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PSA: Apple’s new rules let apps raise subscription prices automatically

Surely, this won’t be abused? Alongside the launch of the iOS 15.5 update, Apple introduced a new set of rules to govern auto-renewing subscriptions on the App Store. Now, instead of asking user

Yo! Egg cracks into US restaurants with plant-based sunny-side-up, poached eggs

Yo! Egg is going after the more difficult “whole egg” experience, having developed an egg white and running yolk for consumers who like the taste and texture of that style of eggs.

Tractian, which uses AI to monitor industrial equipment, raises $15M

Tractian, a startup developing a product to monitor the status of machines and electrical infrastructure, today announced that it closed a $15 million Series A funding round led by Next47 with partici

Monday.com’s earnings are a vibe check for unicorns

Monday.com is a good example of how SaaS companies are being graded along a much steeper curve than they once were.

Bill Gates is coming to TC Sessions: Climate

Last year, Bill Gates released “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” It’s a surprisingly breezy read about an extremely heavy topic. The book is a manifesto of sorts, exploring existing tec

The e-commerce boom is still afoot in Africa, Jumia’s earnings indicate

Jumia, the pan-African e-commerce company and sole tech company based on the continent listed on the NYSE, released its first-quarter financial performance today. The company’s results included

US names and shames Venezuelan doctor as notorious ransomware maker

The U.S. has named a Venezuelan cardiologist as the alleged mastermind behind the notorious Thanos ransomware. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez, 55, created and di

Microsoft joins Salesforce, Google and IBM in offering sustainability tracking products

As environmental issues take center stage with increasingly severe weather incidents, wildfires, droughts and floods across the globe, companies who generate pollution up and down the supply chain are

Meta begins testing optional end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app

Meta is testing end-to-end encryption in Quest’s VR Messenger app, the company announced in a blog post. With the rollout of this test, the company is launching optional end-to-end encryption for Me

Warehouse robotics firm GreyOrange raises $110M via growth financing

Robotics firm GreyOrange this week announced it has raised $110 million. The funding comes four years after a $140 million Series C that brought the Atlanta-based company’s raise to $170 million. Ra

Forerunner, Bezos back Arrived, a startup that lets you buy into single-family rentals for ‘as little as $100’

Arrived has raised $25 million in a Series A funding round led by Forerunner Ventures to give people the ability to buy shares in single-family rentals with “as little as $100.” Returning backers

Vivun is digitizing pre-sales, and just got $75M in new investment

Vivun was built by Matt Darrow, a guy who cut his teeth in pre-sales at Zuora. He believed that pre-sales teams had a lot to offer to the organization, but there really wasn’t any software to ca

With a fresh $46M, Instabug aims to do more than fix your app’s bugs

Instabug, a startup that aims to help mobile developers monitor, identify and fix bugs within apps, has raised $46 million in a Series B funding round led by Insight Partners. The raise comes just ov

Does Elon Musk really even want to buy Twitter?

Things between Musk and Twitter have been rocky, with its potential acquirer taking to the company's service to, variously, complain, prod, and backtrack.

Virtual product placement ads are coming to Amazon Prime Video and Peacock

Announced at this month’s NewFronts, Amazon and Peacock demonstrated new ad formats that use similar virtual product placement (VPP) tools, a post-production technique for inserting a brand into

Snapchat’s stricter policies for anonymous apps and friend finders aren’t yet fully enforced

A small handful of Snap Kit platform developers have not yet complied with the new guidelines around anonymous messaging and friend-finding apps announced in March. The Snapchat maker revamped its dev

Drip aims to provide thrill of live commerce to NFTs, physical collectibles

Drip is "Shopify for livestream commerce,” providing tooling so users can run live stream auctions, drops or buy it now formats via Drip’s existing marketplace. 

Greenlight, a $2.3B fintech focused on kids, launches credit card for parents

Greenlight, the Atlanta, GA-based fintech company that pitches parents on kid-friendly bank accounts, is launching a credit card. The Greenlight-branded card, offered through Mastercard, offers up to

Fortis Digital Ventures closing $100 million raise for new crypto fund

The fund aims to make blockchain investing easier through asset allocation, risk management and position sizing in crypto.

Amid crypto’s talent war, Encode Club mints new web3 developers

Crypto-savvy developers are in short supply these days. Blockchain startups and protocols are fighting to onboard and train more engineers — an even tougher undertaking in a world where developi
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