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Cellino is using AI and machine learning to scale production of stem cell therapies

Cellino, a company developing a platform to automate stem cell production, presented today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 to detail how its system, which combines A.I. technology, machine learning, hardwa

Koa is helping African consumers make better money moves

While Delilah Kidanu grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, mobile money platform M-Pesa was the go-to fintech platform for her and most Kenyans. The Safaricom-owned product provides basic access to financial ser

The casualties of China’s education crackdown

Once the darlings of Wall Street and venture capital as recently as the beginning of this year, China’s edtech firms are now wondering if they will be able to remain solvent long enough to see the b

The Blue Box is betting on the future of at-home breast cancer tests

You can take a pregnancy test or colon cancer test from your bathroom, or, these days, a COVID-19 test from the comfort of your living room. You might one day be able to get a breast cancer screening

Fortnite likely isn’t coming back to the App Store anytime soon

While Apple and Fortnite’s big, dramatic lawsuit didn’t seem to reach the conclusion either party actually wanted. Its resolution offered some hope for Fortnite lovers that the title could

Software supply chain platform Cloudsmith raises $15M Series A led by Tiger Global

Cloudsmith, a cloud platform for software supply chain management, has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global, which it claims is the largest ever Series A funding round in No

Tide encryption is ready to end the cyber breach pandemic

The global pandemic, along with the digital transformation it accelerated, broadened corporate attack surfaces exponentially. As a result, there were almost 1,800 publicly reported data breaches in th

Prenome could help pregnant women better predict and manage gestational diabetes

“We’re always trying to stick something up a women’s something.” Stevie Cline, the co-founder of Prenome, is tired of how invasive diagnostic processes are for women, even with modern technolo

Electric utility bike company Ubco scores $10M strategic investment with TPK

New Zealand-based electric utility bike company Ubco announced a partnership with TPK Holdings, a Taiwanese electric components manufacturing company, onstage at the Micromobility America conference i

Microsoft wants cloud computing to reshape natural disaster modeling, but challenges remain

Weather forecasting is a notoriously challenging field, but it’s an endeavor that is becoming ever more vital to the daily functioning of our planet. Climate change is intensifying the scale and dev

How Calendly is building a platform by turning scheduling into a center-stage event

The tools you use most often are the ones you think about the least. Calendly, an app that helps people plan, schedule and follow up on meetings, may be a perfect example of that. 

Brave’s non-tracking, browser-based video conferencing tool is out of beta

Brave, the startup behind the eponymous non-tracking browser, has launched a non-tracking video conferencing add-on out of beta — letting all users make and receive video calls straight from the

Twitter’s Rinki Sethi on why CISOs win when security is a shared responsibility

Sethi draws on her decade-plus cybersecurity experience to talk about the role of the modern CISO and how the next-generation of CISOs can stay ahead.

Here’s what’s happening on day two at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

Day one of TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 is in the history books, and we hope you found it as thrilling and filled with ah-ha and oooh-ahh moments as we did. Today, entrepreneurial opportunity beckons again

Lounge’s new app aims to reimagine the office for the remote work era

A startup called Lounge wants to reimagine work for the fully remote era where tools like Slack, Zoom, and Teams have fallen short in terms of helping companies build culture and creating relationship

Microsoft announces Surface Laptop Studio and Duo 2 ahead of Windows 11 launch

With the first major Windows release in a half-dozen years looming over the horizon, Microsoft has just unveiled a big slate of new hardware. The Surface line has always been viewed as a sort of proof

Patreon to roll out tools to help its adult creators meet Mastercard’s new standards

Remember when OnlyFans said it would ban explicit content, putting its creators’ livelihoods in jeopardy, then suspended that ban less than a week later? Even though Patreon’s guidelines o

UK announces a national strategy to ‘level up’ AI

The UK government has announced a national AI strategy — its first dedicated package aimed at boosting the country’s capabilities in and around machine learning technologies over the longe

FedEx to test Aurora’s self-driving trucks on Dallas-to-Houston route

FedEx has started to use self-driving trucks to haul goods between Dallas and Houston as part of a pilot program with autonomous vehicle startup Aurora and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer Paccar. Pacc

Intuit launches venture arm to invest in startups with innovation for small businesses, consumers

Intuit Ventures will identify growth opportunities and trends beneficial for Intuit's key customers — small businesses and consumers.
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