June brought another wave of layoffs in tech, with cuts impacting roughly the same number of employees as May: 16,000 employees, according to tracker layoffs.fyi. Another layoff aggregator from TrueUp
Grayscale Investments responded to the SEC's rejection of its application for a bitcoin spot exchange-traded fund by filing a lawsuit against the agency. But not everyone is convinced that it’ll wor
The most serious crash to date involving a self-driving truck might have resulted in only moderate injuries, but it exposed how unprepared local government and law enforcement are to deal with the new
Reddit announced Friday that it’s acquiring MeaningCloud, a natural language processing company, for an undisclosed amount. The MeaningCloud team has joined Reddit and will support machine learn
Sam Bankman-Fried’s FTX is taking advantage of rampant instability in the crypto lending market to assert itself while propping up major institutions. The company’s US-based arm has a deal
In a normalizing market like this one, once-inflated valuations can become a big problem, particularly for founders, employees and early investors.
Which song will save you from Vecna? In partnership with Netflix, Spotify has launched a personalized “Stranger Things” playlist dedicated to Season 4 Volume 2, which premieres this Friday, July 1
With a $24 billion budget and dozens of active, high-profile missions, it’s not surprising that NASA is the most visible of the dozens of government space agencies in the world. But China’
Future COVID-19 vaccine boosters won’t have to go through a traditional, lengthy clinical trial process to attain emergency use authorization in the U.S., according to a report in Reuters. An ag
I remember the dread I felt as a startup worker during downturns when I read about mass layoffs at tech firms that had previously been considered ascendant.
The web3 faithful will note that the NFT market goes up and down, and as it is down today, it will go up again. That may be true, and it may even be correct soon. Today, however, it is not true.
In a sign of the times, Swedish buy now, pay later giant Klarna is reportedly close to inking a new round of funding that would slash its valuation to $6.5 billion — about 1/7 of what the compan
The United States still has a shot at turning things around, but it's a long one.
Macmillan, one of the largest book publishers in the U.S., said it has been hit by a cyberattack that forced it to shut down its IT systems. Macmillan spokesperson Erin Coffey told TechCrunch that t
Whether you’re enjoying a long holiday weekend with friends and family or crushing hard to build your startup, take a few minutes to score two-for-one passes to TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco o
The Biden administration announced today that Steve Jobs is receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously. Steve Jobs died on October 5, 2011, from complications following a relapse of panc
As a stock photographer, taking great photos is often only just a tiny part of the job. To run a successful business, keywording, categorizing, captioning and all the other admin that goes with it can
Spotify is testing new tools that will allow you to record, edit and publish podcasts directly from the company’s main app. The company introduced this feature in New Zealand last month. This wi
Capchase concluded that "best-in-class" SaaS startups are still growing and that unit economics are reliable predictors of future success.
TikTok rival Triller has confidentially submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission paperwork for an initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The announcement comes as the com