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Dear Sophie: How should I prepare for my visa interview?

Our startup was just accepted into the winter batch of a top accelerator! How should I prepare for the B-1/B-2 visa interview? What type of questions will I be asked?

Spyware vendor Variston exploited Chrome, Firefox, and Windows zero-days, says Google

A Barcelona-based company that bills itself as a custom security solutions provider exploited several zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows, and Chrome and Firefox browsers to plant spyware, say Google

Crypto exchange Kraken cuts 1,100 jobs

Crypto exchange Kraken today announced it’s letting go of 1,100 staffers. The announcement came from a company blog post and follows similar news from DoorDash that it was also cutting staff. N

Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin project TBD kills its plan to trademark ‘Web5’

A plan which would see a corporate entity trademark the term “Web5” has been put to rest after much backlash. Late Tuesday night, TBD, the Bitcoin-focused division of Jack Dorsey’s p

ResortPass, backed by Jessica Alba and Gwyneth Paltrow, lands $26M so you can take a daycation

Have you ever looked longingly at the website of a posh hotel or resort and thought, “Man, I wish I could hang out there.” Well, thanks to startup ResortPass, that might not be as out of reach as

Series A rounds are looking a little crunchy in the United States

For seed-stage founders, the steep fundraising road now has two guard towers placed at the A and C stages.

Spend management platform Teampay expands partnership with Mastercard, raises $47M

In 2016, Andrew Hoag, formerly a senior manager at Verisign and a web project lead at NASA’s Ames Research Center, founded Teampay, a platform that attempts to automate the software purchasing p

Adtech antitrust class damages claim filed against Google in UK — seeking up to $16.3BN

Litigation against Google and its parent entity Alphabet being brought in the U.K. on behalf of thousands of digital publishers — seeking up to £13.6 billion (~$16.3 billion) in damages on thei

Pangea Cyber wants to simplify security for developers with an API approach

When developers are creating a new application, they may build security features over time or take advantage of commercial offerings or open source libraries to implement certain security functions su

Here’s your chance to show off your expertise at TechCrunch’s founder summit

Do you have what it takes to present at TechCrunch Early Stage on April 20 in Boston, Massachusetts? We’re looking for trendsetting, game-changing, later-stage startup founders and ecosystem experts

Let’s Encrypt issues 3 billion HTTPS certificates

Nonprofit certificate authority Let’s Encrypt hit a major milestone earlier this month: it issued its three billionth HTTPS certificate. The Let’s Encrypt project was founded in 2013 to provid

‘If you have too much, you can drown’; How tech PR’s job changed in 2022

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single pe

New Fare Partners is latest female-led VC to close first fund

New Fare Partners secured $20 million in capital commitments for its inaugural fund investing in early-stage food and beverage businesses. 

San Francisco police can now use robots to kill

Last week, we talked about killer robots. That piece was inspired by a proposal that would allow San Francisco police to use robots for killing “when risk of loss of life to members of the public or

CommonGround raises $25M for immersive video avatar technology that doesn’t rely on VR gear

The trials and tribulations that a giant company like Meta (née Facebook) has been facing in overcoming skepticism, creating user interest (let alone revenue) and building quality experiences for its

DoorDash lays off 1,250 employees to rein in operating expenses

DoorDash is laying off 1,250 people in an effort to rein in costs, the company’s CEO Tony Xu said in a message to employees on Wednesday. Xu’s message notes that the pandemic presented unp

Transforming old cardboard boxes into insulation nets CleanFiber $10 million round

Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspapers, a dwindling resource. CleanFiber thinks its cardboard process can make up the difference.

Honda to launch fuel cell vehicle in 2024

Honda will launch a fuel cell electric vehicle in 2024 based on its bestselling CR-V crossover. The automaker said it will produce the CR-V variant at its Performance Manufacturing Center (PMC) in Mar

Amazon Kindle Scribe review

The Kindle turned 15 this month. It’s been a strange ride for Amazon’s first hardware device. CEO Andy Jassy gave the e-reader a rare bit of love in last year’s shareholder letter, noting: Our f

Airbnb is helping find renters an apartment so they can Airbnb it

Airbnb really wants you to Airbnb an apartment. So its latest step is to find renters a place, which they can also list on the travel booking platform. Today, the company introduced a new program call
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