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Hinge’s latest feature aims to help users spark conversations about self-care

Dating app Hinge is introducing a new “Self-Care Prompts” feature that is designed to inspire initial conversations between matches about self-care priorities. Hinge’s in-app prompts

Storyblok raises $47M to build out its headless CMS aimed at non-technical users like marketers

The world of web development continues to become increasingly more democratized — and more creative — thanks to innovations in “headless” systems that give more flexibility aro

Tableau enhances links to Salesforce AI as it works to blend more into ecosystem

When Salesforce spent almost $16 billion to buy Tableau in 2019, it was getting a company with a goal of bringing data to the masses. As a cloud solution, it fits nicely into the growing Salesforce fe

Earlybird VC closes new €350M fund for Western European startups, with a deeptech angle

Earlybird VC was one of the, if not the “OG” of the emergence of Berlin as a key global tech startup ecosystem 15 years ago. Founded in 1997, it’s gone on to back N26 and UiPath, among many othe

CarePoint raises $10M to spread healthcare tech across Africa

CarePoint, a technology-driven healthcare startup, has raised $10 million bridge round to accelerate its growth across Africa, as it seeks to make healthcare accessible to the masses. The startup rece

Claap prevents meeting fatigue with async video collaboration

Meet Claap, a French startup that has been working on a way to collaborate more efficiently as a distributed team. Claap is officially launching its product today. Instead of relying exclusively on a

A dive into Haun Ventures with the firm’s first deal lead, Sam Rosenblum

Sam Rosenblum never imagined he would work at a crypto-focused investment firm. A Southern California native who spent a “large portion of my life outdoors in the sun, playing sports and hanging

Bird changes course, drops vehicle sales in pursuit of profitability

Bird presented its first quarter 2022 earnings on Monday after the bell. Revenue has decreased consistently since the company went public via a special purpose acquisition merger in November last year

Daily Crunch: ‘The bitcoin network is not a payments network,’ says FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried

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Rivian founder RJ Scaringe snaps up $1M worth of EV maker’s stock

Rivian founder and CEO RJ Scaringe bought 41,000 shares of company stock worth about $1 million, a securities filing posted Monday afternoon shows. The latest proxy filing, which pre-dated this purcha

iOS 15.5 brings new Apple Cash update that lets you send and request money directly in Wallet

Apple users can now request and send money from their Apple Cash card directly through the Wallet app with the launch of iOS 15.5. The company notes that to request or send money directly from Wallet,

Max Q: Near and far

Kolkata Chai’s next cup includes a taste of venture funding

Co-founded by brothers Ani and Ayan Sanyal, Kolkata Chai wants to be “the place to get good chai” in the United States. It’s a big market. The Sanyal brothers estimate the national tea market re

Fall Guys is going free-to-play, coming to Switch and Xbox on June 21

Battle royale platformer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is going free-to-play and is coming to Xbox, Nintendo Switch and the Epic Games Store on June 21, developer Mediatonic announced on Monday. The ga

Ballooning US EV registrations raise opportunities for startups

Surging EV adoption is certain to drive even more opportunities for startups to capitalize on the sector's growth.

Prusa buys 3D-printer seller Printed Solid to expand US footprint

Lots going on in the world of desktop 3D printers — that’s not a sentence I thought I’d be writing anytime soon. Days after MakerBot and Ultimaker announced merger plans, one of the companie

There are no easy answers for tech in the aftermath of the Buffalo tragedy

As a gunman wrought terror in a Buffalo, New York supermarket over the weekend, the violence was, yet again, streamed live online. The latest U.S. mass shooting left 10 people dead and raised familiar

Rivian says pricing dispute with seat supplier threatens Amazon van program

Rivian filed a complaint against Commercial Vehicle Group, alleging that the supplier violated a contract and nearly doubled prices on a custom seat package bound for the electric vans it’s prod

Start up solo, or bring on a co-founder? 4 factors to consider

While the data show solo founders raise more funding, a holistic approach to understanding your gaps and how to fill them is imperative.

Twitter CEO and Elon Musk clash over bot-battling metrics

Twitter is full of bots, this much we know. But how full, and what kinds of bots? With estimates ranging from Twitter’s own “under 5 percent” to independent researchers suggesting 20
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