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Starliner returns to Earth after a successful first trip to ISS

Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft has successfully touched down at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after ferrying a load of supplies to the International Space Station — its first succ

Twitter agrees to pay $150M for breaking privacy promises

Twitter has agreed to pay $150 million as part of a settlement with regulators over allegations that the social media company misrepresented the “security and privacy” of user data over se

Twitter stock jumps on news that Elon Musk still wants to buy it … maybe

Shares of Twitter are sharply higher in after-hours trading in the wake of a new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing detailing changes to how Elon Musk is approaching buying the compa

Daily Crunch: a16z literally doubles down, announces $4.5B Crypto Fund IV

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Not trademarking can be an Excruciatingly Expensive® and Wildly Annoying® mistake

I was recently talking to a startup that was airing its frustration over Apple’s Tracker Detect app that enables Android users to find nearby, unknown AirTags. The problem? The company TrackerDe

Dear Sophie: Does International Entrepreneur Parole have any advantages over an O-1 visa?

Are there any advantages to International Entrepreneur Parole over an O-1 visa? IEP seems to require $250k in institutional backing — so getting an O-1A doesn’t seem like a huge reach from there.

Announcing the TechCrunch+ Stage Agenda at Disrupt 2022

2022 is the year that we are returning to in-person events here at TechCrunch, which means that after a few years running remotely, our flagship Disrupt event is back. But while we are shaking up the

Fintech Bolt just laid off over 100 employees across engineering, sales and marketing

One-click checkout startup Bolt has laid off at least 100 employees and counting across go-to-market, sales and recruiting roles, sources say. CEO Maju Kuruvilla confirmed the workforce reduction in a

Lucid recalls all of its 2022 Air EVs due to wiring issues

Despite already struggling to meet production targets, luxury EV maker Lucid has now issued a recall for the Air due to potential issues stemming from the car's wiring harness.

NASA awards $2 million to moonshot solar sail project

The concept of solar sails is not particularly new — just check out the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2, French startup Gama or NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System. But one grou

Box positive momentum continues with revenue up 18% and improved guidance

Hey, it wasn’t that long ago that Box was lost in single-digit growth doldrums being dogged by activist investors. But today, the company announced its earnings, and revenue was up 18% over the prio

Jeep parent company Stellantis will reportedly plead guilty to emissions fraud

The world’s fifth-largest automaker will reportedly soon plead guilty to end a multi-year investigation into its efforts to conceal the amount of pollution created by its diesel engines.

SEC weighs crackdown on phony environmental and social justice funds

Environmental and social justice-focused funds are booming — so much so that the Securities and Exchange Commission is mulling new regulations to clamp down on funds that fail to back up certain alt

Apple issues friendly reminder that it’s employees’ right not to unionize

As a handful of Apple retail locations begin the process of unionizing, the trillion-dollar company’s vice president of people and retail Deirdre O’Brien delivered a warning to 58,000 reta

Terra community passes proposal to revive LUNA cryptocurrency following stablecoin-led implosion

Terraform Labs' plan to revive the Terra Ecosystem after its stablecoin UST and cryptocurrency LUNA nosedived earlier this month has passed and been approved by the community.

Google Photos starts rolling out new Real Tone filters

Google Photos is beginning to introduce new Real Tone filters this week, Google announced. The new filters are rolling out on Android, iOS and the web and can be accessed in the ‘Filters’

Jack Dorsey steps down from Twitter’s board

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s time at the company has come to an end. Dorsey stepped down from Twitter’s board of directors Wednesday, a change that’s effective as of the company&

Spy agency pumps billions into orbital imagery companies BlackSky, Maxar and Planet

A massive contract from the National Reconnaissance Organization will put billions in the pockets of new and established Earth observation companies BlackSky and Planet, and the more generalist Maxar.

Maryland becomes the second state to offer driver’s license and state ID in Apple Wallet

Maryland residents will now be able to store their driver’s license or state ID in the Apple Wallet app, Apple announced today. The state is now the second in the U.S. to support the new feature

Synthesis Capital closed its first fund with $300M, giving boost to food tech’s future

While much of the recent capital has targeted the consumer-facing, or downstream side, the firm believes future investments will go into technologies closer to the farm or lab.
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