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24 hours left to save $200 on TC Early Stage tickets

TechCrunch Early Stage is less than three weeks away from kicking off on April 20 in the Hub of the Universe – Boston. That’s just one of Boston’s nicknames. Who knew? But listen up,

Italy orders ChatGPT blocked citing data protection concerns

Two days after an open letter called for a moratorium on more powerful generative AI models being developed so regulators can catch up with the likes of ChatGPT, Italy’s data protection authorit

3 recruiting metrics that can help startups make more data-driven hiring decisions

To make fewer mistakes, founders should adopt a more data-driven approach to hiring. Tracking these three metrics is a great place to start.

Read’s AI-powered summary feature squeezes a meeting into a two-minute clip

Summarization is one of the common use cases of different AI models. Multiple tools have come up with a summarization of articles, PDFs, videos, and transcripts. Meeting intelligence tool Read has int

Ambani bats for cricket glory as Disney scales back in India

Mukesh Ambani’s Jio, the South Asian telecom powerhouse, has long sought to entice its customer base with a plethora of services aimed at boosting subscriber retention. Despite amassing over 425

Helbiz stock tumbles on reverse split, rebrand to

Shared micromobility company Helbiz said it will do a reverse stock split in an attempt to get back into compliance with the Nasdaq, which issued a delisting notice last July because Helbiz’s st

Reliance-backed Dunzo nears fresh funding of $50 million

The Indian hyperlocal delivery startup Dunzo is in late-stage discussions to secure about $50 million in a new financing round, two sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch, as the Bengaluru-h

EV company Canoo agrees to $1.5M settlement with SEC

Electric vehicle startup Canoo has agreed to a $1.5 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to a regulatory filing. The SEC began investigating Canoo in May 2021

Daily Crunch: Ledger locks down another $108M to double down on hardware crypto wallets

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Virgin Orbit burns up in uncontrolled descent

Virgin Orbit announced mass layoffs of 85% of its workforce, or 675 people, after it failed to secure additional funding.’s new president is bullish on US expansion, says she ‘welcomes’ comparisons to Stripe

The New York-based executive previously served as the COO and CFO of T. Rowe Price and was a partner at McKinsey.

Pokémon GO will raise the price of remote raid passes

Pokémon GO is raising the price of remote raid passes, the mobile game announced today. Players used to be able to buy one pass for 100 coins (about $1) or three passes for 250 coins (about $2.50), b

Discover the Disrupt 2023 Fintech Stage

TechCrunch Disrupt, the premier event for startup investors and founders, is coming back September 19-21, 2023, with an enhanced new format.  This year, we’re rethinking TC Sessions, the standalone

Audible is testing ad-supported access to select titles for non-members

Audible is testing ad-supported access to select titles for non-members, the Amazon-owned audiobook company revealed on a help page on its website. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that the test is

Crypto market cap unaffected on the week amid more US lawsuits

If you thought last week was crazy with the SEC clamping down on major crypto companies like Coinbase and Tron, you should buckle up for this week’s news.

I played the anime dating sim that does your taxes for you

Yes, there is an anime dating sim that does your taxes, and it actually works. Tax Heaven 3000 is a game produced by MSCHF, the venture-funded creative studio behind projects like Push Party, the Lil

Netflix’s ad-supported plan comes to Apple TV after months of delay

When Netflix launched its ad-supported plan four months ago, there were a few devices the plan didn’t support — Apple TV being one of them. Starting this week, the cheaper tier is available in

Yeah, of course, YC’s winter class is oozing with AI companies

While some startups are reinventing the wheel, most are looking to build nuanced use cases of AI. It would be weirder if they weren't.

Asking the right dumb questions

You’ll have to forgive the truncated newsletter this week. Turns out I brought more back from Chicago than a couple of robot stress balls (the one piece of swag I will gladly accept). I was telling

Smoakland is testing a loophole to sell cannabis by credit card

What do you do when you have a very successful and popular product (marijuana) that is legal in some places, but federally has been a Schedule 1 drug since 1970? Well, you can’t rely on any nati
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