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Terra’s Do Kwon set to lose passport weeks after Interpol red notice

South Korea has ordered Do Kwon to surrender his passport, or risk getting it revoked, as the East Asian nation escalates actions against the crypto entrepreneur whose blockchain collapse earlier this

Fiserv, LG back Korea Credit Data as the SME-focused fintech startup raises another $24.7M

In South Korea, there are about 7.3 million small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) — defined as firms with less than 250 employees. Their workforces combined make up 83.1% of all corporation

Halo Car’s teleoperated car-sharing service to roll out this year with no one behind the wheel

Halo Car, a Las Vegas-based startup that combines teleoperations and car sharing, said it will remove the human safety operator from behind the wheel later this year — the last hurdle before its com

Daily Crunch: Google will use private subsea cable to launch its first full-scale cloud region in Africa

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

SpaceX notches eighth human spaceflight mission with Crew-5

SpaceX successfully launched another batch of astronauts to the International Space Station Wednesday, part of an ongoing astronaut transportation contract with NASA. Like the company’s seven other

Popular censorship circumvention tools face fresh blockade by China

Tools helping China’s netizens to bypass the Great Firewall appear to be facing a fresh round of crackdowns in the run-up to the country’s quinquennial party congress that will see a top l

Twitter v. Musk judge says the trial is still on

In a new letter filed with Delaware’s Court of Chancery, Judge Kathaleen McCormick says it’s still game on — for now at least.  In the letter, sent a day after news broke that Elon Musk

Startups and VCs are increasingly embracing the federal government. Here’s why

Enterprise startups are increasingly turning their attention to landing the federal government as a customer -- and VCs are all-in.

Space billboards could cost $65M and still turn a profit

Space-based advertising has been on the minds of every marketer on the planet since the Apollo era, yet no one has made it happen. A new study suggests that a billboard-like constellation of about 50

Google answers Meta’s video-generating AI with its own, dubbed Imagen Video

Not to be outdone by Meta’s Make-A-Video, Google today detailed its work on Imagen Video, an AI system that can generate video clips given a text prompt (e.g. “a teddy bear washing dishes&

7 investors discuss how agtech can solve agriculture’s biggest problems

Climate change and geopolitical instability are wreaking havoc on agriculture, so we surveyed seven investors to learn what they're looking at.

Grubhub and Gopuff team up for grocery and alcohol delivery

Grubhub and Gopuff are partnering to provide fast delivery of grocery items, alcohol and essential items. The new partnership will see the Chicago-based food delivery platform tap into Gopuff’s

Engage with AT&T, Polygon & more at TechCrunch Disrupt

A world-class tech conference like TechCrunch Disrupt — coming to you live and in person in San Francisco on October 18-20 — doesn’t just happen. It’s an all-hands-on-deck situation, and we wa

As Iran throttles its internet, activists fight to get online

As protesters flooded the streets of Iran in September after the death in custody of Mahsa Amini — a 22-year-old woman who was arrested for not wearing her hijab in accordance with the country&#8217

Overwatch 2 launch marred by ongoing DDoS attacks

One of the biggest games of the year is off to a rocky start, to say the least. Overwatch 2 — the follow-up to 2016’s colorful multiplayer shooter — is cut from the same cloth, extending the

Is it time for Elon Musk to find a Tim Cook for Tesla?

The answer to whether Elon Musk should abandon the Tesla CEO post probably depends on your view of the company's prototype robot, Optimus.

Peacock grows its paid subscriber base to 15 million after pulling back shows from Hulu

NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell revealed in a CNBC interview that Peacock added more than 2 million paid subscribers in the third quarter, bringing the total to over 15 million. The recent growth shows th

Waiting for Raspberry Pi: Eben Upton talks supply constraints and demand shock

Hardware hobbyists wanting to get their hands on some juicy single-board Raspberry Pi kit to power low-cost electronics projects have been having a frustrating time for more than a year now, as pandem

Crypto adoption skyrockets in Middle East and North Africa due to favorable economic climate

Crypto markets grew the most in the Middle East and North Africa in 2022 due to economic incentives and regulation.

Walmart counters Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale with its own fall deals event

Walmart is holding a “Rollbacks and More” sale event from October 10 to 13 to counter Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale. Last week, Amazon announced that it’s holding a Prime Da
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