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When a startup’s founders are pretty much its board

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Taur’s Carson Brown on why owned scooters > shared scooters

Carson Brown, co-founder and head of product at Taur, discusses why Taur could be the brand ambassador the electric scooter market needs to flourish.

Climate tech is not doomed, despite climate doom

Climate tech investor Dan Goldman details what he thinks about today’s market and what he’s telling his portfolio companies about how to prepare for next year.

LastPass hacked, OpenAI opens access to ChatGPT, and Kanye gets suspended from Twitter (again)

Aaaaand we’re back! With our Thanksgiving mini-hiatus behind us, it’s time for another edition of Week in Review — the newsletter where we quickly wrap up the most read TechCrunch storie

This Week in Apps: The year’s best apps, Twitter rival Hive’s security woes, App Store backlash grows

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Copycats can drown  

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. To end the yea

It’s foie gras season in unicorn land

EquityZen shared insights on secondary stock sales and a few IPO predictions that gave us food for thought.

Tech’s growth story shifted this year. How has that impacted transparency?

Vijay Chattha, a seasoned startup comms expert, appeared on the Equity podcast to talk with Natasha Mascarenhas about startup storytelling and vulnerability.

Elon Musk vicariously publishes internal emails from Twitter’s Hunter Biden laptop drama

Elon Musk reminded his followers on Friday that owning Twitter now means he controls every aspect of the company — including what its employees said behind closed doors before he took over. Earlier

Looks like sex tech startup Lora DiCarlo is done for

Lora DiCarlo, a sex tech startup that made headlines in 2019 after being blacklisted from the Consumer Electronics Show, seems to have shut down. The company’s website is offline and reportedly

Daily Crunch: ChatGPT’s user experience and implementation ‘should have Google scared’

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

Elon Musk just brought an infamous neo-Nazi back to Twitter

Ye might have crossed the line by tweeting a swastika superimposed with a Star of David, but you can’t blame other Nazi apologists for getting mixed signals. On Thursday night, Musk personally inter

The era of constant innovation at Amazon could be over

Watching AWS re:Invent this week, it was hard to get excited about the announcements, and it seems the age of innovation could be ending.

Plant Prefab nabs $42M to crank out ‘extremely sustainable’ custom homes

Prefabricated homes always seem to be on the cusp of something big — solving housing shortages, tackling systemic waste or just generally ushering in the “very up-to-date.” But in the U

The final 12-hours to savings on passes to TC Sessions: Space

Calling out to the die-hard procrastinators, last-minute decision makers and all you head-down-get-it-done types. TC Sessions: Space 2022 takes place next week on December 6, but you have just 12 shor

TechCrunch wants to meet your startup at CES 2023

We’re a month out from the next CES. TechCrunch is returning to Vegas for the first time in a few years and — as usual — we’re on the hunt for the most fascinating startups. Work for a startup

Salesforce CEO succession drama and other TC news

This week, I talk with Rita Liao about the great wall of porn obscuring information about protests in China. And Ron Miller comes on to recap the AWS re:Invent event and his story on Salesforce co-CEO

TechCrunch+ roundup: Cash management basics, proptech investor survey, visa interview prep

A startup that lacks a cash management program is like a car with a blinking fuel light: how far can you travel with the fuel in your reserve tank?

Astra star hire Benjamin Lyon resigns, management team restructured

Space company Astra’s management team is undergoing another shake-up. The company said Friday that chief engineer Benjamin Lyon has resigned after just short of two years in the role. Rather than se

Activision Blizzard workers in Albany vote to form the company’s second union

Activision Blizzard QA testers who work on Diablo in Albany, New York have formed the gaming giant’s second union in a unanimous 14-0 vote. Just seven months ago, QA testers at Activision Blizza
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