Uber to sunset free loyalty program in favor of subscription membership

Ride-hailing giant Uber is shutting down its free loyalty program, Uber Rewards, so it can focus on its subscription-based Uber One membership. Uber first launched the rewards program in 2018 as a sor

VinFast says pre-orders “will get a $7,500 rebate,” federal tax credit or not

We wrote that the Vietnamese EV car company Vinfast is bringing its EV companies to the US. Since then, congress announced it is making changes to the $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax credit, meani

As companies fight to retain talent, employee benefits startups might escape cost cuts

How do employee benefits startups fare when their corporate customers start slashing costs amid a volatile market? We're going to find out if the market continues on the track it's on.

Uniswap Labs COO MC Lader on the incentives behind DeFi

Crypto lending and financial services companies have been at the forefront of the industry’s latest controversies ever since the collapse of the Terra stablecoin, with many drawing parallels bet

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Mary-Catherine Lader, chief operating officer of Uniswap Labs, in New York, U.S., on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. For some, leaving Wall Street for the free-wheeling world of DeFi would be a scary prospec

Battery investment moves onshore to kick-start US EV production

Here’s a look at some of the major U.S. battery projects underway.

Why Twitter anons are sending crypto to celebrities

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about a hack that gave new, ironic meaning to the word “trustless.” This week, we’ll get into one of the most polarizing aspects

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – Season 9

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Are debt financings the new venture round for fintechs startups?

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Twilio gets hacked, teens ditch Facebook, and SpaceX takes South Korea to the moon

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You’re not that special (I swear, there’s a startup angle here)

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. For longtime Startups Weekly readers, you’ll remember that e

Is the future of the microchip industry going to be Made in America?

With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also aspire to reduce their reliance on imported chips.

TechCrunch staff asks: What’s really the best Taylor Swift song?

Which Taylor tune is really the best? After realizing how many of us scribblers had an opinion on the matter, we decided to make our case in a public manner.

Digital pensions platform Penfold raises $8.5M Series A led by Bridford Group

Penfold, a digital pensions platform, has closed a £7m ($8.49m) Series A funding round led by Bridford Group, an investment group. Also participating in the round was Jeremy Coller, Chief Investment

After the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, online threats quickly turn into real-world violence

Threats of violence reached a fever pitch — reminiscent of the days leading up to the Capitol attack — following the news that the FBI raided Trump’s Florida beach club to retrieve classifie

Roon wants to educate patients with freshly sourced info on their conditions

As individuals try to manage medical information and understand their conditions, many typically turn to Google or WebMD — neither of which does much to verify or provide the latest information. But

A crest of the Federal Bureau of Investi

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It might be time for companies in San Francisco to call employees’ bluff

Spend any amount of time in New York, and you’ll feel it. Manhattan and Brooklyn are teeming with activity. It’s electrifying to be there after years spent relatively locked down. The ques

Online Consultation with the Doctor

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Daily Crunch: Samsung’s vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction

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