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Ivorian fintech Julaya raises $2M to digitize business payments in Francophone Africa

Julaya enables companies to streamline their accounting and improve their operational efficiency by digitizing payments to workers and suppliers instead of relying on cash.

Shikho, an edtech startup focused on Bangladesh’s students, gets $1.3M seed

In Bangladesh, students often rely on after school learning centers for study help or test preparation, but many of the best ones are concentrated in major cities. Edtech startup Shikho was created to

Greywing launches Crew Change to help shipping companies navigate COVID-19 regulations

For fleet managers, managing shipping crew changes across different countries is an elaborate process even in the best of times—and now is definitely not the best of times. Greywing, a Y Combinator-

Cassie the bipedal robot runs a 5K

You may well recognize Cassie as the basis of Agility Robotics’ delivery bot, Digit. If you’ve been following the tech’s progression at all, however, you no doubt know that it started life as th

Daily Crunch: No-code startup Bubble pops with $100 million Series A round

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

iPhone sales fuel Apple’s Wall Street-beating Q3

Another excellent quarter for Apple, as the company posted $81.4 billion in revenue. That’s a 36% year-over-year jump for the company, besting Wall Street estimates of $73.3 billion by a considerabl

Alphabet crushes Q2 earnings estimates as Google Cloud cuts losses, grows 54%

Today after the bell amidst a deluge of major technology company earnings reports, Alphabet reported its own second-quarter performance.

Activision Blizzard workers will stage a walkout after ‘abhorrent’ response to harassment suit

One of the world’s biggest video game companies is reeling after a state discrimination and sexual harassment suit kicked off a firestorm of controversy within the company. California’s Department

Extra Crunch roundup: RapidSOS EC-1, how to prep for an M&A exit, inside Genki Forest

In a four-part series, Managing Editor Danny Crichton tells the story of RapidSOS, the company that processes more than half of all 911 calls made each year in the U.S.

Microsoft bests earnings estimates as Azure posts 51% growth; shares fall

Microsoft shares fell after the news, perhaps due to its results missing so-called whisper numbers; that it has traded at or near all-time highs recently puts the 3% after-hours drop into context.

Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the team from subscription news app, Brief

Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers launc

Apple tweaks controversial iOS 15 Safari changes in latest beta

Apple is responding to user complaints and feedback about the controversial changes to the Safari mobile browser with today’s launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 beta 4. The new Safari design first i

Dan Olsen leads a product-market fit masterclass for the Startup Alley+ cohort

Yes Virginia, there are advantages to exhibiting in (the sold-out) Startup Alley at TC Disrupt 2021. Out of all the early-stage startups ready to exhibit on September 21-23, Team TechCrunch hand-picke

Same-day delivery apps need more than speed to survive post-pandemic

Consumer satisfaction hinges on more than the amount of time it takes to move an order from an app to the customer’s door.

BoldVoice wants to help nonnative English speakers find (and flaunt) their voices

When Anada Lakra and Ilya Usorov first moved to the United States, they struggled to find their voices. They both knew and understood English, but when it came time to speak up, their accents became a

What I’ve learned after 5 years of buying common stock in startups

Deeper trust was our goal when we first thought of buying common stock. It wasn’t about winning the incremental deal or somehow "out-marketing" our competitors.

Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses will join us at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

Monte Carlo’s Barr Moses joins the data panel at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021. See you there! As the clock ticks down on TechCrunch’s upcoming SaaS-focused event, we’re excited to announce

African startups join global funding boom as fintech shines

Startups across Africa have never had more access to capital than they do right now.

Instagram now supports 60-second videos on Reels, its TikTok clone

Haven’t you heard that Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app? Today, Instagram announced that users can now upload 60-second videos on Reels, the platform’s TikTok competitor. This up

Shopify allows merchants to sell NFTs directly through their storefronts

The NBA’s Chicago Bulls launched its first-ever NFTs –– including digital artwork of NBA championship rings –– by launching an online store on Shopify.
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