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Was Sam Bankman-Fried’s appearance a performance?

FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried talked from an undisclosed location in the Bahamas today with reporter Andrew Ross Sorkin for a DealBook event, a discussion that his legal team “very much” d

Smartphone re-commerce startup Badili raises $2.1M pre-seed funding

Badili, a Kenya-based smartphone re-commerce startup, has raised $2.1 million pre-seed funding to scale its operations within Africa; one of the fastest-growing mobile phone market in the world. The V

Plant-based food brand Huel valued at $560M following Idris Elba-backed round

Much of the company’s sales are outside the UK today, with U.S. “Hueligans,” the company’s loyal fans, representing Huel’s second-biggest market.

Twitter is going to show you more tweets from people you don’t follow

As new Twitter owner Elon Musk tinkers around with the social network’s feature set, more algorithmic recommendations are apparently on the way. Twitter’s support account tweeted about the

Indian agritech DeHaat tops $700 million valuation in $60 million funding

DeHaat, a startup that offers a wide-range of agricultural services to farmers in India, has raised $60 million in a new funding round as it looks to deepen its penetration in the country and reach br

LastPass says it was breached — again

Password manager LassPass said it’s investigating a security incident after its systems were compromised for the second time this year. LastPass chief executive Karim Toubba said in a blog post

SBF says journalists are good, actually

“I’ve had a bad month,” Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) said onstage. The crowd instantly broke out in laughter. The former CEO and founder of disgraced crypto exchange FTX, SBF’s mont

SBF claims massive ignorance on obvious conflicts in FTX downfall

“I didn’t ever try to commit fraud on anyone, I was shocked by what happened this month,” Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), the founder and former chief executive of the fallen FTX, said at The New York

Daily Crunch: Music fans revisit their year in music with Spotify Wrapped 2022

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Stability AI doubles down on AWS

Microsoft may have long had OpenAI as its trusty partner (after its sizable investment), but AWS today announced that Stability AI, one of the hottest new upstarts in the generative AI space and the c

Musk at Twitter has ‘huge work’ ahead to comply with EU rules, warns bloc

European Union regulators have fired another warning shot at Elon Musk over his erratic piloting of Twitter since his takeover last month — saying he has “huge work” ahead if the soc

YouTube acknowledges its iOS app is crashing, says it’s working on a fix

YouTube’s mobile app on iOS devices is currently down for some users. The crashes began on Wednesday afternoon as thousands of iOS users reported the app would close shortly after opening it. Users

9 suitcase-friendly gifts for frequent flyers

Once upon a time, I used to write TechCrunch’s travel gifts roundup. It was a fun story to piece together, and I was more than happy to do the honors — and play around with some fun gadgets in

Bret Taylor steps down as co-chair and CEO of Salesforce

It’s been quite a roller coaster ride for Bret Taylor over the last year. In one week last December, he was named board chair at Twitter and co-CEO at Salesforce. One year later, he doesn’

StartupOS launches what it hopes will be the operating system for early-stage startups

Running a startup can be a chaotic time; a million things need to be built, done, tracked, analyzed, considered, reported and validated. Keeping an overview of it all can be hard, and there’s al

Proptech in Review: 3 investors explain why they’re bullish on tech that makes buildings greener

3 proptech investors explain how reducing emissions can trim a building’s carbon footprint and offer new opportunities for returns.

T-minus 72 hours left to save on passes to TC Sessions: Space

We’re getting ready to launch a price hike, but you still have time — 72 hours to be precise — to attend TC Sessions: Space 2022 on December 6 in Los Angeles for $199. Will you be in the room? C

Bumble rolls out ‘Compliments,’ a new message-before-match feature

Bumble has experimented with many ways to help its users engage with each other beyond tapping and swiping on miscellaneous profiles. Today, Bumble launched a message-before-match feature, “Complime

Frequent conflict is a new requirement for startup leaders

Leadership coach Karla Monterroso talks about layoffs, conflict and management amid a downturn.

GM’s Cruise pursuing permit to test its custom-built ‘Origin’ robotaxi in San Francisco

Cruise, GM’s self-driving technology subsidiary, has started the long and winding regulatory process to test its next-generation “Origin” robotaxi on public roads in San Francisco. T
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