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Amplio helps companies find components when supply chain breaks down

When COVID shut down much of the world in 2020, it ended up wreaking havoc on the supply chain. Suddenly companies built for just-in-time production couldn’t find parts they needed to build their pr

YouTube Music starts rolling out its personalized end-of-year Recaps

YouTube Music announced today that it’s starting to roll out its personalized end-of-year Recaps to allow users to relive their favorite music moments of 2022. The launch comes ahead of Spotify&

Apple Music launches revamped 2022 Replay experience with new highlight reel

Apple Music has launched a revamped 2022 Replay experience to let subscribers explore their top songs, artists, albums, genres and more. Although Replay is still only accessible via the web, the redes

Early-stage founders still have currency: Fundraising in times of greater VC scrutiny

Founders may be discouraged in this environment, but they need to remember that they have "currency," too.

Cyber Monday online sales hit a record $11.3B, driven by demand, not just inflation, says Adobe

Expectations for this year’s holiday spend online were lukewarm, but initial activity — driven by deep discounts — has bucked predictions. Cyber Monday pulled in $11.3 billion in sal

Slate’s ‘Slow Burn’ is the winner of Apple’s first podcast award

Apple debuted its first podcast award today with Slate’s “Slow Burn” as the winner for this year. The company said that the award is to celebrate the “outstanding quality, inno

Solana-focused crypto wallet Phantom adds Ethereum and Polygon support

The new Ethereum and Polygon integrations are live in beta mode on Phantom’s browser and iOS and Android applications.

‘Co-warehouse’ company Saltbox closes $35M Series B

The news comes more than a year after Saltbox closed a $10.6 million Series A, bringing its total funding to $56 million.

Moovit users can now track transit vehicles on map in real time

Israeli urban trip planning app Moovit unveiled a new feature Tuesday that allows users to follow a transit line’s movements along the map in real time. The new feature, which is in addition to

Pearpop raises $18M at a $300M valuation to scale its social collaboration marketplace

Pearpop, a marketplace for social collaborations, announced today that it has raised an extension to its 2021-era Series A funding round. The company has added $18 million to its Series A, bringing it

Software supply chain security is broader than SolarWinds and Log4J

Here's a comprehensive look at some of the lesser-known, but no less serious, types of software supply chain attacks.

NopeaRide, Kenya’s first EV taxi service, shuts down

Kenya’s first fully electric taxi service, NopeaRide, is exiting the market after its parent company EkoRent Oy failed to raise additional funding to keep it afloat. NopeaRide said EkoRent Africa, t

Deepgram lands new cash to grow its enterprise voice-recognition business

Deepgram, a company developing voice-recognition tech for the enterprise, today raised $47 million in new funding led by Madrona Venture Group with participation from Citi Ventures and Alkeon. An exte

Lyst, the UK fashion marketplace, is laying off 25% of staff

Lyst, the U.K. fashion e-commerce site that last year raised funding at a $700 million valuation, is the latest tech startup to rein in spending by cutting staff. TechCrunch has learned that the compa

UK confirms removal of Online Safety Bill’s ‘legal but harmful’ clause

The U.K. government has completed a major revision to controversial but populist online safety legislation that’s been in the works for years — and was finally introduced to parliament ear

India to pilot retail digital currency on December 1

India will undertake the first pilot for retail digital currency on December 1, the central bank said Tuesday, extending the test to evaluate the creation and distribution of the e-rupee in the South

VCs and red flags

Earlier today, renowned VC Bill Gurley put together a list of the many “red flags” that VCs should have paid closer attention to when funding FTX, suggesting in a tweet that this summary o

BeReal wins ‘app of the year’ in Apple’s annual App Store Awards in 2022

Today, Apple announced its list of App Store award winners for this year along with the top chart for most downloaded apps and games across free and paid categories. These awards include apps for all

CRED acquires CreditVidya

CRED is acquiring CreditVidya, a SaaS startup that helps firms underwrite first-time borrowers, in the latest of a series of investments from the Bengaluru-headquartered fintech as it broadens its inf

Founder factories: Alumni from 344 European and Israeli unicorns have birthed 1,018 startups since 2008

A new report has shone a light on the impact that European and Israeli unicorns have had on the broader technology ecosystem since the global economic crisis 14 years ago. The report, titled Europe an
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