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With $3B expected in 2021, Singapore is becoming a fintech capital

Despite its small size (less than 5 million total population), Singapore is quickly reaching investment levels of countries many times its size.

Daily Crunch: AWS unveils new open source autoscaling tool Karpenter at customer conference

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Jack leaves Twitter, Black Friday data, Nubank lowers IPO pricing

Perhaps it should be pro forma for corporate boards in search of a new CEO to start by talking to the company’s longtime engineers, product managers and marketing leads.

Qualcomm’s new mobile flagship, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, arrives on devices this year

It’s that time of year again. Analysts and journalists from across the globe have convened in Hawaii to witness Qualcomm announce its big chip news for the year. Just a few days of sun, surf, Snapdr

Energy Dome uses CO2 for long-term power storage for solar energy

Longer-term energy storage is a drag, and a lot of battery tech has been focusing on “how quickly can we charge these batteries so I can drive my EV for another couple of hundred miles.” T

Twitch’s newest moderation tool spots accounts trying to get around channel bans

Twitch introduced a new way for streamers to fight accounts that evade channel-level bans Tuesday. The automated tool is called “Suspicious User Detection” and can spot users trying to get

Bret Taylor has been promoted to Salesforce co-CEO

There has been speculation for some time that Marc Benioff was ready to step back, perhaps take the same path as Jeff Bezos and move to chairman of the board. The scuttlebutt had it that Bret Taylor w

8 disappointing investor archetypes: How founders can stop falling for them

In the spirit of helping founders look beyond the promises of value, let's delve into some common archetypes of investor relationships that founders experience post-investment.

Gift Guide: 15 gift ideas for gamers when the next-gen consoles aren’t an option

The giving season has arrived, but an ample supply of next-gen consoles has not. Between chip shortages and resellers/bots, the chances of someone getting their hands on a PS5 or Xbox Series X without

NASA details intent to replace the International Space Station with a commercial space station by 2030

NASA’s auditing body, the Office of Audits, has produced a report detailing the agency’s commitment to replacing the International Space Station (ISS) with one or more commercial space sta

A look inside Offline Ventures, cofounded by Brit and Dave Morin and backed in part by Apple

Last year, entrepreneurs, investors and married couple Dave and Brit Morin teamed up with James Higa, who was a senior director at Apple for nearly a dozen years, and Tonal cofounder Nate Bosshard, to

Developers and designers can help businesses manage the semiconductor shortage

The semiconductor shortage is going to continue to cause disruptions, so it is up to businesses to make changes now to set up their organizations as future-proof.

The unbundling of professional learning and entrepreneurship education

While both LinkedIn and Y Combinator are still going strong, a new crop of companies are looking to fill the gap via structured online experiences that combine training and connections.

‘What does this have to do with selling books?’

Adam Selipsky gave his first AWS re:Invent keynote this morning since taking over as CEO from Andy Jassy earlier this year. He had big shoes to fill, but it’s not as though Selipsky was a comple

Via raises $130M to expand on-demand shuttle software business

On-demand shuttle and software company Via has raised another $130 million, capital that has pushed its valuation to about $3.3 billion as demand from cities to update its legacy transit systems rises

AWS introduces IoT TwinMaker, a new service to easily create digital twins

At AWS’s re:Invent conference this morning, the company announced AWS IoT TwinMaker, a new service that makes it easy to create and use digital twins of real-world systems. For context, digital

Facebook’s top crypto executive David Marcus is leaving the company

Facebook parent company Meta is losing its top crypto executive later this year. David Marcus who leads crypto unit Novi and previously helmed the company’s Messenger unit, announced Tuesday tha

AWS gets a no-code ML service

AWS today announced a new machine learning service, Amazon SageMaker Canvas. Unlike its existing machine learning services, the target audience here isn’t highly technical data scientists and en

AWS’s analytics services go serverless

At its re:Invent conference, AWS today announced that four of its cloud-based analytics services, Amazon Redshift, Amazon EMR, Amazon MSK and Amazon Kinesis, are now available as serverless and on-dem

AWS introduces new Trn1 chips to speed up training of machine learning models

As more companies move to custom silicon for their customer’s workloads, Amazon has been busy on this front. They introduced the Inferentia chip in 2019 to help speed up inference learning. Then
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