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Reddit users wonder if the next big meme stock is Reddit itself

Jeremiah Johnson says he has “an embarrassing amount” of Reddit karma. So, as a longtime moderator of subreddits like r/economics, he was part of a select group of power users who were granted fir

MWC 2024: Everything announced so far, including a Samsung smart ring, Google AI features

The TechCrunch team is in Barcelona this week to bring you all the action going on at Mobile World Congress 2024.

QIA to invest $1 billion in international and regional venture capital funds

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is launching a $1 billion venture capital fund of funds for international and regional venture capital funds, the sovereign wealth fund announced on Monday at the

Feds hack LockBit, LockBit springs back. Now what?

Days after it was knocked offline by a sweeping, years-in-the-making law enforcement operation, the notorious Russia-based LockBit ransomware group has returned to the dark web with a new leak site co

Former Twitter engineers are building Particle, an AI-powered news reader

A team led by former Twitter engineers is rethinking how AI can be used to help people process news and information., which entered into private beta over the weekend, is a new startup o

Ransomware attack blamed for Change Healthcare outage stalling US prescriptions

An ongoing cyberattack at U.S. health tech giant Change Healthcare that sparked outages and disruption to hospitals and pharmacies across the U.S. for the past week was caused by ransomware, TechCrunc

Instagram is working on a ‘Friend Map’ feature that would let you track friends’ locations

Instagram is developing a “Friend Map” feature, a Meta spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch on Monday. The opt-in feature, which is similar to Snapchat’s Snap Map, would allow users

Threads adds a bookmarking feature for saving favorite posts

Threads, the Twitter-like app from Instagram, is shaping up to look more like its competitor X with the recent launches of trending topics, an in-app camera, drafts, and as of today, a bookmarking fea

Geothermal startup Fervo Energy is tapping fresh $221M round, filing reveals

The company draws heavily on drilling techniques pioneered by the oil and gas industry and has a deal with Google to provide carbon-free power.

Apple’s Vision Pro is here: These are some of the most exciting indie apps and games

With the Vision Pro finally available, many consumers are curious about Apple’s AR/VR headset and the apps that come with it. While some are from companies you recognize — Disney+, Max, TikTok

Doublepoint launches its WowMouse gesture-touch control app for Pixel Watch 2

Admittedly Apple iWatch uses have had it since October last year, but as of today at Mobile World Congress, the Doublepoint startup has launched the updated version of its popular WowMouse gesture-tou

UiPath finds firmer financial footing with pivot to general automation and AI

UiPath was a startup darling with a $35B valuation, but the public markets proved rougher until the company diversified its product line.

Microsoft announces ‘AI access principles’ to offset OpenAI competition concerns

On the heels of Microsoft’s investment and partnership with French Large Language Model startup Mistral AI, the company continues to work hard to try to dispel the image that it’s blockin

Samsung centers sleep with its first smart ring

After a brief tease at the end of its big Galaxy S24 event earlier this month, Samsung officially debuted the Galaxy Ring this morning at MWC. The earlier announcement offered little more than an imag

Researchers say easy-to-exploit security bugs in ConnectWise remote-access software now under mass attack

Security researchers say a pair of easy-to-exploit flaws in a popular remote-access tool used by more than a million companies around the world are now being mass exploited, with hackers abusing the v

Meta drops lawsuit against web-scraping firm Bright Data that sold millions of Instagram records

Meta has dropped its lawsuit against Israeli web-scraping company Bright Data, after losing a key claim in its case a few weeks ago. The social networking giant has a history of waging war against com

Whoopi Goldberg–backed BLKFAM launches with 1,000+ hours of kids’ programming

BLKFAM is a free, ad-supported, Black-focused family streaming service launching today to give Black Americans access to more than 1,000 hours of new kid-friendly animation titles, as well as content

Google hopeful of fix for Gemini’s historical-image diversity issue within weeks

Google is hopeful it will soon be able to “unpause” the ability of its multimodal generative AI tool, Gemini, to depict people, per DeepMind founder, Demis Hassabis. The capability to resp

Why some VCs are pulling back from Europe, Google’s AI push, and who is the CEO of Byju’s?

Today we talked about how Google wants to bring AI to its mobile ecosystem, why investing in Europe is easier said than done, and the big earnings week ahead.

Mistral AI releases new model to rival GPT-4 and its own chat assistant

Paris-based AI startup Mistral AI is gradually building an alternative to OpenAI and Anthropic as its latest announcement shows. The company is launching a new flagship large language model called Mis
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