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Lessons from founders raising their first round in a bull market

In a bull market, it's especially hard to understand people and their value systems. The pandemic does not help us engage, understand culture nor help build a human connection.

Amazon rolls out in-store pickup for products ordered from local retailers

Amazon is rolling out ‘Local Selling,’ a set of services that allow local and regional retailers to offer both in-store pickup and fast delivery to nearby customers. With this new option, sellers

Surface Duo 2 review: Getting better

If challenging the status quo was easy, we’d see a lot more of it. In the world of smartphones, this means daring to think outside the rectangle, a form factor that has been the default for more tha

The climate policies tucked into Congress’ budget package are signals to investors

The climate measures in the budget reconciliation package now before the U.S. Congress could unlock an investment boom that would allow us to take action to protect our future.

Netflix employees stage a trans solidarity walkout, pose list of demands

Netflix employees staged a walkout yesterday in response to the company’s handling of a Dave Chappelle special that premiered on October 5. At the same time, Los Angeles-based trans activist Ash

Google launches a bug bounty program for Android Enterprise

Android 12 is now officially available for Google’s Pixel phones and will slowly roll out to others in the coming months. Chances are, you think of Android as a consumer product, but over the co

Inside a European push to outlaw creepy ads

European Union lawmakers are mobilizing support for a ban on tracking-based advertising to be added to a new set of Internet rules for the bloc — which were proposed at the back end of last yea

Find out what it takes to make smart early bets in the space industry at TC Sessions: Space 2021

The space industry is bustling with commercial and private industry activity, and new startups are entering the fray all the time. But which are the ones to back, and how can you tell? There’s n

FIN7 hackers set up a fake company to recruit for cyberattacks

FIN7, a financially motivated Russian hacking group, has set up a fake company to lure unwitting IT specialists into supporting its continued expansion into ransomware, security researchers have found

Google lowers Play Store fees to 15% on subscription apps, as low as 10% for media apps

Google is lowering commissions on all subscription-based businesses on the Google Play Store, the company announced today. Previously, the company had followed Apple’s move by reducing commissio

Register today for the iMerit ML DataOps Summit

You know the expression “garbage in, garbage out,” right? There’s absolutely no place in artificial intelligence or machine learning for bad data, and that’s just one reason TechCrunch is thri

NFT sci-fi card game Parallel raises at $500M valuation from Paradigm

It’s no secret that NFTs have been a hot space for crypto speculators in the Ethereum ecosystem to diversify their holdings, and while some see a golden opportunity to shill bad art to suckers,

AirGarage, a full-stack parking operator, raises $12.5M in round led by a16z

Parking can often feel almost laughably old-fashioned, with some lots still hiring an attendant to collect fees and check for valid tickets. Even when parking lot owners try to modernize — using

Roku warns customers contract negotiations with YouTube have failed

Roku shared a progress update today on its ongoing contract dispute with Google related to its attempt to renew the carriage agreement for YouTube TV, Google’s live TV streaming service. In Apri

What do people want in a co-founder? YC has some answers

If I went to Stanford and worked with some YC-backed startups, chances are that I’ll find it relatively easy to find one or two co-founders, get millions in funding and build a billion-dollar compan

NVIDIA’s new ‘GeForce Now RTX 3080’ streams games at 1440p and 120 fps

NVIDIA has unveiled its next-generation cloud gaming platform called GeForce Now RTX 3080 with "desktop-class latency" and 1440p gaming at up to 120 fps on PC or Mac.

Sam Altman’s Worldcoin wants to scan eyeballs in exchange for crypto

As investors race to capitalize on surging interest in cryptocurrencies, startups are getting creative in how they onboard a generation of crypto users to their first wallets. Worldcoin is perhaps one

Socratic nabs $3M seed to build data-driven task management system for developers

Socratic, an early-stage startup that wants to bring data to bear on a developer-focused task management system, announced a $3 million seed investment today from Unusual Ventures, Overtime.vc and a c

More talk about attaching sniper rifles to robots

The whole gun on a robot thing was a question we’ve been barreling toward since the first practical quadrupedal robots arrived. Last week, that came to an inevitable head when a Ghost Robotics syste

Facebook Messenger is adding new AR experiences for group video calls

Facebook Messenger is rolling out new augmented reality (AR) experiences to video calls and Messenger Rooms, the platform’s videoconferencing feature. The company notes that the new “Group Effect
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