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Google’s latest Pixel Drop will let users post high-quality photos, videos on Instagram

Google today announced its latest set of Pixel-related features for phones, tablets, and watches, such as 10-bit video support for Instagram, expansion of the Circile to search feature, automatic work

Instagram now lets you edit DMs up to 15 mins after sending them

Instagram announced today that it’s rolling out the ability for users to edit their direct messages for up to 15 minutes after sending them. The company also announced that users will soon also

Anthropic claims its new models beat GPT-4

AI startup Anthropic, backed by hundreds of millions in venture capital (and perhaps soon hundreds of millions more), today announced the latest version of its GenAI tech, Claude. And the company clai

Disrupt 2024 call for speakers now open

Got the passion and the know-how, and want to make a difference in tech? Then mark your calendars for TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 happening in San Francisco from October 28–30. We’re on the lookou

Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney calls out Apple’s ‘bitter griping’ after its EU fine over anticompetitive practices

“Denial is a river that flows through Cupertino!,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, a notorious Apple critic who also sued the tech giant for anticompetitive practices, in a post on X, wei

Razor and Perch merge, raise $100M on a $1.7B valuation as more roll-ups consolidate

Just days after the bankruptcy of Thrasio, two other significant players in the world of e-commerce aggregators are merging and raising some extra money to shore up their business and double down on a

Airbnb has a new label to denote its top (and worst) listings

Airbnb already has labels like “Guest favorites” and “Superhost” to indicate the quality of a property or the host. Now the company is adding a new label for the top 25% and to

Should we ban ransom payments?

As cybercriminals continue to reap the financial rewards of their attacks, talk of a federal ban on ransom payments is getting louder. U.S. officials have long urged against paying ransom demands. But

Punkt rocks its minimalist roots with ‘privacy-first’ MC02 smartphone

Punkt first made a name for itself in the world of mobile with pared-down, monochromatic phones focused on voice, text and not much else. Now, the Swiss company has taken its concept of minimalism and

Apple’s €1.84B fine, new AI rules in India and the latest pre-IPO round

This time on Equity, we talk through Apple's massive fine in the EU, India's new rules for AI, Waymo's wins, and Salla's huge pre-IPO round.

Apple plans to appeal European Commission’s massive antitrust fine favoring Spotify

Apple says it plans to appeal the historic €1.84 billion fine issued today by the European Commission over Apple’s anticompetitive practices in the streaming music market. In a newsroom post,

Mews, the hotel SaaS startup, books $110M at a $1.2B valuation

Tourism continues to bounce back in the wake of COVID-19, with 2023 raking in $2.23 trillion globally, surpassing pre-pandemic levels for the first time since 2020. That’s having a big knock-on

TikTok launches data portability API ahead of Europe’s DMA regulatory deadline

TikTok is introducing a data portability API to help it comply with new European regulations designed to rein in Big Tech’s market dominance through various obligations and restrictions. The Eur

Topsort helps e-commerce create ads without being ‘creepy’

Topsort develops retail media technology for small businesses to use auctions as a way to create effective advertising.

Spotify calls Apple’s €1.84B antitrust fine a ‘powerful message,’ but cautions that the next steps matter

Spotify is cheering the European Commission’s decision to hold Apple accountable for anticompetitive practices in the streaming music market to the tune of a massive €1.84 billion fine, announ

Apple announces new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Air models with M3 chip

Apple announced new MacBook Air models with 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes with its own M3 chip. The 13-inch model starts at $1,099 ($100 less than the M2 Air model) and the 15-inch model starts at

Qatar reportedly has a $100M fund for startups

Qatar unveiled its startup investment program at the recent Web Summit through its development bank. The program aims to attract seed and growth-stage tech companies seeking to establish or expand ope

Apple fined €1.84BN in EU over anti-steering on iOS music streaming market

The European Union has fined Apple €1.84 billion (just under $2 billion) for breaching antitrust rules in the market for music streaming services on its mobile platform, iOS. The penalty is focused

When your cap table makes your startup uninvestable

The problem here is that the company has given up more than two-thirds of its equity to raise $3.3 million.

Indonesia fintech Wagely makes bank while helping the unbanked

Wagely, a fintech out of Indonesia, made a name for itself with earned wage access: a way for workers in Southeast Asian countries to get advances on their salaries without resorting to higher-interes
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