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Spotify is testing in-app podcast creation tools

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 w

Recurring revenue growth is the key to overcoming economic headwinds

Capchase concluded that "best-in-class" SaaS startups are still growing and that unit economics are reliable predictors of future success.

Short video app Triller confidentially files to go public

TikTok rival Triller has confidentially submitted paperwork for an initial public offering of its class A common stock with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The announcement comes as the c

Hydra aims to be the open cloud data warehouse alternative to Snowflake

Hydra, a member of the Y Combinator winter 2022 class, has a broad ambition. It is building an open source cloud data warehouse and hopes to eventually compete with Snowflake. The data warehouse conce

Amazon agrees to drop Prime cancellation ‘dark patterns’ in Europe

Amazon has agreed to simplify the process required for cancelling its Prime membership subscription service across its sites in the European Union, both on desktop and mobile interfaces, following a s

When do layoffs matter? Trick question – always

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This was a live week on the podcast, meaning that Mary Ann and

TechCrunch podcast this week: Crypto cults, 2022 term sheets, and how to win Startup Battlefield

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help y

U.S CFTC charges South African company over $1.7 billion bitcoin ponzi scheme

The U.S commodities regulator, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has filed civil charges against a South African company and its CEO for running a fraudulent commodity pool worth over $1.7

Promoted grabs more funding to help e-commerce marketplaces achieve profitability

For many marketplaces, those search, recommendation and ad functions are typically siloed, but Promoted has them all under one umbrella.

Open source developers urged to ditch GitHub following Copilot launch

Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization that provides support and legal services for open source software projects, has called on the open source community to ditch GitHub after qu

Crypto traceability and market rules agreed by EU lawmakers

European Union lawmakers have agreed a way forward on regulating crypto — covering the traceability of crypto assets being traded in the bloc and wider market rules, to protect against market ma

Google will reimburse developers $90 million to settle a lawsuit over Play Store earnings

Google said Thursday it will pay $90 million to settle a lawsuit with US developers that accused Google of abusing its power of app distribution and charging an unfair fee of 30% for app purchases an

Meta’s co-accused Sama to retain BCorp status until case is determined

Meta’s main subcontractor for content moderation in Africa, Sama, will retain its BCorp certification until the case against it in Kenya, over claims of union busting and exploitation, is determined

Sharpen your credit card, the Apple Store is down (UPDATED)

Update: The Apple Store was unavailable for about two hours, and returned with two notable changes. Apple removed a service provided by Enjoy following the company’s bankruptcy. The startup, fou

China’s tech giants promise speculation-free NFTs

The future of non-fungible tokens is getting more clarity in China as the country’s tech giants come together to formulate standards for the nascent industry. The China Cultural Industry Associa

Visby Medical tests positive for a Series E extension at $1B+ valuation

Medical diagnostics company Visby Medical raised $100 million in a Series E round earlier this year. Today, the company told me it extended that round by an additional $35 million at the same valuatio

Micropyramid lenses triple the light that hits solar panels

Stacks of teeny lenses that look like inverted pyramids could juice up solar panels, helping them capture more light from any angle on both sunny and overcast days. Solar panels perform best in direct

Daily Crunch: OpenSea, an NFT marketplace, revealed email data breach that may have affected 1.8M users

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Crypto wants its own iPhone

Apple’s relative hostility to the desires of crypto developers hasn’t gone unnoticed, and as the industry buckles down for a bear market, some of its proponents are pushing forward plans t

Nikola delays shareholder meeting to drum up support to issue more shares

Troubled electric truck maker Nikola adjourned its annual meeting to July 18, giving the company time to lobby shareholders to pass a money-raising measure to issue more shares of common stock. Nikola
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