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Facebook warns of ‘headwinds’ to its ad business from regulators and Apple

Facebook posted its second quarter earnings Wednesday, beating expectations with $29 billion in revenue. The world’s biggest social media company was expected to report $27.8 billion in revenue

Ashirase, a Honda incubation, reveals advanced walking assistance system for visually impaired

The system aims to help users achieve more independence in their daily lives by allowing them to feel which way to walk through in-shoe vibrations connected to a navigation app on a smartphone.

Egyptian ride-sharing company Swvl plans to go public in a $1.5B SPAC merger

Queen's Gambit Growth Capital, the women-led SPAC in charge of the deal, called Swvl 'a disruptive platform that solves complex challenges and empowers underserved populations.'

The MKT1 interview: Growth marketing in 2021, hiring versus outsourcing and more

Excerpts from our Twitter Spaces chat with MKT1 founders Emily Kramer and Kathleen Estreich on the growth marketing industry, when to hire a marketer and when a startup should consider outsourcing.

The Lilium electric Jet will use batteries manufactured by Germany’s Customcells

Electric air taxi startup Lilium has tapped German manufacturer Customcell to supply batteries for its flagship 7-seater Lilium Jet. The battery IP is the result of “multiple players,” a L

Score a free month of Extra Crunch with your TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 pass

Whether you’re just starting to build your SaaS empire or you’re further along in your journey, you don’t want to miss TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 on October 27. This day-long virtual event, dedicate

Drivers for Elon Musk’s Loop get a script about their ‘great leader’

Ask 'Do you like working for him?' and you'll get a response that could have come straight from North Korea: 'Yup, he's a great leader! He motivates us to do great work.'

Snapchat adds My Places feature to Snap Map, recommending spots to visit

This further differentiates the social-forward Snap Map from more established resources like Google Maps and Apple Maps, which you can't really use to find out what restaurants your friends like.

Walmart to sell its e-commerce technologies to other retailers

Walmart’s investments in software and retail technologies it used to transform its business from a brick-and-mortar to one that combines both in-person and online shopping will now be made avail

Why I make everyone in my company be the CEO for a day

Unsurprisingly, the CEO of the Day program is one of our most popular initiatives. The program gives an employee the reins for 24 hours with an unlimited budget.

Squire, a barbershop tech platform, triples its valuation (again) with Tiger Global

Squire is now a 175-person company with a tech platform used by over 2,000 shops across three continents.

BioNTech founder Uğur Şahin and Mayfield’s Ursheet Parikh are coming to Disrupt

It’s hard to argue that any technology company has had a greater impact in the past decade than BioNTech, the mRNA-based therapeutics pioneer behind the world’s most widely-used COVID-19 v

Want to work at a Google campus? You’ll need to be vaccinated

While the rise of the Delta variant is extending the company’s work-from-home policy through October 18, it’s not entirely clear what happens after that date.

Fisker invests in EV charging network Allego’s SPAC merger

Fisker is investing $10 million in private-investment-in-public equity (PIPE) funding for the merger of Allego and special purpose acquisition company Spartan Acquisition Corp III.

Shopify’s Q2 results beat estimates as e-commerce shines

Like Microsoft and Apple in the wake of their after-hours earnings reports, Shopify shares are having a muted reaction to the better-than-expected results.

Spotify’s podcast ad revenue jumps 627% in Q2

'The days of our ad business accounting for less than 10% of our total revenue are behind us, and going forward, I expect ads to be a substantial part of our revenue mix,' CEO Daniel Ek said.

Financial firms should leverage machine learning to make anomaly detection easier

Anomaly detection is one of the more difficult and underserved operational areas in the asset-servicing sector of financial institutions.

Algramo aims to cut plastic waste with a reusable container ecosystem and $8.5M A round

'People are deciding between their pocket or their planet,' said CEO José Manuel Moller. 'So we needed to be cheaper and better.'

48-hour countdown to early bird savings on passes to TC Disrupt 2021

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Hear Startup Alley companies pitch expert VC judges in upcoming episodes of Extra Crunch Live

We know how much you love a good startup pitch-off. Who doesn’t? It combines the thrill of live, high-stakes entertainment with learning about the hottest new thing. Plus, you get to hear feedba
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