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Bounce’s first electric scooter features swappable battery, costs less than $500

Bangalore-based Bounce on Thursday priced its first electric scooter at as low as 36,000 Indian rupees ($480), considerably undercutting the heavily-backed rival Ola as the mobility war intensifies in

Apple announces the 2021 App Store Award winners and most downloaded apps of the year

Apple today released its anticipated annual list of the best apps and games of the year across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch. This year, children’s app maker Toca Boca won iPhone A

Francophone African super app Gozem grabs $5M to expand and offer more services

Gozem, a super app that provides a host of services — including transport, e-commerce and financial services in Francophone Africa — has raised $5 million in Series A financing, the compan

LinkedIn adds Hindi to reach 500 million people in India

Less than 20% of India’s 1.3 billion people speak English. But LinkedIn, the largest professional social network globally, has so far catered only to this sliver of the population in the world&#8217

Kakao Mobility picks up additional $55M funding at over $4.2B valuation 

Kakao Mobility, the South Korea-based mobility as a service (MaaS) startup behind Kakao T, a ride-hailing app, said it has raised an additional $55 million (65 billion won) from strategic investor GS

4 analysts break down Bret Taylor’s pretty sweet week

Bret Taylor finds himself in a unique position in Silicon Valley: in just one week at age 42, he's accepted substantial positions at two tech powerhouses.

If we can’t design autonomous robots, maybe they can design themselves

Delivering a humanoid robot capable of independently venturing out into public is likely a long way off.

Report claims Amazon collects over a third of seller revenue, bringing in $121B in 2021

A new study claims that Amazon makes far more from fees on its Marketplace platform than even the cash cow known as AWS. The report says that Amazon’s fees for participating effectively on its s

Daily Crunch: Spotify packs its 2021 year-end recap with new sharing, social features

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Razer launches handheld dev kit with brand new Snapdragon G3x chip

Snapdragon’s G3x is Qualcomm’s fantastically exciting bid to embrace the gaming market — a brand new reach for the manufacturer, which introduces powerful GPUs, 5G-enabled connectivity,

Square is changing its name to Block

The fintech giant Square is changing its name to Block, effective December 10. The name change, which has been in the works for over a year, is intended to house the company’s various products &

Gift Guide: The smarter home

If you’re just starting to build out a smart home, look no further than Zack Whittaker’s excellent starter kit guide, which should lay the groundwork for a connected home experience. But i

DAOs as the future? Hard pass, thanks

While the problems DAOs might solve are real, DAO proponents misunderstand the nature of these problems and offer a tool that creates more harm than benefit.

American Express taps Opy for its first US third-party BNPL offering

Credit card companies are seeking to push further into the “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) market. American Express (Amex) announced today that it plans to partner with Opy, the U.S. subsidiary of Aus

Ahead of public market debut, Better.com lays off 9% of its staff

One day after announcing an amendment to its SPAC agreement, digital mortgage lender Better.com confirmed today that it is laying off roughly 9% of its nearly 10,000 person staff. Doing the math, that

How to execute an amplified marketing strategy

Marketers need a new plan of action that puts creativity before quantity, audience before engine, and sets connection as the top priority. They need an amplified marketing strategy.

Amazon Lex brings automated call transcript review to chatbot building

Today, at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas, the company announced the Amazon Lex automated chat bot designer in preview, a new feature that simplifies the chatbot training and design process by bringing a l

T-minus three days left to save on passes to TC Sessions: Space 2021

Countdowns aren’t just for space launches, you know. They’re also for serious savings on passes to the all-virtual TechCrunch Sessions: Space event which, no spoiler alert here, also includes expe

AWS launches new SageMaker features to make scaling machine learning easier

At its annual re:Invent conference, AWS today rolled out a slew of new features for SageMaker, the company’s managed service for building, training and deploying machine learning (ML) models. Sw

3D printing company Essentium set to go public via SPAC

The world of additive manufacturing is not immune from the SPAC craze. Desktop Metal, Shapeways, Markforged and Velo3D have all either completed or announced plans to go public through the process. Au
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