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The US infrastructure bill is a huge opportunity. Let’s not waste it

Infrastructure on this level will need robust changes that incorporate emerging technologies during design and construction, or much of the construction will only hamper our major cities and hubs.

Abacus.ai snags $50M Series C as it expands into computer vision use cases

Abacus.ai wants to build an AI platform that simplifies machine learning model creation, while still leaving room for power users. Today the company announced a $50 million Series C. At the same time,

Google now lets people under 18 or their parents request to delete photos from search results

Google is rolling out the ability for kids, teens and their parents to request to have pictures deleted from the company’s image search results. The new privacy option was one of many changes th

Self-driving company Cruise on track for early commercial operations in 2022

General Motors CEO Mary Barra is “pretty confident” that the driver will be out of Cruise vehicles by 2022, as the company looks to enter early commercial operations for autonomous robotaxi and de

Learn how studying lunar samples may help sustain human life beyond our planet at TC Sessions: Space 2021

The dream of understanding, exploring and even settlin1g other worlds is alive and well at TC Sessions: Space 2021. On December 14-15, some of this planet’s foremost experts will be in the house to

Rent the Runway’s IPO pricing indicates bullish market for unicorns of all stripes

We can't help but read Rent the Runway's IPO pricing as not only good news for unicorns, but also for tech-enabled unicorns.

Gringo raises $8M to help Brazilians manage auto-related documentation with its app

Gringo, a Brazilian startup that has built an app aimed at supporting drivers in a variety of ways, has raised $8 million in a new round of funding. Kaszek led the financing, which also included parti

Amazon taps $2B climate fund to invest in three more startups

Amazon has dipped back into its $2 billion climate fund and invested in several startups, including one that is developing fast-charging technology for electric vehicles as part of the e-commerce gian

The Bowery Farming TC-1

While dozens of vertical farms have sprouted in the past decade, few have attracted the amount of attention that New Jersey-based Bowery Farming enjoys.

Bowery Farming is forcing us all to look up at the future of vertical agriculture

Food is the very nourishment of life, but it’s becoming increasingly challenging to grow at scale. A combination of explosive population growth, climate change and depleting sources of water is…

Hacking lettuce for taste and profit

"The first thing you notice is just the smell," chief science officer of Bowery Farming Henry Sztul says excitedly. "It's got that smell, right?"

Can LEDs ultimately replace the sun?

For Bowery Farming, no technology is too small to optimize, and no data is too insignificant to track. Combined together, the startup hopes to orchestrate the future of farming and build a moat.

The voracious fight for your salad bowl

The size, the scope, the potential impact — the mind reels. Vertical farming may be a nascent space, but it is growing rapidly, and the greenfield is being taken quickly.

Instagram now lets all users share links in Stories via Link Stickers

Instagram announced on Wednesday that all users now have access to its Link Sticker feature in Instagram Stories. The expansion comes as the company recently ditched the “swipe-up” link in Instagr

Spotify says US podcast listeners now use its service more than Apple Podcasts

In September, analysts at eMarketer predicted Spotify was poised to overtake Apple Podcasts in U.S. listenership sometime this year. Today, Spotify announced for the first time it may have succeeded o

Robinhood’s nasty quarter shows the ups, downs of trading incomes

Robinhood's crypto revenues dropped like a stone. And that matters quite a lot for other companies.

Paytm seeks $20 billion valuation in India’s biggest IPO

Paytm, one of India’s most valuable startups, is seeking to raise as much as $2.4 billion in what is shaping to be the biggest initial public offering in the country at a valuation of $20 billion, a

Uber will rent up to 50,000 Tesla EVs to drivers

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Here’s what’s happening today at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

It’s go-time, folks. Get ready to soak up the latest tech and investing trends, receive actionable tips and advice and see the future trajectory of software-as-a-service. TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 kick

Divining the future of VC, saying goodbye to Danny

Hello and welcome back to Equity. This is a special, if somewhat bittersweet episode. It marks the final official podcast with our own Danny Crichton, who is off to other pastures in short order. Dann
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