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‘Tracers in the Dark’ shows how cops go after crypto-criminals

“That was the only path through this darkness,” says U.S. prosecutor Zia Faruqui. “The darker the darknet gets, the way that you shine the light is following the money.” In Tracers in the Dark

Microsoft launches the new Bing, with ChatGPT built in

“It’s a new day for search,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said today. For 13 years now, Microsoft has tried to get you to use Bing, but you didn’t want to, so its global market

Senate committee presses Meta over data access by developers in “high risk” countries, per 2018 app audit

Facebook’s murky history of letting third party apps help themselves to user data which you may recall blew up into a major global privacy scandal back in 2018 (aka, Cambridge Analytica), gougin

TechCrunch+ roundup: Generative AI for proptech, cloud vendor shopping, cybersecurity fairy tales

Generative AI reminds me of ball bearings: the technology is relatively inexpensive, highly adaptable and a proven way to reduce friction.

Pipe has a new CEO from Block, months after founding team announces departure

The new chief executive, Luke Voiles, is joining Pipe on Feb. 20 after working as the general manager of Square Banking at Block, formerly Square.

VC Mark Crane explains how to raise funding beyond Silicon Valley

Once upon a time, if you wanted to build a tech startup, you relocated to Silicon Valley. Full stop. While there’s no disputing SV’s place and continued prominence in the startup world, today’s

$500M in, GV gears up for more deals in Europe with a new partner in London, Luna Dai Schmid

Startups are raising less, and less often, right now, and some portfolios are buckling under the weight of write-downs from lower valuations and startups closing for business. But the venture industry

Facebook rolls out new comment moderation tools for creators

Facebook announced today that it’s introducing more comment moderation tools and controls to make it easier for creators to manage conversations on the social network. Creators will now be able

Riot prepares your team against highly sophisticated cyberattacks

French startup Riot has raised a $12 million Series A round to iterate on its all-in-one cybersecurity awareness platform for businesses and their employees. The startup originally focused on fake phi

TikTok is crushing YouTube in annual study of kids’ and teens’ app usage

For another year in a row, TikTok has found itself as the social app kids and teens are spending the most time using throughout the day, even outpacing YouTube. According to an ongoing annual review o

Roku partners with DoorDash to give users 6 months of free DashPass and shoppable ads

Today, Roku and DoorDash announced a multi-year partnership in the U.S., Canada and Mexico to give Roku users six months of complimentary DashPass, as well as interactive shoppable ads for DoorDash bu

A new Linux variant of Clop ransomware has major flaws, researchers say

Security researchers have observed the prolific Clop ransomware operation targeting Linux systems for the first time. The good news is that the flawed encryption used by the new variant means it&#8217

OnePlus teases tablet, mechanical keyboard

This morning, OnePlus made a pair of big announcements: the OnePlus 11 smartphone and the Buds Pro 2. All in all, a good morning for the Oppo-owned phone maker after months of teasing the products. Bu

Mercedes-Benz is bringing its new, all-electric eSprinter van to North America this year

Mercedes-Benz said Tuesday that its long-anticipated and updated battery-electric eSprinter is finally coming to North America, with production set to begin in the second half of 2023 at its factory i

OnePlus launches Buds Pro 2 with improved sound and noise cancelation at $179

Last year, Apple introduced the new Pro version of its AirPods lineup, Samsung upgraded its Pro buds and Google launched the first Pixel Buds Pro. Now it’s OnePlus’ turn with the Buds Pro

The $699 OnePlus 11 arrives Feb 16

There’s a lot to be said for consistency in this world. There’s also a lot to be said for realistic expectations. OnePlus should be applauded for both. While it’s true the company has had variou

Edtech reacquaints itself with fintech

'Every company is a fintech company' is a common adage, but in today’s environment, the shift may be more about survival than serendipity.

Moonhub wants to transform the way companies find job candidates using AI

Moonhub founder and CEO Nancy Xu was studying for her computer science PhD at Stanford when she had an epiphany about hiring. She believes that 90% of the candidates that are a great fit for any job o

Jobber fixes on $100M as its platform for home services pros hits 200K users

Jobber, a startup founded out of Canada that’s built a platform for home services professionals to book customers and manage all of their workload around those jobs, has raised another $100 mill

New social investment platform Follow taps influencers to mirror their investment strategies

As Follow’s creator network grows, users can subscribe to additional creators to better diversity their portfolios.
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