becomes more difficult to perform deep due dili

FarmRaise aims to become a financial services giant, starting with farm grants

You have to begin somewhere. When Jayce Hafner and Sami Tellatin bonded as Stanford MBA classmates over their shared belief that helping U.S. farms run more efficiently would be good for the country a

Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business

Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas. In the filing, the company argued that the Texas lawsuit isn’

2022 crypto predictions from Prime Trust CFO Rodrigo Vicuna

Even though DeFi, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, NFTs and a slew of other products came online in 2021, only about 1% of the world’s population has a unique crypto wallet.

Daily Crunch: IBM sells off Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners

I normally try to bring some pep to my little intros in this missive. But today I am going to avoid astruturning my own mood to simply say, hey, what's up with the stock market?

Experts Roundup: lead magnets, e-commerce trends, software developer Q&A

This week: how to set up lead magnets that attract prospective customers who are ready to purchase.

TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 VC predictions, how to hook an angel, product advisory councils

Well-researched personas are useful, but nothing is better than talking to a customer if you want to understand what delights them — and what they're willing to pay for.
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