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Amazon-owned MGM makes a viral video show with surveillance footage from Amazon-owned Ring

MGM (which is owned by Amazon) is making a viral video show based on footage from Ring security cameras (also owned by Amazon). The syndicated television show, “Ring Nation,” is poised to

Digital health unicorn Truepill conducts third round of layoffs in 2022

Truepill, a platform that helps other companies offer diagnostics, telehealth services and prescriptions, has conducted its third mass layoff in a string of workforce reductions, sources tell TechCrun

Daily Crunch: Facebook avoids European blackout as regulators squabble over EU-US data transfers 

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Rivian delivers on Q2 revenue, expects loss to widen another $700M

Rivian is holding on tight to its goal of delivering 25,000 electric vehicles by year’s end, but to get there it now anticipates to burn an extra $700 million. The automaker tucked the revised g

How digital health startups are navigating the post-Roe legal landscape

As state laws shift and abortion bans go into effect across the United States, companies are still trying to find ways to provide care while reimagining what healthcare should include.

Teens have abandoned Facebook, Pew study says

Gen Z internet use is on the rise, but the rate at which teens use Facebook is rapidly declining. A Pew Research Center study on teens, technology and social media found that only 32% of teens aged 13

Fox-owned Tubi expands its free streaming service to five Latin American countries

Tubi, the free ad-supported streaming service owned by Fox, is now available in Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama — an expansion that has doubled its global footprint and signal

Massive iron batteries could be key to displacing natural gas from the grid

VoltStorage recently raised a Series C worth $24 million from engine manufacturer Cummins. Its previous rounds included investments from SOSV and EIT InnoEnergy.

Mark Cuban, Mavericks in hot water over Voyager ‘Ponzi scheme’

Lawsuits from disgruntled investors are beginning to stack up after crypto prices plummeted over the past few months, leaving them with steep losses. Billionaire Mark Cuban is the latest celebrity on

Google says AI update will improve search result quality in ‘snippets’

If you’ve ever Googled something only to be met with a little info box highlighting the top answer, you’ve encountered one of Google’s “featured snippets.” Featured snippets are the litt

A Tornado (Cash) flew around my room

It seems like there are always people butting heads in the crypto world, and this week was no different. Cryptocurrency mixer Tornado Cash was hit with sanctions by the U.S. and Binance and WazirX dis

Here’s what you need to get your financials in order if you want to be acquired

A solid financial structure must not be underestimated. It provides credibility and puts the target company in a stronger negotiating position.

LinkedIn rolls out new tools to give creators more ways to share visual content

LinkedIn announced today that it’s rolling out new features for creators that are designed to make it easier to share visual content on the social network. The launch marks LinkedIn’s late

FTC sets the wheels in motion for a major data privacy ruling

The Federal Trade Commission is warming up for a major ruling on data privacy and digital surveillance, a domain it has long enforced case by case but which has reached a stage of crisis it believes m

A newsletter that’s mostly about Amazon and iRobot

Shortly after the Amazon/iRobot news was announced on Friday morning, a colleague asked me if I was surprised. The short answer is yes and no. Yes, in the sense that the news dropped suddenly on what

Maker of the Muse meditation headband raises $9.5M

I’m a mediocre meditator, at best. Some weeks I meditate every morning, and others go by without doing it at all. Turns out healthy habits are a lot harder to develop than good ones. I’ve tried a

Pitch Deck Teardown: Five Flute’s $1.2M pre-seed deck

Today, we tear down the pitch deck that landed Five Flute a $1.2 million pre-seed round.

7 investors discuss why edtech startups must go back to basics to survive

Investors are preparing for a time of going heads down, helping their portfolio companies that want to prioritize growth instead of raising more capital, and rethinking their metrics of success.

Edtech isn’t special anymore, and that’s a good thing

Edtech is facing a reality check in the form of discipline. Investors explained that while the whole startup ecosystem is slower this year, edtech hasn’t escaped that trend.

Luta Security and Emsisoft discuss how to fight ransomware at Disrupt

Ransomware is an exponentially growing global threat. Here are just a few examples from 2022: Costa Rica declared a national emergency after a $20 million ransomware attack; ransomware caused one of t
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