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Zoox reveals close-up of its autonomous robotaxi

Zoox shared a close-up of its commercial electric robotaxi at the TechCrunch Mobility 2022 conference in San Mateo, California, on Wednesday. The Amazon subsidiary’s four-passenger, fully autonomous

Grubhub’s free lunch promo creates a literal ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ for NYC restaurants

Grubhub offered free lunch to everyone in New York City yesterday. What could go wrong? Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., New Yorkers could use a Grubhub promo code to get a $15 discount on lunch. Naturally

YouTube teases livestream shopping expansion with co-streams, live redirects

In recent years, YouTube has been working to transform its platform into more of a shopping destination with product launches like shoppable ads or more recently, the ability to shop directly from liv

Waymo is expanding its driverless program in Phoenix

Waymo is pulling the human safety driver out of its recently expanded robotaxi operations in downtown Phoenix, Dmitri Dolgov, co-CEO of Waymo, announced on the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility stage on W

Fintech Slice joins UPI race to challenge PhonePe and Google Pay

Slice is adding the popular railroad UPI on its eponymous app as the Indian fintech looks to broaden its offerings and pushes to become a one-stop payments app for consumers in the world’s second la

Meet Philip Reinckens, Spin’s new CEO

Ben Bear, the CEO of shared micromobility operator Spin, is stepping down from his role just a couple of months after the company was purchased by Tier Mobility, another shared operator with a large E

Eva Longoria and Chris Wallace CNN+ shows will move to HBO Max and CNN

Programming that was originally meant to live on the now-shuttered streamer CNN+ will now move over to CNN and HBO Max, Warner Bros. Discovery announced today at its first Upfront presentation for adv

YouTube’s player gains new features including Most Replayed, Video Chapters, Single Loop and more

YouTube today is launching a new feature designed to help users identify the most popular parts of a video they’re watching, along with other changes for its video player. The company says it&#8

Block rival SpotOn lands $300M at $3.6B valuation after doubling ARR last year

Payments and software startup SpotOn has closed on $300 million in a Series F financing that values the company at $3.6 billion. Dragoneer Investment Group led the latest round, which included partici

Isabl’s rapid whole-genome analysis opens the playbook for cancer treatment

Every cancer is unique because every person is unique, and one of the most important weapons in any cancer battle is information. Isabl offers that in abundance through rapid sequencing of cancer cell

Twitter rolls out the ability for creators to host Super Follows-only Spaces

Twitter has announced that it’s rolling out Super Follows-only Spaces. Creators who offer Super Follows subscriptions can now host Spaces exclusively for their subscribers. The social media gian

Stripe expands its infrastructure play with Data Pipeline to sync financial data with Amazon and Snowflake

Stripe — the payments giant valued at $95 billion — is on a product sprint to expand its services and functionality beyond the basic payments that form the core of its business today. Toda

Keep Financial raises $9M led by a16z to help employers offer forgivable loans as a retention tool

Employee churn is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations working in competitive environments. Today a startup is launching with a new product to add to the artillery of tools that HR peopl

Sony delivers a killer new pair of earbuds

Surprise! While we were all (understandably) preoccupied with the latest addition to Sony’s excellent over-ear headphones, the LinkBuds S managed to mostly fly under the radar. This likely happened

New Apple ad targets data brokers

Apple is doubling down on raising consumer awareness of privacy risks in a new ad campaign, unveiled today, which puts the spotlight on how the data broker industry trades in mobile users’ perso

Al Gore’s Generation just launched its largest-ever growth fund

Generation Investment Management, a sustainability-focused public and private equity firm co-founded by Al Gore, is upping its bet on growth-stage companies via a new $1.7 billion fund. With $36 billi

New Relic enters the security market with its new vulnerability management service

New Relic, which has long been known for its observability platform, is entering the security market today with the launch of a new vulnerability management service. Aptly named New Relic Vulnerabilit

TikTok launches its first creator crediting tool to help video creators cite their inspiration

After years of stolen memes and uncredited dance trends, TikTok today is introducing a new feature that it says will be the first iteration of its creator crediting tools that allow creators to direct

Spain slaps Google for frustrating the EU’s ‘right to be forgotten’

Here’s a rare sight: Google has been hit with a €10 million fine by Spain for serious breaches of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which found it had passed

Learn how to build your VC network at TechCrunch Disrupt

Relationships form the foundation of any business, and a solid foundation requires cultivating a strong network of people who advise, empower and invest in you and your startup dreams. But knowing how
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