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SiriusXM acquires Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco podcast company for $150 million

SiriusXM Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of Team Coco today, the Conan O’Brien-led podcast network and digital media business. The $150 million deal (valuation first reported by The Wall St

Epic Games’ Bandcamp temporarily wins right to use its own payments system on Google Play

Epic Games isn’t just fighting the app stores over the right to process its own in-app payments in its popular game Fortnite, it’s also taken up its antitrust legal battle with the tech gi

Will falling tech valuations kick off a M&A boom?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. It’s Monday, which means that Alex and Grace were back a

clicOH’s shipping technology provides Amazon-like logistics to e-commerce companies in LatAm

The company delivers a package every 20 seconds and services customers of all sizes, from AB inBev and Red Bull to small Shopify merchants.

Zola says user accounts were hacked, but still doesn’t offer 2FA

Zola, a wedding planning startup that allows couples to create websites, budgets and gift registries, has confirmed that hackers gained access to user accounts but has denied a breach of its systems.

Dara Khosrowshahi and Marcelo Claure to back former Sequoia India partner Amit Jain’s startup

Amit Jain, who previously led Uber’s Asia Pacific business and served as a partner at Sequoia Capital India, is working on a crypto payments platform and has received backing from several high-profi

Cisco’s latest results indicate a reckoning may soon be at hand

Cisco's acquisitive approach has helped it report decent revenue growth over the years, but the disruption dogs might have finally caught up.

Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash

As equities continue to trade down from recent peaks, investors are searching for higher returns. Some have turned to the crypto-based decentralized finance (DeFi) realm, where yields from lending and

Ex-Uber executive reveals how driver earnings were slashed in Kenya

New details have emerged showing that Uber was planning to further reduce commuter charges in Kenya, months after the 35% cut of 2016, which is the subject-matter of a civil suit filed by drivers agai

UK fines Clearview just under $10M for privacy breaches

The UK’s data protection watchdog has confirmed a penalty for the controversial facial recognition company, Clearview AI — announcing a fine of just over £7.5 million today for a string o

The Station: All the news out of TC Sessions: Mobility, #PoorElon and a sobering NHTSA report

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi frens, welcome back to The Station

1K Kirana raises $25 million for its hyperlocal shopping and distribution platform

1K Kirana, an Indian startup that operates an eponymous hyperlocal shopping app and retail distribution network, has raised $25 million in a new financing round as it attempts to help brands and neigh

Sylndr, an online used-car retailer, raises $12.6M pre-seed to disrupt Egypt’s automotive market

Egypt is home to one of Africa’s largest vehicle fleets, with over 6 million cars (80% are passenger cars) on its roads. According to this finding, most are used cars; their ratio to new vehicles is

Metaverse app BUD raises another $37M, plans to launch NFTs

BUD, a nascent app taking a shot at creating a metaverse for Gen Z to play and interact with each other, has raised another round of funding in three months. The Singapore-based startup told TechCrunc

‘Move-to-earn’ Solana app StepN is latest crypto gaming craze

Since its launch in December, StepN, an app that lets users walk and run to earn tokens, has quickly become a household name in the play-to-earn blockchain gaming, or GameFi, world. Two to three milli

Stripe and Plaid suit up for battle

Plaid and Stripe are now standing face to face, if not already on each other’s toes.

The Interchange: Venture’s mixed signals

Welcome back to The Interchange, the weekly TechCrunch series that looks at the latest — and what’s ahead — in the global fintech industry. It’s an incredible time to be a financial technology

​Why a downturn can separate the recession-proof startups​ from the ‘hacks’

If your company is lacking in terms of basic business fundamentals and burning cash, well, maybe you’re in for a reckoning -- but then again, maybe you always were.

YC’s letter to founders, Apple’s folding device and the DOJ’s new stance on hackers

Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review, our newsletter where we wrap up many of the top stories to hit TechCrunch over the last seven days. The big thing this week, based on what people were reading m

Welcome to The TechCrunch Podcast!

Welcome to the very first episode of The TechCrunch Podcast! Every week, the new TC podcast will dive into the biggest stories in tech, as told by the writers who penned them. We’ve been develop
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