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Twitter alternative T2 launches new verification program, hires Discord engineering head as CTO

As Twitter begins its shift to a “pay to play” business model, a new Twitter alternative is preparing to take flight. T2, the seed-funded Twitter rival developed by Google and Twitter vete

There’s a new supply chain attack targeting customers of a phone system with 12 million users

Multiple security firms have sounded the alarm about an active supply chain attack that’s using a trojanized version of 3CX’s widely used voice and video-calling client to target downstream cu

A look at Sweden’s startup scene as Techstars drops Stockholm program

Techstars’ decided to end its Swedish accelerator program. Let's dig into the country’s startup scene to understand how the smaller venture market is adapting to a changed investing climate.

Meta tries to keep denying EU users a free choice over tracking — but change is coming

After major privacy enforcement finally hit Meta’s tracking ads business in Europe earlier this year, the tech giant has confirmed it will be changing the legal basis it claims for microtargeti

New Twitter API tiers still miss the mark, developers say

A number of Twitter developers are expressing their disappointment with Twitter’s new API structure after recently announced changes that some say will still not meet their needs. On Wednesday e

The cast of the ‘Scott Pilgrim’ movie returns for Netflix anime

Netflix is adapting the “Scott Pilgrim” comic books into an anime series, which is exciting in its own right, but fans of the movie “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” are in for a t

Oscilar emerges from stealth to fight transactions fraud with AI

Confluent co-founder Neha Narkhede today announced a new fintech company, Oscilar, that’s developing an “AI-driven” platform to help financial institutions protect online transaction

Flipboard expands Mastodon support to its Android application

Magazine app Flipboard is integrating Mastodon in its Android application, as the company broadens its commitment to the federated social web. Flipboard CEO Mike McCue will also demonstrate the app&#8

Fixie wants to make it easier for companies to build on top of language models

Yet another startup hoping to cash in on the generative AI craze has secured an eye-popping tranche of VC funding. Called Fixie, the firm, founded by former engineering heads at Apple and Google, aims

Netflix appears to be working to bring games to TV with the iPhone as a controller

Netflix is working on a new feature that could bring its mobile games to the TV. Based on code hidden within Netflix’s iOS app, the company may allow iPhones to be used as video game controllers. Th

Green Labs secures $38.4M in debt financing about a month after conducting layoff

Green Labs, a Seoul-based agritech startup, has secured $38.4 million (50 billion won) in debt financing from existing investors BRV Capital Management and Skylake Incuvest. The new funding comes j

Roku announces a second set of layoffs impacting 200 employees, or 6% of its workforce

Roku is the latest tech company to announce a second round of layoffs with today’s news that it’s letting go of 6% of its workforce, or around 200 employees. The company disclosed the cuts

Crypto wallet company Ledger raises another $108 million

French startup Ledger has added more money to its Series C funding round. The company designs and manufactures so-called hardware wallets to secure crypto assets. In 2021, the company raised €356 mi

P97 fills up its tank with $40M to fuel its gas station mobile commerce services

The rising prices for gas continue to be a headache and stress for a lot of people around the world, but it underscores something more besides the cost of living becoming increasingly untenable: Cars

DataDome, which uses AI to protect against bot-based attacks, raises $42M

Online businesses are at risk of bad bot activity, certainly more now than they used to be. According to a survey from Imperva, 42.3% of internet traffic in 2021 wasn’t human, but instead bots t

Web3 protocol Polytrade raises $3.8M to improve global trade

Polytrade, a web3 protocol focused on global trade, has raised $3.8 million in a seed round led by Alpha Wave, Matrix Partners, Polygon Ventures and CoinSwitch Ventures, the startup exclusively told T

How to build a sales development representative strategy that will fill your B2B pipeline

Move over, marketers: Sales development representatives (SDRs) can be responsible for more than 60% of pipeline in B2B SaaS.

Qualcomm-backed Aravita wants to help Brazilian supermarkets control food waste

Aravita's AI-powered solution for supermarkets looks at variables, including climate, seasonality and consumer behavior, to manage the purchasing of fresh food.

Uber expands Comfort Electric to 14 new US, Canadian markets

Uber is expanding Comfort Electric, the ride-hailing giant’s premium electric vehicle offering, to 14 new markets across the U.S. and Canada. Now, customers in a total of 40 North American marke

A comprehensive list of 2023 tech layoffs

Last year’s techwide reckoning continues. In 2023, layoffs have yet again cost tens of thousands of tech workers their jobs; this time, the workforce reductions have been driven by the biggest names
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