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Moka.care raises $16 million for its corporate mental health service

French startup moka.care has raised a new $16 million Series A funding round (€15 million). The company is focused on mental well-being in the workplace. It offers a full-fledged service that sits i

South Africa’s edtech FoondaMate eyes speedy takeoff after $2M funding

South African edtech startup FoondaMate has secured $2 million seed funding in a round led by LocalGlobe, the UK-based venture capital firm, to drive uptake of its Whatsapp and Facebook-based learning

Actiondesk is a spreadsheet tool that works with live data

Actiondesk is a new spreadsheet solution for the software-as-a-service era. It connects with the databases, CRMs and SaaS tools that you already use so that you can build dashboards and generate repor

Airbnb China closes domestic unit to cut costs as it bets on border reopening

Airbnb will terminate its domestic business in China, marking the partial retreat of another Western tech giant from the country. Like most of its peers, the home sharing titan is shifting its focus t

IP and cybersecurity disputes are top legal concerns for tech companies

No industry is a stranger to litigation, but for the tech sector, it appears IP and patent disputes, followed by cybersecurity and data protection issues keep tech company leaders up at night.

Snap says it will miss this quarter’s revenue goals and slow hiring

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in an internal memo that the company will miss its revenue goals for this quarter. Snap will also slow its pace of hiring, a tactic that companies like Meta and Uber have e

OpenAI: Look at our awesome image generator! Google: Hold my Shiba Inu

The AI world is still figuring out how to deal with the amazing show of prowess that is DALL-E 2’s ability to draw/paint/imagine just about anything… but OpenAI isn’t the only one wo

SwipeRx lands $27M from MDI and Gates Foundation to digitize the pharma industry in Southeast Asia

SwipeRx, a platform for pharma professionals, said Tuesday it has secured a $27 million Series B round led by Indonesia’s MDI Ventures, with participation from the Gates Foundation, Johnson & Jo

Daily Crunch: Used-car marketplace Sylndr lands $12.6M pre-seed round, sets new record for MENA startups

Monday May 23, 2022, and we’re listening to our brand-new podcast called the TechCrunch Podcast. In it, we talk to TechCrunch writers about the stories they’re most excited about. The first episod

Max Q: Insertion burn

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. In this issue: Boeing's make it or break it launch; Fresh funding for SpaceX; News from Virgin Orbit, Rocket Lab and more

Walmart is adding Symbotic robots to warehouses across the country

The push behind the massive influx of warehouse robotics funding is largely driven by one entity: Amazon. There are other factors driving the industry, of course, including the pandemic, labor shortag

Founder alleges that YC-backed fintech startup is ‘copy-and-pasting’ its business

A new startup lifting elements of competing businesses is far from unusual in today’s venture world, but sometimes competing founders don’t find the imitation all that flattering. Andy Bro

Vibes hold steady at crypto conferences amid bearish market

It’s been a hard month for the global cryptocurrency market. And yet, community members continue to gather nonstop to network, learn and party at what feels like endless crypto conferences.

A group of Activision Blizzard workers vote to unionize

After months of organizing, the quality assurance testers at Raven Software, a division of gaming giant Activision Blizzard, have voted to unionize. This marks the first union at a major gaming compan

eBay launches its first collection of NFTs in partnership with web3 platform OneOf

eBay is the latest company to enter the NFT business, as the online marketplace announced today that it’s launching its first collection of NFTs in partnership with web3 platform OneOf. The comp

Hyundai plans to spend $10B on EVs, AVs and robotics in the US by 2025

Hyundai said it plans to invest more than $10 billion toward accelerating electrification and autonomous vehicle technology in the U.S. by 2025. Part of that pot includes the $5.5 billion Hyundai has

Why in the world would chipmaker Broadcom be interested in VMware?

VMware expanded into cloud-native technologies over the years and has a diversified business, much related to the cloud. Broadcom isn’t involved in much of that, which makes it seem like a poor matc

Take-Two completes $12.7B acquisition of mobile games giant Zynga

Take-Two has completed its $12.7 billion acquisition of mobile games giant Zynga, the company announced on Monday. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Zynga shareholders received $3.50 in cash an

Reddit partners with Netflix to give Redditors ‘Stranger Things’ custom avatars

The social network Reddit unveiled new custom avatars inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” characters ahead of the anticipated season four premiere this Friday, May 27. This is the first part

TikTok to launch LIVE creator subscriptions this week

TikTok is ramping up its competition with Twitch, YouTube and others with this week’s launch of TikTok LIVE subscriptions, a new program that will allow creators to generate recurring revenue vi
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