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India’s Moglix valued at $1 billion in $120 million fundraise

Moglix, an industrial business-to-business marketplace in India, said on Monday it has raised $120 million in a new financing round at $1 billion valuation, becoming the 13th firm from the world&#8217

Merchant commerce platform Pine Labs valued at $3 billion in new fundraise

Pine Labs, a startup that offers merchants payments terminals, invoicing tools and working capital, said on Monday it has completed the first close of a $285 million funding as the nearly two-decade-

Elon Musk giveth and taketh away

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I wrote about Facebook’s never-ending Trump problem. This week, I’m looking at Elon Musk’s wild week of whipping crypto

How one founder’s startup journey began with dropping out of school to work with Drake

This week’s episode of Found features Courtne Smith, founder of NewNew, a social app where people pay to vote on your decisions. The platform takes the concept of social polling to the next leve

Clubhouse to launch Android app worldwide in a week

Voice social network Clubhouse said on Sunday it will expand its Android app worldwide in a week, days after launching a beta version of its service on Google-owned mobile operating system for users i

Crypto and blockchain must accept they have a problem, then lead in sustainability

As cryptocurrencies become increasingly mainstream, the industry’s expanding carbon footprint becomes harder to ignore. The industry needs to address sustainability now or risk hindering innovation.

Dear Startups: Don’t repaint, reinvent

I feel hungover. No, not in the traditional sense, but in the dizzying way you feel when half of your world is celebrating double vaccinations and no masks, and the other half, across the world, is mo

Maybe SPACs were a bad idea after all

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment.

Leveling the playing field

There is an atmosphere of collaboration, not competition, around the creation of hardware for gamers within the assistive technology community. 

This Week in Apps: Apple talks App Store fraud, responds to antitrust complaints; Facebook growth is slipping

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a

Rocket Lab’s 20th Electron launch ends in failure with the loss of its payload

Rocket Lab flew its 20th Electron mission on Saturday morning, but the launch ran into a significant issue just after its second stage engine ignited. The engine appeared to shut down just after the i

Amazon launches free video streaming service in India

Amazon has long maintained that its video streaming service, Prime Video, helps drive more sales on the shopping app. Now the e-commerce giant is testing what happens when it brings a video streaming

European AI needs strategic leadership, not overregulation

Proposed EU regulations could cripple AI development in the EU while China and the U.S. leap forward and lead to complete chaos when regulations in various EU bodies start contradicting.

Solana, a blockchain platform followed by top crypto investors, says it’s far faster than Ethereum

Solana isn’t widely known yet outside of the crypto community. But insiders think the blockchain platform is interesting for a wide variety of reasons, beginning with its amiable founder, Anatol

Extra Crunch roundup: Selling SaaS to developers, cracking YC after 13 tries, all about Expensify

In an exclusive TechCrunch exposé, a founder shares the key lessons he learned while steering his startup through YC’s stringent selection process.

Daily Crunch: Stripe buys Y Combinator alum Bouncer for undisclosed sum

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Google’s ‘DVD Screensaver’ Easter egg makes the logo bounce around your screen accordingly

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a good Easter egg out of Google. Not too long ago it felt like someone would discover a new hidden gag in Google’s products every few weeks. The co

New Relic’s business remodel will leave new CEO with work to do

We decided to dig into the company's financials to see just what challenges Bill Staples might face as he moves into the corner office.

California Gov. Newsom proposes $3.2B in EV investment as part of economic recovery package

California Governor Gavin Newsom, a vocal proponent of electric vehicles, on Friday debuted a new proposal that would earmark $3.2 billion to boost EV infrastructure and adoption in the state. “This

As M&A accelerates, deal-makers are leveraging AI and ML to keep pace

Using AI and ML to cut out the labor-intensive parts of M&A both speeds the process and reduces the time-consuming tasks that lead to burnout in the industry.
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