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WhatsApp users can now choose to have messages disappear for all new chats by default

WhatsApp users can now choose to easily have all new messages they send or receive disappear as the world’s largest instant messaging service broadens its offerings for what an executive described a

UK High Court deals huge blow to Uber-style ride-hailing contracts

In a landmark court decision against Uber, the UK High Court has ruled that its business model is unlawful. The decision — which reboots the application of London’s regulations around priv

Bain Capital Ventures taps ex-Affirm exec as its newest partner to focus on early-stage fintech and commerce

Bain Capital Ventures has named Christina Melas-Kyriazi, a former Affirm executive and angel investor, as its newest partner. Melas-Kyriazi will be based in the firm’s San Francisco office and focus

Astra will launch a rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida for the first time in January

Astra is set to expand its launch footprint, after exclusively flying its first few rockets from Kodiak, Alaska. The startup will fly a mission from Cape Canaveral in Florida for client NASA in Januar

Pinterest invests in creator tools with acquisition of video creation and editing app Vochi

Pinterest is further investing in creator tools and video with today’s news it’s acquired the video creation and editing app, Vochi, for an undisclosed sum. The company will be bringing in

William Shatner’s space voyage is becoming an Amazon documentary

Earlier this year William Shatner became the oldest person to ever fly to space, and his trip is now set to become an Amazon Prime documentary called Shatner in Space.

SMB neobank Nearside, formerly known as Hatch, gets $58M Series B led by Valar

Nearside, the online bank for SMBs formerly called Hatch, announced today it has raised a $58 million Series B, just seven months after announcing its Series A. The latest round was led by Valar Ventu

Hometap closes on $60M to let people tap into their home equity without taking out a loan

Hometap, a startup that offers people a way to borrow against the equity in their homes without taking out loans, has raised $60 million in new funding. American Family Ventures led the investment, wh

Dispatch Goods takes in $3.7M for restaurant, food delivery container reuse

The company takes on the heavy lifting of recapturing plastic containers, washing/sanitizing them and selling them back to restaurants for reuse.

Argo releases standards for how self-driving cars should act around cyclists

Argo AI, an autonomous driving technology company, teamed up with advocacy group the League of American Cyclists (LAB) to come up with guidelines for how self-driving vehicles should identify and inte

The Station: Didi delists, a plea for the Chips Act and crypto for in-car purchases

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

Aussie online used car dealership Carma comes out of stealth with $20M seed round

Australia is emerging onto the online used car scene with Carma, a startup that just raised a $20 million (AUD $28 million) seed round from Tiger Global, a U.S. investment firm. Carma has been operati

TradeDepot raises $110M from IFC, Novastar to extend BNPL service to merchants across Africa

Startups digitizing B2B e-commerce and retail in Africa continue to grab the headlines after the pandemic paved the way for widespread offline retail and commerce disruption. TradeDepot, a Nigeria- an

TamatemGames raises $11M Series B led by PUBG maker Krafton

Jordan-based mobile game publisher TamatemGames announced today it has raised $11 million in a Series B led by KRAFTON, a South Korean game developer behind PUBG, marking its first investment in the

VCs eye investment in Polygon

A number of investors including Sequoia Capital India and Steadview Capital are in talks to back Polygon, which operates a framework for building and connecting Ethereum-compatible blockchain networ

Alibaba undergoes major management reshuffle

Alibaba is reassigning roles to four of its executives in one of the biggest reshuffles in its recent history, the company announced on Monday morning. Maggie Wu, the e-commerce titan’s former c

Kenya’s Pariti raises $2.85M led by Harlem Capital to develop startup ecosystems in emerging markets

Pariti, the Kenya-based community-led marketplace building the digital infrastructure for startup ecosystems in emerging markets, has raised $2.85 million seed, the company confirmed to TechCrunch tod

MarketForce partners with Cellulant to expand in five new markets across Africa as it races to cover continent

MarketForce, a Kenyan B2B retail and financial services distribution startup, has expanded into five additional markets across Africa to grow RejaReja — its retailer ‘super app’ that makes i

Stacked raises $35M to bring passive investing tools to retail crypto traders

Stacked, a web-based platform that provides passive investment tools for retail investors interested in crypto, just announced it raised a $35 million Series A co-led by Alameda Research, a crypto tra

HR tech startup Sense valued at $500 million in SoftBank Vision Fund 2-led funding

Sense, an HR tech startup that helps some of the world’s largest staffing and recruitment agencies timely find and hire talent, has grown its valuation to $500 million in a new financing round, a pe
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