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Doyobi, a Singapore-based edtech startup focused on teachers, gets $2.8M seed

The edtech boom has focused primarily on students, but teachers are learners, too. Doyobi, a Singapore-based professional development platform, wants to give educators new, more engaging ways of teach

Tesla has 150,000 cars using its safety score tool

Nearly 150,000 Tesla cars are using the company’s new “safety score,” a tool rolled out last month to determine whether owners can access the beta version of its “Full Self-Drivi

Gillmor Gang: All Things Must Pass

It’s been several weeks now, and Clubhouse still hasn’t enabled record/replay. Neither has Twitter Spaces. Facebook just announced a live audio entry too, but no record. With all the drama

Elon Musk’s Boring Company gets initial OK to expand Loop under Las Vegas Strip

Elon Musk’s Boring Company received Wednesday the initial approval required to build a transportation system that would shuttle passengers in Tesla vehicles via a network of tunnels under Las Ve

Mission-driven ventures are growing fast during the pandemic

You’ve heard of SPACs, meme stocks and buy now, pay later, but have you heard of the LTSE, First Women's Bank and Upsolve?

Tesla will only use iron-based batteries for standard model EVs

Tesla said Wednesday it will use iron-based batteries for its standard Model 3 and Model Y models across global markets. The update, provided in the company’s third-quarter earnings report, conf

PayPal picking Pinterest puts us in a parsing pickle

Look, we don’t get it either. Taking some time as a group to sit around and chat through the possibly impending PayPal-Pinterest deal, Natasha and Alex didn’t wind up cracking the story. W

Daily Crunch: PayPal reportedly considers buying Pinterest at a $39B valuation

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Snapchat to introduce family safety tools to protect minors using its app

Following moves by major tech platforms to better protect minors using their platforms, Snapchat is preparing to introduce its own set of “family engagement” tools in the coming months. Sn

Tesla charges forward with a record quarterly profit of $1.6 billion

Tesla continued its profitability streak, reporting Wednesday net income of $1.62 billion in the third quarter, a nearly fivefold increase from the $331 million it earned in the same period last year.

Buttigieg defends safety agency appointment after Musk claims ‘bias’

Elon Musk voiced concerns on Twitter over the recent appointment of Missy Cummings to a key advisory role at the country’s top traffic authority, but U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg sug

Olympus US hack tied to sanctioned Russian ransomware group

An “ongoing” cyberattack against the Japanese technology giant Olympus was caused by a Russian ransomware group sanctioned by the U.S. government, according to two people with knowledge of

Dear Sophie: Any suggestions for recruiting international tech talent?

My early-stage startup is having a really tough time recruiting engineering talent, but we’re open to hiring internationally. Any suggestions on strategies and how to help our company stand out?

Make it your mission to buy your pass to TC Sessions: Space 2021 today

Prepping to go into space takes a long time and a metric ton of money (we measured). Lucky for you, attending TC Sessions: Space 2021 on December 14-15 requires far less time and a lot less money. Thi

Mark Zuckerberg named as defendant in Facebook privacy suit

Washington D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine has added Mark Zuckerberg to a lawsuit against Facebook over consumer privacy violations related to the Cambridge Analytica scandal. “Our continuing

Announcing the startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

You have less than a week to go before you dive headlong into TC Sessions: SaaS 2021. Expect a full day packed with presentations, panel discussions breakout sessions, Q&As, networking … and dem

Udemy targets valuation of $4B in major edtech IPO

Udemy's slowing revenue growth is not bullish for edtech valuations more broadly; the company's modest resulting revenue multiple is also somewhat beige.

Facebook to penalize rule-breaking Groups’ members by demoting them in News Feed

Facebook has been steadily rolling out updates to Facebook Groups aimed at giving admins better ways to manage and moderate their online communities. Recently, this has included a combination of produ

SoftBank-backed Flock Freight is the freight industry’s newest unicorn

The global shipping and freight industry has never been more in the spotlight, as the pandemic and other disruptions have led to enormous supply chain bottlenecks. While trucking logistics company Flo

Amazon’s Fire TV news app now offers local channels in 60 more cities

Amazon announced on Wednesday that its news app on Fire TV is expanding local coverage to 158 cities across the U.S. The app, which launched last year, is a customizable news aggregator preinstalled o
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