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Snapchat complies with the California Privacy Rights Act with a new toggle switch for users

Snapchat is adding a new privacy setting that enables users based in California to better protect their sensitive personal information. The company confirmed it’s rolling out a feature designed

We review Abby, a sleek one-plant weed farm for your apartment

Abby started its journey selling 120 or so of its “All-In-One Smart Hydroponic Grow Box” on Kickstarter, with a relatively modest $100,000 raised on the crowdfunding platform. The device p

As tech companies seek to limit losses, a reminder of how far some have to go

If Bilibili and Twilio are enduring headaches as investors molt from growth-oriented to more profit-focused beasts, how much harder will it be for startups?

See you in Boston for TechCrunch’s Annual Founder Summit

TechCrunch Early Stage — our premier event designed for budding entrepreneurs and founders at the very start of their startup journey — returns by popular demand on April 20, 2023. And we’re exc

Google/iHeartMedia will pay $9.4M to settle FTC charges for ‘deceptive’ Pixel 4 radio ads

The Federal Trade Commission this week announced that it has settled lawsuits against Google and iHeartMedia relating to “deceptive endorsements” of the Pixel 4 phone. According to a statement iss

New tool ‘Movetodon’ makes it easier to find your Twitter friends on Mastodon

Open source Twitter alternative Mastodon has seen sizable growth following Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition, topping a new milestone of 1 million monthly active users in just over a week after th

Dropbox acquires Boxcryptor assets to bring zero-knowledge encryption to file storage

Dropbox has announced plans to bring end-to-end encryption to its business users, and it’s doing so through acquiring “key assets” from Germany-based cloud security company Boxcrypto

Four more days left to save on tix to TC Sessions: Space

We can’t wait to see you all in Los Angeles, California, on December 6 at TC Sessions: Space 2022. That’s coming up fast, but you know what’s coming up even sooner? Your chance to attend for jus

Lordstown Motors begins shipping its Foxconn-made EV pickup trucks

Lordstown Motors has starting shipping its all-electric Endurance pickup trucks manufactured by Foxconn, a milestone that seemed impossible earlier this year. Lordstown Motors, which has experienced i

Amazon’s new Alexa feature uses AI to create animated stories on Echo Show

Amazon announced today the launch of “Create with Alexa,” a new AI tool for kids that generates animated stories. The company first revealed the feature in September. “Create with Alexa&#822

If EVs can work in rental car fleets, they can work anywhere

I am what you might call Tesla-curious, so I rented one from Hertz over Thanksgiving. Here's how it went.

Amplio helps companies find components when supply chain breaks down

When COVID shut down much of the world in 2020, it ended up wreaking havoc on the supply chain. Suddenly companies built for just-in-time production couldn’t find parts they needed to build their pr

YouTube Music starts rolling out its personalized end-of-year Recaps

YouTube Music announced today that it’s starting to roll out its personalized end-of-year Recaps to allow users to relive their favorite music moments of 2022. The launch comes ahead of Spotify&

Apple Music launches revamped 2022 Replay experience with new highlight reel

Apple Music has launched a revamped 2022 Replay experience to let subscribers explore their top songs, artists, albums, genres and more. Although Replay is still only accessible via the web, the redes

Early-stage founders still have currency: Fundraising in times of greater VC scrutiny

Founders may be discouraged in this environment, but they need to remember that they have "currency," too.

Cyber Monday online sales hit a record $11.3B, driven by demand, not just inflation, says Adobe

Expectations for this year’s holiday spend online were lukewarm, but initial activity — driven by deep discounts — has bucked predictions. Cyber Monday pulled in $11.3 billion in sal

Slate’s ‘Slow Burn’ is the winner of Apple’s first podcast award

Apple debuted its first podcast award today with Slate’s “Slow Burn” as the winner for this year. The company said that the award is to celebrate the “outstanding quality, inno

Solana-focused crypto wallet Phantom adds Ethereum and Polygon support

The new Ethereum and Polygon integrations are live in beta mode on Phantom’s browser and iOS and Android applications.

‘Co-warehouse’ company Saltbox closes $35M Series B

The news comes more than a year after Saltbox closed a $10.6 million Series A, bringing its total funding to $56 million.

Moovit users can now track transit vehicles on map in real time

Israeli urban trip planning app Moovit unveiled a new feature Tuesday that allows users to follow a transit line’s movements along the map in real time. The new feature, which is in addition to
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