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Mirror CEO exits company, following 2020 acquisition by Lululemon

Brynn Putnam has stepped down as CEO of Mirror. The news arrives via a leaked memo to staff also viewed by TechCrunch that notes her exit from the top spot at the connected fitness startup she founded

Adventr uses patented voice-control tech to allow anyone to create interactive videos

We’ve all been there — you’re watching a horror movie, and you know that the main character definitely shouldn’t go into that creepy house, but no matter how much you yell at y

RoboDeck is a robot that keeps your house’s deck looking good

Extra Crunch roundup: DTC strategy, IPO analysis, Zoom’s future product plans

TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 is underway! Tickets are still available for the three-day virtual event, which encompasses everything from Ryan Reynolds' lessons on "fast-vertising" to Startup Battlefield.

Animal Alternative makes a platform play in the growing market of cultured meat

Traditional meat production is about as far from a sustainable process as we’ve got, but our chances of getting everyone to give up “real” meat are lean. Animal Alternative is one of

EyeGage is building a database of eye scans for drug testing

LaVonda Brown developed an interest in eye-tracking during her time at Georgia Tech. The fascination with all the information that can be derived by scanning the so-called Windows to the Soul formed t

Verdi aims to give farmers granular control over crop irrigation

Verdi, which launched today at TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield, refers to its smart valve clusters as “swarms.” The term denotes the kind of high-density implementation the company is looki

ViacomCBS unveils a Paramount+ and Showtime streaming bundle, starting at $9.99 per month

ViacomCBS announced a new streaming bundle today for U.S. subscribers, offering access to both Paramount+ and Showtime. If you subscribe to the ad-supported Paramount+ Essential plan, the bundle will

Activision Blizzard confirms SEC investigation, loses chief legal officer

The consequences are mounting for gaming giant Activision Blizzard after the company became the subject of a landmark state investigation into discriminatory workplace practices and sexual harassment

Alpha Medical closes $24M Series B round to expand women’s telehealth – without the video calls

Alpha Medical, a telemedicine company focused on women’s healthcare, closed a $24 million Series B round on Tuesday. It’s another company situated squarely in the crosshairs of a pandemic-fueled b

Folio’s 24-year-old founder is bootstrapping a curated, online bookstore

In the midst of TechCrunch Disrupt, hundreds of founders will video call into Startup Alley, eager to share what makes their company stand out. But 24-year-old Clare Carroll’s video background s

The Oversight Board wants Facebook to explain its controversial rules for VIPs

The Oversight Board is pushing Facebook to provide more info on its controversial “cross-check” system, following a report that it allowed celebrities, and other public figures to break its rules.

Apple is reportedly working on mental health monitoring using iPhone data

Apple is reportedly working on ways to help detect and diagnose conditions like depression, anxiety and cognitive decline using an iPhone, and data collected about its user's mobility, sleep and more.

Happaning aims to be a ‘Google Street View’ for video

A new startup called Happaning wants to make video a more immersive experience by allowing people to watch the same event from multiple perspectives. Or, as co-founder and CEO Andrew Eniwumide likes t

Tatum lets you interact with blockchains using API calls

Meet Tatum, a blockchain infrastructure startup that wants to make it much easier to develop your own blockchain-based product. The company operates a platform-as-a-service product so that you don’t

Nigerian fintech Hervest wants to bring financial inclusion to more African women

After years of working in marketing for a number of financial services companies, Solape Akinpelu came to a conclusion: There was an “alarmingly low adoption” by women for financial services in he

Luos is building an API to help embedded engineers connect easily to any hardware component

Luos, a participant in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield competition this week, wants to make it easy for embedded hardware developers to connect to any hardware component, such as a motor or

Built by a refugee, Enlight’s edtech tool bets it can help students hope harder

Raised in a Tanzania refugee camp, Dieumerci Christel’s first brush with entrepreneurship began with a stick of gum. In the early 2000s, kids in his camp were all gravitating toward a brand of gum n

Let’s Encrypt’s root certificate is about to expire, and it might break your devices

One of the largest providers of HTTPS certificates, Let’s Encrypt, will stop using an older root certificate next week — meaning you might need to upgrade your devices to prevent them from breakin

Docs startup Almanac raises $34 million from Tiger as remote work shift hardens

As companies continue to delay their returns to the office and find temporary remote work policies becoming permanent, the startups building tooling for remote work-first cultures are finding a seemin
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