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US government says security flaw in Chirp Systems’ app lets anyone remotely control smart home locks

CISA said Chirp Systems ignored the federal agency and the reporting security researcher.

Substack rival Ghost confirms it will join the fediverse in 2024

Ghost, an open-source rival to Substack’s newsletter platform, has confirmed it will this year officially join the fediverse — or the open social network of interconnected servers that inc

Amazon ends California drone deliveries

Amazon confirmed it is ending Prime Air drone delivery operations in Lockeford, California. The Central California town of 3,500 was the company’s second U.S. drone delivery site, after College Stat

Tesla earnings week spotlights price cuts, Elon’s ‘balls to the wall’ autonomy push

As Tesla gears up to report what will likely be unimpressive financial results for the first quarter on Tuesday, the company is making more moves to go “balls to the wall for autonomy,” as CEO Elo

‘Send now, pay later’ startup Pomelo lands $35M Series A from secretive Vy Capital, Founders Fund

Pomelo, a startup that combines international money transfer with credit, has raised $35 million in a Series A round led by Dubai venture firm Vy Capital, TechCrunch has exclusively learned. Additiona

Meta opens Quest OS to third-party headset makers, taps Lenovo and Xbox as partners

The mixed reality operating system that powers Meta Quest headsets can officially be used by third-party device makers, the company announced on Monday. Three major tech players—Asus, Lenovo and Mic

Rippling’s Parker Conrad on the company’s new round, new SF lease and, also, its newest critic

Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that the workforce management software outfit Rippling was on the cusp of closing a new, $200 million round of funding at a hefty $13.4 billion valuation led by Co

TechCrunch Minute: Tesla’s Cybertruck recall, layoffs set the stage for its Q1 earnings

Tesla is not having a good start to the week. In its defense, it didn’t have a very good end to last week, either. Today the news is that recent price cuts have irked Tesla investors, who sent i

General Galactic emerges from stealth to make methane from carbon dioxide

The stealthy new startup hopes a fully integrated approach, from direct air capture to electrolysis and methane generation, will let it drive prices down for so-called e-fuels.

Clarity Pediatrics raises $10M for treating ADHD and other chronic childhood conditions

Raising young kids who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having, ADHD can be challenging. Some children with this condition may have difficulties completing school work or grow easily frus

Informatica makes a point to say it’s not for sale — to Salesforce or anyone else

Nothing gets us going like a big M&A rumor, and history has shown where there’s smoke there has often been fire — but that’s not always the case. Last week the big rumor involved Salesfo

Oura’s smart ring hits Target stores

Oura on Monday announced that its smart ring will be available in select Target stores in the U.S. The deal, which also brings the wearable to the retailer’s site, follows similar announcements with

SoftBank-backed TabaPay is buying the assets of a16z-backed Synapse, after it filed for bankruptcy

After a tumultuous year, banking-as-a-service (BaaS) startup Synapse has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and its assets will be acquired by TabaPay, according to the two companies. The deal is pending

EU opens probe of TikTok Lite, citing concerns about addictive design

The European Union has opened a second formal investigation into TikTok, announcing Monday that it suspects the video sharing platform of breaking the bloc’s Digital Services Act (DSA), an onlin

Disrupt 2024 call for speakers closes Friday

Get prepared to set the tech world on fire with your passion and expertise! TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 is poised to electrify San Francisco from October 28–30, and we’re on the lookout for dynami

Salesforce’s silly deal dies, Rubrik’s IPO, and venture capital in space

Equity discusses the latest markets news, upcoming earnings, IPOs, and what impact — if any — the recent bitcoin halving had on its value.

Mood.camera is an iOS app that feels like using a retro analog camera

Phone cameras have evolved a lot, with image processing becoming increasingly important and granular controls to help users tweak their images. Despite that, many people are still fond of old-school p

European police chiefs target E2EE in latest demand for ‘lawful access’

The director general of the UK's National Crime Agency has targeted Meta over its planned expansion of end-to-end encryption to Instagram.

TLcom Capital closes second fund at $154M to back early-stage startups across Africa

Venture capital activity in Africa has shown resilience over the past six months, with major firms on the continent closing their funds despite the ongoing funding winter. In the latest development, T

Green search engine Ecosia launches a cross-platform browser

Ecosia, the search engine that funds tree-planting initiatives with a portion of its search ad profits, has launched a new cross-platform browser to grow its online footprint. The new browser, availab
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