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Meet the 12 jurors on Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial

The second day for Sam Bankman-Fried’s trial was filled with jury selection, opening statements and testimonies from the first two witnesses, with a peek into what may be in store. His lawyers arriv

Tiny EV maker ElectraMeccanica pulls the plug on its exit plan

ElectraMeccanica, former maker of three-wheeled electric vehicles, said on Wednesday that it has “terminated” its plan to merge with Tevva, which makes hydrogen-electric trucks (not sandal

Bird lays off staff after Spin acquisition to reduce redundancies

Bird, the shared micromobility company that was delisted from the New York Stock Exchange last week, is issuing another round of layoffs, according to an email interim CEO Michael Washinushi sent to t

Patreon launches new features, a redesigned app and a new look

Patreon is launching new features, a redesigned app and a new brand identity, the company announced on Wednesday. In a blog post, the company explained that the changes are about “giving creator

Microsoft won’t say if its products were exploited by spyware zero-days

Microsoft has released patches to fix zero-day vulnerabilities in two popular open source libraries that affect several Microsoft products, including Skype, Teams and its Edge browser. But Microsoft w

Walmart experiments with generative AI tools that can help you plan a party or decorate

After launching a generative AI tool for corporate employees in August, Walmart is bringing the technology to its customers. During a demo with TechCrunch, a company spokesperson outlined how the reta

What’s at stake in the Supreme Court’s landmark social media case

The Supreme Court is poised to decide whether a pair of state laws are allowed to reshape the ability of social media companies to control what does — and doesn’t — appear on their platforms

Three weeks later, investors are still not terribly enthusiastic about the massive Cisco-Splunk deal

Three weeks after the Cisco announced a massive $28B acquisition of Splunk, investors still seem less than enthused about the deal.

Actually, X sees 500M posts per day — not 100M-200M as Musk recently said

In September, Elon Musk said X users were generating a lot of content — creating 100 to 200 million posts every day, excluding retweets — or reposts as they’re now known on X. But sp

Keep Labs’ smart storage redefines medication management

Keep Labs built a lockable storage container for medicine, and it doesn’t matter if the meds come in bottles, boxes or dime bags. The Keep is designed to hold them safely and track their use. Th

Apple Watch’s new double tap gesture is now live in the watchOS 10.1 public beta

In September, Apple introduced the Apple Watch Series 9 at its annual event, which included a new gesture: the double tap. The gesture, which gives users a new way to interact with their watch, has no

Lyca Mobile blames cyberattack for network disruption

U.K.-based mobile virtual network provider giant Lyca Mobile has confirmed a cyberattack that caused service disruption for millions of its customers. Lyca Mobile claims to be the world’s largest in

The global VC market continues to stumble

Venture deal volume has fallen every quarter since Q2 2022 across the world, and the trend shows no signs of reversing.

Defense startup Mach Industries closes $79M Series A at $335M valuation

Defense tech darling Mach Industries has closed a $79 million Series A led by Bedrock Capital in a deal that catapulted their post-money valuation to $335 million, multiple sources tell TechCrunch. Ma

News app turned X competitor Artifact now lets users generate AI images for their posts

Artifact, the news aggregator recently turned X competitor, is adding a new generative AI feature. The app, built by Instagram’s co-founders, announced last week it would allow users to post the

Docker launches remote container builds, new debugging tools and more

Docker today announced a slew of new products at DockerCon, the company’s user conference which has returned as an in-person event. These include a new remote build service, new debugging tools

Lemurian Labs is building a new compute paradigm to reduce cost of running AI models

It’s fair to say that Nvidia has found itself in the right place at the right time with demand for its GPU chips at an all-time high, thanks to the resource demands of generative AI models — b

At One Ventures’ $375M new fund shows climate tech is still hot

The 3-year-old venture capital firm raised more money than it expected for its second fund, suggesting that limited partners are warming to climate tech.

Google Photos’ AI-powered Magic Editor feature to ship with Pixel 8 and 8 Pro

Google is bringing generative AI to its popular Google Photos app with the arrival of the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro smartphones. The feature, first announced at the company’s I/O developer confere

Pixel 8 Pro runs Google’s generative AI models on-device

Google’s newly announced Pixel 8 Pro will be the first hardware to run Google’s generative AI models on-device, according to Rick Osterloh, SVP of devices and services at Google. Onstage a
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