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Apple’s iOS update just dropped with security fixes and crash detection improvements

Apple rolled out iOS 16.1.2 on Wednesday, citing updates involving user security. Apple hasn’t yet detailed the nature of the security updates, as the company doesn’t disclose security iss

Here’s everything AWS announced today

AWS today announced a lot of feature updates — and little else — during its re:Invent data and machine learning focused keynote today (though there wasn’t a lot of machine learning t

BeReal and A.I. art tool Dream by WOMBO top Google Play’s list of best apps in 2022

Just a couple of days after Apple announced the best apps of 2022 in its annual App Store Awards, Google Play has now shared its own “best of” list. The company published a list of winners

Book Excerpt: ‘Better Venture’ looks at how the current venture model connects to the slave trade

"Better Venture" looks at VC's past and proposes new ways of thinking about startup fundraising.

Netflix launches 9 more mobile games, including Gameloft’s ‘FarmVille’ clone

Netflix released nine more mobile games this month, the company announced on Tuesday. The addition of games brings Netflix’s total to over 40 titles, keeping the streamer on track to have more t

Antaris predicts the future of the space economy at TC Sessions: Space

We’re just about one week away from achieving liftoff for TC Sessions: Space — a full day jam-packed with the latest space science, tech and trends. Join us on December 6 in Los Angeles to hear fr

Dear Sophie: How should I prepare for my visa interview?

Our startup was just accepted into the winter batch of a top accelerator! How should I prepare for the B-1/B-2 visa interview? What type of questions will I be asked?

Spyware vendor Variston exploited Chrome, Firefox, and Windows zero-days, says Google

A Barcelona-based company that bills itself as a custom security solutions provider exploited several zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows, and Chrome and Firefox browsers to plant spyware, say Google

Crypto exchange Kraken cuts 1,100 jobs

Crypto exchange Kraken today announced it’s letting go of 1,100 staffers. The announcement came from a company blog post and follows similar news from DoorDash that it was also cutting staff. N

Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin project TBD kills its plan to trademark ‘Web5’

A plan which would see a corporate entity trademark the term “Web5” has been put to rest after much backlash. Late Tuesday night, TBD, the Bitcoin-focused division of Jack Dorsey’s p

ResortPass, backed by Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow, lands $26M so you can take a daycation

Have you ever looked longingly at the website of a posh hotel or resort and thought, “Man, I wish I could hang out there.” Well, thanks to startup ResortPass, that might not be as out of reach as

Series A rounds are looking a little crunchy in the United States

For seed-stage founders, the steep fundraising road now has two guard towers placed at the A and C stages.

Spend management platform Teampay expands partnership with Mastercard, raises $47M

In 2016, Andrew Hoag, formerly a senior manager at Verisign and a web project lead at NASA’s Ames Research Center, founded Teampay, a platform that attempts to automate the software purchasing p

Adtech antitrust class damages claim filed against Google in UK — seeking up to $16.3BN

Litigation against Google and its parent entity Alphabet being brought in the U.K. on behalf of thousands of digital publishers — seeking up to £13.6 billion (~$16.3 billion) in damages on thei

Pangea Cyber wants to simplify security for developers with an API approach

When developers are creating a new application, they may build security features over time or take advantage of commercial offerings or open source libraries to implement certain security functions su

Here’s your chance to show off your expertise at TechCrunch’s founder summit

Do you have what it takes to present at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 20 in Boston, Massachusetts? We’re looking for trendsetting, game-changing, later-stage startup founders and ecosystem experts

Let’s Encrypt issues 3 billion HTTPS certificates

Nonprofit certificate authority Let’s Encrypt hit a major milestone earlier this month: it issued its three billionth HTTPS certificate. The Let’s Encrypt project was founded in 2013 to provid

How tech PR’s job changed in 2022

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single pe

New Fare Partners is latest female-led VC to close first fund

New Fare Partners secured $20 million in capital commitments for its inaugural fund investing in early-stage food and beverage businesses. 

San Francisco police can now use robots to kill

Last week, we talked about killer robots. That piece was inspired by a proposal that would allow San Francisco police to use robots for killing “when risk of loss of life to members of the public or
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