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Is ChatGPT a ‘virus that has been released into the wild’?

More than three years ago, this editor sat down with Sam Altman for a small event in San Francisco soon after he’d left his role as the president of Y Combinator to become CEO of the AI company

Daily Crunch: Grocery delivery app Getir bags rival Gorillas in a $1.2B acquisition

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

Musk’s ‘Twitter Files’ offer a glimpse of the raw, complicated and thankless task of moderation

Twitter’s new owner, Elon Musk, is feverishly promoting his “Twitter Files”: selected internal communications from the company, laboriously tweeted out by sympathetic amanuenses. But

Proposed legislation would force US higher education endowments to reveal where they invest

Higher education institutions have been notoriously secretive about where and to whom they invest money, and, despite calls for change, many have refused transparency.

The Block founder says he’s exploring ways to get the publication into ‘trustworthy’ hands

The Block, a crypto-focused publication, received millions in loans from disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried.

Gift Guide: On-the-go fitness tech to boost their training anywhere

Keeping fit doesn’t need a lot of technology. A decent pair of running shoes and an exercise mat might just do it. But of course sometimes a little extra tech can give an inspiring boost — so

Amazon ends support for third-party HIPAA-compliant Alexa skills

Amazon is ending support for a program that allowed patients to share HIPAA-protected health information with healthcare organizations through Alexa. The news was first reported by The in

Ireland’s privacy watchdog engaging with Twitter over data access to reporters

Elon Musk’s desire to stir conspiratorial shit up by giving select outsiders aligned with his conservative agenda access to Twitter systems and data could land the world’s richest man in s

Microsoft acquires startup developing high-speed cables for transmitting data

Microsoft today announced that it acquired Lumenisity, a U.K.-based startup developing “hollow core fiber (HCF)” technologies primarily for data centers and ISPs. Microsoft says that the p

Computer vision technology startup Brodmann17 has shut down

Brodmann17, an Israeli computer vision technology startup that developed a novel approach to take on a marketplace dominated by Mobileye, shut down this week. Brodmann17’s co-founder and CEO Adi

TechCrunch+ roundup: VC trick questions, building 3-case models, B2B sales coaching

I have nothing personal against investors, but sitting in a room with one while I try to sell them on my billion-dollar idea sounds very stressful.

Roblox will let 13+ users import contacts and add recommended friends

Roblox is adding two new ways for people who spend time in its virtual worlds to find old friends and make new ones. The company announced Friday that it would introduce a contact importer and friend

Pressured by fossil fuel interests, Vanguard decides maybe climate change isn’t a problem after all

Vanguard leaves net-zero group, lending support to the argument that the industry can’t police itself.

Disney+ ad-supported plan is currently unavailable on Roku devices

On Thursday, Disney+ launched its first-ever ad-supported plan, “Disney+ Basic,” in the U.S. at $7.99 per month, which is the same price as the previous ad-free plan before Disney raised the price

Hook your investors with the perfect summary slide

We'll look at great examples of summary slides from the TechCrunch Pitch Deck Teardown series and detail what needs to go on the slide.

Announcing The Cross Chain Coalition Web3 Demo Day, a free online event

Despite a turbulent web3 market, dedicated people and companies continue working to build meaningful products and a better global financial system. Mark your calendar and join crypto experts, engineer

Getaround braves chilly public markets with SPAC combination

Why did Getaround go public, and why has the reaction to its SPAC combination been so negative, so quickly?

Tesla hopes China boss will bring secret sauce to Gigafactory Texas

Tom Zhu, Tesla’s China president who oversaw Gigafactory Shanghai’s transformation into the world’s largest EV plant, has been appointed to run the new Gigafactory in Austin, Texas,

2022: The good, the bad and the wake-up calls

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. We are nearly at the end of the year, so your friendly, loca

The climate founders’ guide to the Inflation Reduction Act

The IRA has instituted meaningful developments toward the governance and financing of influential climate initiatives, but where will it go from here?
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