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Nigeria’s Haul247 wants to be Africa’s “Airbnb for trucks and warehouses”

Haul247, a Nigerian end-to-end logistics platform connecting businesses to haulage and warehousing assets, has raised a $3 million seed round. Gender-lens investing fund Alitheia Capital provided the

Uber is taking its car-sharing service to North America

Uber plans to bring peer-to-peer car sharing to North America, starting with Toronto and Boston, the company said Thursday at its Go-Get product event in London. The ride-hailing and delivery app comp

Uber toots its eco horn and gears up for big sustainability drive

Uber unveiled a handful of new eco-focused features, services, and expansions today, as the ride-hailing giant doubles down on previous efforts to align itself with sustainable transport. The announc

WhatsApp launches Channels feature for broadcast messages

Meta is rolling out a broadcast-based messaging feature, called Channels, on WhatsApp, similar to a recent update it sent out to Instagram, as the social juggernaut experiments with giving more conver

Segway partners with Drover AI, Luna to bring computer vision to e-scooters

Segway-Ninebot is partnering with Drover AI and Luna Systems — two startups that build computer vision technology to detect and correct improper electric scooter riding — to integrate thei

Insify raises another $10.7 million for its business insurance startup

Amsterdam-based insurtech startup Insify has completed its Series A funding round with another €10 million ($10.7 million at today’s exchange rate). Overall, the startup has raised €25 million a

Julie Wainwright is back with a new, venture-backed startup

Julie Wainwright, founder and former CEO of the publicly traded, luxury online consignment company The RealReal, is back with a new startup. Called Ahara, the Los Angeles-based outfit describes itself

Layoffs hit rocket engine maker Ursa Major

At least seven people have been laid off from rocket engine startup Ursa Major, with one person citing budgetary constraints as the reason for being let go, according to posts on LinkedIn. Ursa Major

Twitch backtracks on branded content changes after streamer backlash

One day after Twitch announced sweeping changes to how streamers are allowed to advertise, the company is backing off. On Tuesday, Twitch announced updates to its branded content guidelines — the se

Digibee raises $60M to help companies integrate their software apps

Digibee, a low-code integration platform geared toward enterprise organizations, today announced that it raised $60 million in a Series B funding round led by Goldman Sachs with participation from Lea

Nikola’s bid to increase shares stalls after failing to get enough shareholders to vote

Nikola failed to get enough investors to vote on a proposal that would allow the beleaguered electric truck company to issue more shares — and, in turn, raise more capital. Nikola adjourned its annu

Coinbase chief legal officer expects new crypto laws to come in wake of SEC lawsuits

Coinbase Chief Legal Officer Paul Grewal on the exchange's plans amid SEC charges.

iOS 17 will connect your content subscriptions from apps to Apple Podcasts for exclusive benefits

Among the many changes coming with iOS 17, Apple will also introduce a new feature that will allow users to connect a content subscription they use in an App Store app to Apple Podcasts in order to ac

What are Series A VCs looking for? Many seed investors aren’t so sure anymore

The muted late-stage funding and exit environments have left investors with few data points and examples of how to price companies.

Atlanta investors are bullish on where the city’s startup scene is headed

Atlanta’s venture scene is growing. To give you a look at the market’s strengths and areas of improvement, TechCrunch caught up with two local VCs as part of TechCrunch’s virtual spo

Five fundamentals for creating an effective OKR process

The OKR framework has helped countless startups synchronize their teams and realize ambitious goals, launching their companies to new heights.

Why the economics of equality is key to Atlanta’s future

TechCrunch sat down with investor and entrepreneur Rodney Sampson as part of a fireside chat for our TechCrunch Atlanta Live program. The topic at hand was his work with the Atlanta-based ecosystem OH

Amazon is reportedly planning to launch an ad-supported tier on Prime Video

As more streaming services launch ad-supported plans to generate more revenue, Amazon could be the latest company to jump in line. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that, according to people

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens explains why tech companies are moving to the city

Atlanta mayor Andre Dickens sat down with TechCrunch to help open our first TechCrunch Live event dedicated to the city and spoke with us about the rapidly growing tech landscape. Atlanta is home to m

Google claims that Bard is improving at math and programming

Bard, Google’s beleaguered AI-powered chatbot, is slowly improving at tasks involving logic and reasoning. That’s according to a blog post published today by the tech giant, which suggests
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