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Roe reversal weighs heavily on emerging tech cities in red states

The recent increase in conservative legislation and political division could affect the tech landscape, deterring workers from migrating to these hubs and causing an exodus of talent from red states.

Meta’s next VR headset might be called the Quest Pro

The company formerly known as Facebook may soon release its first new piece of VR hardware since rebranding to Meta last year. According to developer Steve Moser in a report from Bloomberg, the next h

A huge data leak exposes China’s vast surveillance state

A massive store of data containing information on about one billion Chinese residents could be one of the biggest breaches of personal information in history. Portions of the leaked data appeared last

Meta is dumping Facebook logins as its metaverse ID system

Despite the name change and metaverse hyperbole, Facebook has always been at the center of the Meta suite of software for users engaging with its wider ecosystem. While that may continue to be the cas

Flipping the sales script: How to break biases and diversify sales teams

Technology leaders don’t like to admit it, but sales has a perception problem that deters many fabulous candidates — especially women and minorities — from pursuing careers in tech sales.

Covariant, MassRobotics and The Engine discuss the road from lab to market at TC Sessions: Robotics

It’s a long road taking an idea from the R&D stage in a lab to successful commercialization, especially when you’re talking about technologies as complex and costly as robotics and artificial

Volkswagen breaks ground on first of six battery factories

Volkswagen Group broke ground Thursday at the first of six battery factories it expects to build in Europe, the official kickoff of a new battery business that will invest $20 billion through 2030 to

a16z leads $6.5M seed round for Adaptive, a construction software and fintech play

In the construction business, time is money. But with so many moving parts, it can be extremely challenging for construction companies to manage the administrative aspects of their finances. Adaptive,

Six reasons to apply to the Startup Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt

If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new and awesome opportunity available for early-stage startup founders at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco on October 18-20. It’s called the Startup Battle

As the global venture capital market slows, is the US dodging the downturn?

The global VC total in the second quarter was still above any quarter of 2020. It's a massive figure, in other words, indicative of a private capital market that is far from moribund.

Twitter begins testing ‘CoTweets’ to allow users to co-author tweets

Twitter has started testing a new “CoTweets” feature that lets users co-author tweets, the social media giant confirmed to TechCrunch. The company says it’s testing CoTweets for a li

Casper king Philip Krim is getting into the insurance business

Since departing his role as Casper CEO in 2021, Philip Krim has spent the majority of his time investing and incubating companies via Montauk Ventures. The latest is an insurance company called Ranger

Traba raises $20M to match contractors with events and warehouse work

Traba, a jobs board designed to help entry-level workers find available shifts at fulfillment centers and event venues, today announced that it raised $20 million in a Series A round. Khosla led the f

Summer decision looms for Facebook’s EU-US data transfers

The wheels of privacy enforcement are slowly turning against Facebook in Europe — where its lead data protection regulator, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), has taken a key proc

Fyto combines automation, robotics so aquatic ‘superplants’ can grow almost anywhere

The company's pilot program showed that farms are able to generate 10 to 20 times more protein per acre and use five to 10 times less water than other crops, like alfalfa.

Announcing the judges for the TC Sessions: Robotics Pitch-Off

On June 21st, TechCrunch will host TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 — virtually. No TechCrunch event is complete without a pitch-off showcasing early-stage startups from around the globe. If you&#8217

Binance.US hires former Acorns, PayPal exec Jasmine Lee as CFO

After nine months of searching, Binance.US, the American partner of the world’s largest crypto exchange, has finally found a new permanent chief financial officer (CFO). Jasmine Lee is coming on

Flutterwave denies money laundering and fraud allegations following accounts freeze by Kenyan court

Flutterwave has come out to deny the fraud and money laundering claims leveled against it by Kenya’s Asset Recovery Agency, which investigates and recovers proceeds of crime. This is after a total o

Pinterest launches new shopping features for merchants

Pinterest announced today that it’s rolling out new merchant features, including product tagging on Pins and a Pinterest API for Shopping. The company says all of the new features are designed t

Embattled digital mortgage lender Better.com reveals string of new senior exec hires in ‘rebirth’ attempt

Online mortgage lender Better.com is on a mission to reinvent its image. The embattled startup announced today several new hires of senior executives, including a new chief growth officer and a new he
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