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Stripe backs India’s Clear in $75 million funding

Stripe has made its second investment in India, just days after disclosing the first. One of the world’s most valuable startups has backed Bangalore-based SaaS fintech firm Clear, the two said Sunda

5 changes social-audio apps should consider making now

Social-audio apps need to leverage the same strategies used by major news organizations.

How intensive modding ushered in China’s computer revolution

In my previous essay on TechCrunch, I examined the profound challenges which confronted the computer engineers trying to fit tens of thousands of Chinese characters in a memory system designed to hand

Top highlights from Xpeng’s 2021 Tech Day

Chinese smart electric vehicle startup Xpeng has announced a series of innovations that it says will help it craft  the mobility ecosystem of the future.  “Our exploration of more efficient, safer

The return of text is inevitable

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. On Equity this week, we discussed the value of the written wor

This Week in Apps: Google Play lowers commissions, Apple drops anti-steering rule, Pinterest clones TikTok, Android 12 arrives

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a

Justice for OpenSea

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment.

Employees are designing the workplace of the future

What factors would make people want to come into the office? SAP research found four: peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, community-building and intention.

The rapidly changing investor calculus on China’s tech giants

As wave after wave of regulatory crackdowns have dominated China tech news in 2021, one can be excused for losing track of what is being regulated, who is doing the regulating, and what exactly the re

Introducing the TechCrunch Global Affairs Project

Technology has never agreed with boundaries. Even the most detailed satellite snapshots of Earth show no borders. From the printing press to the airplane, the telephone to social media, technological

I founded Nest. Here’s how startups can help solve climate change

Matt Rogers Contributor Share on Twitter Matt Rogers built the first machine-learning thermostat as the co-founder of Nest. He was previously an engineer at Apple, where he helped build ten generation

Decoupling tech supply chains would do more harm than good

Phil Levy Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. Phil Levy is Chief Economist for Flexport. Earlier in his career, he held international economic policy positions at the White House and the Department of St

Digital ID tech is moving fast. #GoodID will ensure it doesn’t break things

Robert Karanja Contributor Share on Twitter Robert Karanja is a Director of Responsible Technology and Africa Lead for Omidyar Network and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.  The COVID-19 pandemic has accel

Software product company Arbisoft on the growing startup market in Pakistan

Over the past two weeks, Anna Heim has interviewed Bashir from Arbisoft. They were recommended to us through our survey; we'd love to know which software consultants you'd recommend to other startups

Partner sessions are going all out at TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

TechCrunch events always offer a compelling mix of main stage presentations and smaller breakout sessions that allow more time for lots of questions and deeper discussions. Expect nothing less at TC S

Daily Crunch: Trump SPAC’s market cap approaches $4.7 billion

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

TechCrunch+ roundup: Slashing technical debt, IPO analysis, your first comms hire

Early-stage entrepreneurs eager to ship usually spend more time calculating their startup’s burn rate than selecting an optimal development environment. As a result, technical debt can accumulate.

Zillow may be pulling up the welcome mat, but rival Opendoor is expanding into new markets

Zillow announced that it was hitting pause on its iBuying operations earlier this week, but rival Opendoor says it is expanding operations and plowing ahead.

Step up your meme game with Antimatter’s Reverse Meme Search app

Like it or not, memes are part of how we communicate now — we even reference memes in our headlines. But iterating upon existing memes can be a needlessly clunky user experience. First, you need

Apple updates its App Store Guidelines to permit developers to contact customers about other payment methods

Apple today introduced a new set of App Store Guidelines that include three key changes. One of the changes is the result of a previously announced settlement agreement with a class of U.S. app develo
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