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Shipments of iPhone made in India surged 162% in value terms

India’s ongoing efforts to boost local manufacturing of iPhone devices seem to have paid off to some extent, as the locally-manufactured iPhone shipments grew 162% year-on-year by value in 2022,

Library ebook app OverDrive to shut down on May 1st, readers directed to Libby instead

For over a decade, the OverDrive app has offered a service that allows institutions including public libraries and schools to lend their digital catalogs of e-books, audiobooks, and other digital medi

After much delay, Apple finally launches Apple Pay Later

Months after unveiling a major update to Apple Pay called Apple Pay Later, which allows users to split the cost of an Apple Pay purchase into four equal payments over six weeks without interest or lat

Alibaba splits into six in biggest overhaul in 24 years

Alibaba never fails to show it’s a fan of restructuring to stay nimble in an ever-changing environment. The e-commerce behemoth said Tuesday that it will split into six business groups, which wi

Building Generative AI before it was cool with Angela Hoover from Andi

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Darrell and Becca are joined by Angela Hoover, the co-founder and CEO of Andi, a program that uses generative AI to bring

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried charged for allegedly bribing Chinese officials

U.S. prosecutors today filed a superseding indictment against former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried alleging he bribed Chinese officials.

Q1 VC results tread water, but that’s cold comfort for SaaS unicorns

PitchBook data shows how far venture activity has fallen from year-ago totals and just how brutal the venture capital market appears for late-stage startups.

Substack opens up a $2 million community fundraising round

Substack is opening up a community fundraising round, letting writers invest in and own a piece of the company. The company announced on Tuesday that writers can make an investment, of at least $100,

Seed funding finds fertile ground with Mate Fertility

Fertility treatment is a huge industry, but traditionally it has been very geographically and demographically limited. U.S. fertility clinics are concentrated in the top 10 metropolitan areas across t

Laid off? Snag a free Expo+ pass to TC Disrupt 2023

If you’re one of the many people caught in all the recent tech layoffs, listen up. We have a free Expo+ pass to TechCrunch Disrupt (September 19–21 in San Francisco) with your name on it. Laid off

Google Chrome and Classroom add new features for educators and students, including ‘reading mode’

Google is rolling out new Chrome and Classroom features for teachers and students, the company announced on Tuesday. The tech giant is adding a new “reading mode” for Chrome, an AI-powered

Germany probes Microsoft’s market power

Microsoft is the latest tech giant to be caught in the cross-hairs of Germany’s antitrust authority. The Federal Cartel Office (FCO), aka the Bundeskartellamt, has announced it’s opened a

Spotify debuts ‘Niche Mixes’ you can build based on description alone

Spotify launched a new feature today called Niche Mixes that lets you create your own personalized mixes based on just a few words of description in the Search tab. For instance, you could type in an

Asana launches new work intelligence tools with AI on the way

Asana launched several new features today to help companies understand how work flows and tracks against goals and budgets.

Experience the Found podcast live at TC Early Stage

What’s it like to be a startup founder? Not the hype, not the spin. What’s it really like? That’s the thesis behind the TechCrunch podcast Found. Each episode features an interview with an early

Meta disputes it can be sued in Kenya, again

A Kenyan court has today upheld interim orders issued last week, temporarily barring Meta from engaging its new content moderation subcontractor, Majorel, pending determination if the social media gia

Cultured meat firm resurrects woolly mammoth in lab-grown meatball

Truth, as the saying goes, is often stranger than fiction. The very notion of resurrecting the long-extinct woolly mammoth was the stuff of fantasy not that long ago, but scientists are already workin

Hackers could remotely turn off lights, honk, mess with Tesla’s infotainment system

Thanks to three vulnerabilities chained together, malicious hackers could remotely hack into a Tesla, turn off the lights, honk the horn, open the trunk, activate the windshield wipers, and mess with

Fresh funding gives cat food brand Smalls avenue into retail for the first time

Smalls will open a cat cafe in New York in the fall and continue innovating on its fresh cat food products.

VCs continue to pour dollars into generative AI

VCs aren't giving up on generative AI, which they believe will be the next big thing in tech. The investment numbers are staggering.
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