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The Apple Car that never was: A timeline

Apple’s secretive car project died without ever seeing the light of day. It’s a fitting end, considering we’ve collectively spent the last decade aware of it without really knowing too much abou

Snowflake CEO Frank Slootman stepping down — and Wall St hates it

Apparently Frank Slootman, the veteran tech executive, was popular with investors, at least judging from their reaction that he will be stepping down as CEO of Snowflake. The company stock price has p

Toyota wants hydrogen to succeed so bad it’s paying people to buy the Mirai

Despite automakers like Toyota and Honda pushing fuel-cell vehicles, hydrogen’s future lies elsewhere.

Leaked documents show Techstars lost $7 million in 2023 but still had plenty of cash

Cuts to Techstars’ staff and its decision to shutter certain accelerators came after it missed its 2023 revenue goals, according to documents outlining its preliminary 2023 results viewed by TechCru

Tim Cook says Apple will ‘break new ground’ in GenAI this year

Apple CEO Tim Cook is promising that Apple will “break new ground” on GenAI this year. Cook made the pronouncement during the company’s annual shareholders meeting today, which came

Bluesky snags former Twitter/X Trust & Safety exec cut by Musk

Emerging decentralized social network and X rival Bluesky has just landed a notable former Twitter leader as its new head of Trust and Safety. On Wednesday, the company announced it has appointed Aaro

Anycubic users say their 3D printers were hacked to warn of a security flaw

Anycubic customers are reporting that their 3D printers have been hacked and now display a message warning of an alleged security flaw in the company’s systems. Numerous threads on news sharing

MWC 2024: Everything announced so far, including Nothing Phone (2a), 4FYN winner

The TechCrunch team is in Barcelona this week to bring you all the action going on at Mobile World Congress 2024.

Liveliness is a sports community app for finding new workout buddies

Finding people who share your active passion — to go hiking, biking, running, whatever — is a pretty enduring problem. Existing friends and family aren’t always going to be into the same sporty

Bitcoin’s so high, it crashed Coinbase today

Bitcoin’s rally is turning out to be bad news for Coinbase, the crypto trading app that has just confirmed some of its customers are seeing a zero balance across their Coinbase accounts. “

Substack gets more social with the launch of DMs

Substack is introducing direct messaging, allowing users to have private one-on-one conversations, the company announced today. DMs can be accessed in the Chat tab on the Substack app and website. By

Morph Studio lets you make flims using Stability AI–generated clips

Want to weave various Stability AI–generated video clips into a movie? Now there’s a tool for that. Morph Studio, which has its own text-to-video model, just introduced an AI filmmaking platfo

Former Snap design lead debuts Shader, an AR creation tool that uses AI to generate custom effects

Shader aims to challenge industry heavyweights like Snap’s AR development platform Lens Studio and TikTok’s Effect House, with its no-code AR creation tool that generates custom effects, 2D ma

Hyundai-backed autonomous company Motional cuts 5% of workforce

Motional, the autonomous vehicle company born out of a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Group and Aptiv, told employees Wednesday it will cut about 5% of its workforce, TechCrunch has learned. The

Anamorph’s generative technology reorders scenes to create unlimited versions of one film

Anamorph, a new filmmaking and technology company, announced its launch today. The startup, founded by filmmaker Gary Hustwit and digital artist Brendan Dawes, wants to reshape the cinematic experienc

Polestar lands $1B loan to keep EV plans on track

Polestar secured a $950 million loan from a dozen banks, critical funds needed to keep its EV plans moving forward following Volvo’s decision to pull back its financial support of the electric a

Adobe reveals a GenAI tool for music

There are plenty of GenAI-powered music editing and creation tools out there, but Adobe wants to put its own spin on the concept. Today at the Hot Pod Summit in Brooklyn, Adobe unveiled Project Music

India lays foundations for a new spaceport dedicated to smaller launches

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has received the go-ahead to construct a new spaceport in Tamil Nadu, with which it aims to help private players launch small rockets in space with less f

YouTube’s Create app, a competitor to TikTok’s creative tools, expands to 13 more markets

YouTube Create, Google’s standalone mobile app aimed at creators, which helps them produce both Shorts and longer videos, is expanding to a broader set of markets after last fall’s launch

Telegram is launching ad revenue sharing next month using toncoin

Telegram CEO and founder Pavel Durov announced today that the company is launching its ad platform next month, allowing channel owners to receive financial rewards. The company will pay out rewards us
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