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Taiko raises $37M to build web3 infrastructure for a censorship-free internet

Amid the speculation and volatility in the casino-like crypto land, there remains a subset of individuals who espouse blockchain’s potential to decentralize various aspects of human activities f

Apple abandons its car: Here are other projects the company has killed

Apple has scrapped plans to enter the automotive industry with its mysterious autonomous electric car, instead shifting focus to the wildly popular world of generative AI. The project saw the company

Nubank CEO dishes on the neobank’s profit surge and how tourist VCs in LatAm have gone home

Listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. Hello, and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our

Karine Perset helps governments understand AI

TechCrunch has launched a series of interviews focusing on remarkable women who’ve contributed to the AI revolution.

Connect with HomeHQ.ai, SOSV, Prepare 4 VC, Latham & Watkins and more at TC Early Stage 2024

We are thrilled to collaborate with some of the most influential players in the startup ecosystem to craft an exceptional experience at TC Early Stage 2024. Our aim is to equip new and aspiring founde

VC Trae Stephens says he has a bunker (and much more) in talk about Founders Fund and Anduril

Last night, for an evening hosted by StrictlyVC, this editor sat down with Trae Stephens, a former government intelligence analyst turned early Palantir employee turned investor at Founders Fund, wher

Waymo can now charge for robotaxi rides in LA and on San Francisco freeways

Waymo received approval Friday afternoon from the California Public Utilities Commission to operate a commercial robotaxi service in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Peninsula and on San Francisco freew

Rabbit’s Jesse Lyu on the nature of startups: ‘Grow faster, or die faster,’ just don’t give up

Rabbit co-founder and CEO Jesse Lyu isn’t afraid of death … the death of the company, at least. He told TechCrunch that the company is a startup whose fortunes may be swayed by the whims of mu

A comprehensive list of 2023 & 2024 tech layoffs

The tech-wide reckoning that began in 2022 and ran throughout into 2023 has continued into this year. And while 2024’s losses are not at that scale, they’re still significant, driven by bi

Stay up-to-date on the amount of venture dollars going to underrepresented founders

Stay up-to-date on the latest funding news for Black and women founders.

MWC 2024: Everything announced so far, including Swayy’s app to tell friends where you’ll be next

The TechCrunch team is in Barcelona this week to bring you all the action going on at Mobile World Congress 2024.

Is there anything AI can’t do?

The current-generation AI technology is the tech equivalent of a toddler, and all the mediocre reviews various GenAI software is getting is tantamount to judging a fish by its ability to climb a tree.

Ultraleap is bringing haptic touch to cars and VR headsets

In May 2019, Ultrahaptics and Leap Motion became Ultraleap (not to be confused with Magic Leap, which operates in the same space). It’s a name change representing the marriage of two different, yet

Rants, AI and other notes from Upfront Summit

Venture capitalists were in Los Angeles this week for the Upfront Summit, an invite-only conference with celebrity sightings and plenty of talk on the future of the VC industry.

Threads says it will make its API broadly available by June

Meta-owned social network Threads said today that it will make its API broadly available to developers by June. Engineer Jesse Chen posted that the company has been building the API for the past few m

Compete or cooperate? Five deep tech investors opt for shared gain over sharp elbows

The collaborative, known as Venx, allows Boston VCs to share offices, pitch meetings, and insights.

Spotify, Epic Games and others pen letter to EC, claiming Apple has made a ‘mockery’ of the DMA

Epic Games, Spotify, Proton, 37signals and other developers had already signaled their displeasure with how Apple has chosen to adapt its rules to meet the requirements of the new EU regulation, the D

AgZen’s RealCoverage wants to keep pesticides only where they are needed

A 2021 study found that if farmers didn’t use pesticides, they would lose 78% of fruit production, 54% of vegetable production, and 32% of cereal production. At the same time, the way pesticides are

MyHeritage debuts OldNews.com, offering access to millions of historical newspaper pages

MyHeritage announced today that it’s launching OldNews.com, a new website that offers access to thousands of historical newspapers, mainly from the 1800s and 1900s. The website includes articles

Fohm rebrands to Saintly, for a heavenly clean bottom

When it comes to doing business — not startups but that other kind of business for which you have a whole separate room in your house — we need to talk about wipes. Wet wipes are great for
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