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Paack pulls in a $225M Series D led by SoftBank to scale its E-commerce delivery platform

By now, many of us are familiar with the warehouse robots which populate those vast spaces occupied by the likes of Amazon and others. In particular, Amazon was very much a pioneer of the technology.

Infermedica raises $30M to expand its AI-based medical guidance platform

Infermedica, a Poland-founded digital health company that offers AI-powered solutions for symptom analysis and patient triage, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. The round was led by One Peak

KKR invests $45M into GrowSari, a B2B platform for Filipino MSMEs

GrowSari, the Manila-based startup that helps small shops grow and digitize, announced today that KKR will lead its Series C round with a $45 million investment. The funds will be used to enter new re

FTC fines online shop $4M for hiding reviews below 4 stars

We all know online reviews must be taken with a grain of salt, but generally you’d like to think that a product with a 4.5-star average is better than one with a 3.5-star average. You might be w

Daily Crunch: Google dumps FloC plan, proposes new Topics API for ad targeting

Today our cup overflows with news. There’s simply too much going on to cover in a single newsletter, so I’ve tried to fit in as much as possible.

Hard cash and soft skills: How to successfully manage an acquisition

We're examining how good acquisitions work in a two-part series. For the first part, we spoke to executives from 3 companies to get their take on the acquisition and integration processes.

Maybe creator funds are bad

In the summer of 2020, TikTok set aside $200 million to pay U.S. creators in what it called a “creator fund.” This wasn’t a common practice at the time. The more seasoned platform Yo

If the $40B Nvidia-Arm deal is dead, what does it mean to big tech M&A?

News reports surfaced over the past 24 hours that the $40 billion Nvidia-Arm deal, which ranks among the most expensive tech deals ever, is in peril. Nvidia is reportedly ready to walk away due to reg

Apple’s updated Personal Safety User Guide addresses the AirTag stalking problem

After a number of stories in recent weeks have highlighted how Apple’s AirTags are being used for stalking purposes, the company has today updated its existing “Personal Safety User Guide&

On-chain raises are the future of startup funding

On-chain funding is not a magic bullet – it is simply the best framework we currently have to keep the process open and equitable.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Zero-day exploits, breaking into Japan, algorithmic VC investing

We work with contributors to develop guest posts that will help TechCrunch+ readers solve actual problems, so it's always a delight to present a comprehensive "how to" article.

Sec. Raimondo warns US is far from resolving chip shortage

The United States Department of Commerce Tuesday released results from a survey of 150 companies, aimed at getting a better picture of just how widespread of a supply crunch is currently plaguing the

Crypto startup Syndicate looks to demystify DAOs with ‘Web3 Investment Clubs’ product

Over the past year, crypto acolytes have aimed to sell the world on an internet transformed by tokens and NFTs. All the while, a smaller subsection has pushed DAOs, or decentralized autonomous organiz

IBM shrugs off investor EPS concerns, sells growth story

Investors love a good EPS number. But for a company that is working to rebound, having a tight set of goals is hardly a sin.

YouTube’s head of Gaming leaves to join blockchain group Polygon

Ryan Wyatt describes himself on Twitter as YouTube’s head of Gaming by day, and a “web3 & crypto advisor/investor by night.” Now, he’ll be working in crypto during the day,

BreederDAO just raised funding from a16z and others to generate NFTs at scale

While certain titans of tech argue over how different or not decentralized “web3” outfits will be compared to their unabashedly centralized predecessors, an ecosystem of companies is fast

Ford starts production of its new all-electric E-Transit cargo van

Ford has started production of its electric E-Transit cargo vans at its factory in Kansas City, Missouri with the first deliveries expected in the next several weeks, Ford Pro North America general ma

Crypto pioneer David Chaum says web3 is ‘computing with a conscience’

We spoke with David Chaum about why web3 and blockchain are the future, and why we should be worried about the NSA reading our messages.

Neil Young plans to pull his music from Spotify over Joe Rogan COVID misinformation

Neil Young is threatening to pull his music from Spotify over concerns that the company’s exclusive deal with podcaster Joe Rogan is helping fuel the anti-vaccine movement. “I want you to

Here are all 20 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest Demo Day

Alchemist Accelerator is back with another Demo Day — its 29th Demo Day overall, and the latest in the series to be entirely virtual. As an enterprise-focused accelerator, Alchemist primarily works
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