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A round, acquisition and revenue later, Bravado’s sales network wants you to know it’s #growing

Sahil Mansuri, a sales guy, doesn’t want his industry to be defined by sales guys. The founder began Bravado in 2017 to see what happens when you bring together sales professionals into an online co

Snapchat’s parental control features spotted in development

Snapchat is preparing to introduce a new parental control feature dubbed “Family Center,” which will allow parents to see who their teen is friends with on the app as well as who they&#821

Pokémon Go trainers who use Amazon Prime can snag some bonus items

Let’s say we have a Venn diagram with two circles: Pokémon Go players and Amazon Prime members. If you fall in the middle, congrats! Here’s 30 pokéballs. Niantic’s flagship Pokémo

3 things to remember when diversifying your startup’s cap table

Making purposeful decisions on diversity and inclusion in the workplace goes beyond simply building your team.

Second-largest crypto exchange FTX expands its empire with launch of stock trading feature

Cryptocurrency exchange FTX is launching stock trading capabilities for its customers through its U.S. division. The company, helmed by co-founder and billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, said in an announc

A blockchain billionaire’s big bet

Hello and welcome back to the Chain Reaction podcast, where we unpack and explain the latest crypto news, drama and trends, breaking it down block by block for the crypto curious. Although we’

The lowdown on the slowdown

Kicking things off this week with some data culled by the folks over at Crunchbase that’s very much in line with what we’ve been saying on Actuator all along. The past couple of years have been ge

Belong secures $80M to take the pain out of rental property management

Historically, the relationship between landlords and tenants can be a contentious one. At the same time, the experiences of managing a property, and renting one, are not always smooth. Belong, a start

Class buys tech from its own founder’s first edtech company for $210 million

Before starting Class, a Zoom-friendly virtual instruction tool, Michael Chasen was the founder of Blackboard, one of the first cloud solutions for education on the market. While Class has some nods t

Twitter will hide false tweets from high-profile accounts during times of crisis

In its ongoing effort to combat misinformation about breaking news, Twitter is rolling out a crisis misinformation policy to ensure that it doesn’t amplify falsehoods during times of widespread

North American and European insurtechs are recalibrating after a blockbuster 2021

Let’s explore insurtech activity in both North America and Europe, compare recent results and look ahead to what could be coming.

Netflix continues accessibility push with badges for audio and subtitle descriptions

Netflix is expanding its audio descriptions, subtitles and dubbing in dozens of languages, doubling down on an effort that has been both helpful and successful. Shows will now also feature badges so t

TikTok is gearing up for games, including interactive minigames for TikTok LIVE

TikTok is already one of the world’s fastest-growing social media platforms, where it’s even overtaken YouTube on watch time in select markets and sports over 1 billion monthly active user

WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App

WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today’s news it’s launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses worldwide. Introduced into beta testing last November, th

Announcing the early-stage startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

Examining the role that technology and startups play in fighting climate change is the raison d’être for TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals), whi

Tune in tomorrow for Online Day at TC Sessions: Mobility

The two in-person days of TC Sessions: Mobility may almost be in the rearview mirror, but we’re not done yet. We still have plenty of Mobility action and opportunity waiting for you at our online ev

Netflix launches a new ‘Mystery Box’ feature to help kids discover new content

Netflix is introducing a new “Mystery Box” feature aimed at helping kids discover new movies and TV shows, the company announced on Thursday. The new feature, which is similar to a shuffle

DOJ says it will no longer prosecute good-faith hackers under CFAA

The U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday it will not bring charges under federal hacking laws against security researchers and hackers who act in good faith. The policy for the first time &#8220

Top three takeaways from Nuro’s session at TC Sessions: Mobility

Jiajun Zhu, co-founder and CEO of autonomous robot company Nuro, joined TechCrunch onstage during TC Sessions: Mobility on Wednesday to discuss how the startup aims to revolutionize commercial autonom

Data intelligence startup Near, with 1.6B anonymized user IDs, lists on Nasdaq via SPAC at a $1B market cap; raises $100M

The IPO window has all but closed for technology companies in the wake of a massive downturn in the market, but an opening still remains for some, in the form of SPACs. Near — a data intelligenc
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