Micromobility in limbo: Takeaways from Paris and LA

Shared electric scooters came onto the scene five years ago with a promising vision of getting people out of cars and on to greener modes of transportation. Yet despite billions in VC money and plenty

How we covered the creator economy in 2022

This summer, I went straight from VidCon — the largest creator conference — to a labor journalism seminar with the Sidney Hillman Foundation. One day, I was chatting with famous TikTokers

The year customer experience died

It was a terrible year for customer service. As a result, customer experience, something we've been hearing about for years, suffered.

How China is building a parallel generative AI universe

The gigantic technological leap that machine learning models have shown in the last few months is getting everyone excited about the future of AI — but also nervous about its uncomfortable conse

Fidelity slashes the value of its Twitter stake by over half

Fidelity, which was among the group of outside investors that helped Elon Musk finance his $44 billion takeover of Twitter, has slashed the value of its stake in Twitter by 56%. The recalculation come

Daily Crunch: To take the friction out of consumer messaging, more companies are entering the Matrix

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

QuickVid uses AI to generate short-form videos, complete with voiceovers

Generative AI is coming for videos. A new website, QuickVid, combines several generative AI systems into a single tool for automatically creating short-form YouTube, Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat vi

There’s now an open source alternative to ChatGPT, but good luck running it

The first open source equivalent of OpenAI’s ChatGPT has arrived, but good luck running it on your laptop — or at all. This week, Philip Wang, the developer responsible for reverse-enginee

What to look for in a term sheet as a first-time founder

We recently sat down with three VCs who shared tips on spinning up an investing network from scratch and negotiating your first term sheet.

Meta acquires Luxexcel, a smart eyewear company

As Meta faces antitrust scrutiny over its acquisition of VR fitness developers Within, the tech giant is making another acquisition. Meta confirmed to TechCrunch that it is purchasing Luxexcel, a smar

Despite myriad flaws, US remains top spot for Black startup founders seeking VC dollars

Through the haze, the reality is that the heart of the American Dream is still beating.

Netflix vs. Hulu: Which offers better value?

As streaming services continue to hike their prices, cord-cutters have found it harder to manage their growing subscription bills. Hulu was the most recent to announce a price increase, along with Dis

5 of the best apps to track your reading and discover new books

As 2022 comes to a close, you may be looking for the best reads of the year that you might have missed, or you may want to start compiling a list of books you want to read in the new year. There are n

How TechCrunch+ followed the venture dollars in 2022

Venture themes in 2022 included layoffs, demands for growth at all costs, VCs sitting on mountains of cash and low funding for minority groups.

Meet the cybercriminals of 2022

Arrested, seized, doxed and detained. These are just some of the ways police and prosecutors around the world took down the biggest cybercrime operations of the year, even if it meant resorting to new

5 promising fusion startups that aren’t unicorns — yet

A range of new fusion power companies are racing to build the supply chain for what could become a $40 trillion industry.

2022’s best and worst dinner guests: Elon Musk and SBF

What. A. Year. Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. In honor of 2022 finally coming to a close, the

Inside Matrix, the protocol that might finally make messaging apps interoperable

Interoperability and decentralization have been major themes in tech this year, driven in large part by mounting regulation, societal and industrial pressure and the hype trains that are crypto and we

5 tips for dealing with Day 2 Kubernetes operational challenges

Kubernetes is a wonderful but complex software that can present significant 'Day Two' challenges when put into production.

Dispatch from Bangalore, end of 2022 edition

In 2014, Prayank Swaroop made a pitch to the storied venture firm Accel, where he worked as an associate, about future marketplaces in India. At the time, Flipkart and Snapdeal were the only two e-com
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