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Google Cloud announces upcoming regions in Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand

Fresh off of an expansion to Mexico, Google today previewed the launch of new Google Cloud regions concentrated in Asia-Pacific (APAC), specifically Malaysia, Thailand and New Zealand. When they come

Upper90’s strategy of cutting checks with credit and equity may be more relevant than ever

Now that equity is getting increasingly expensive as investors are deploying more conservatively after last year's fever, Upper90's strategy could become more useful to founders than ever.

Businesses including Stitch Fix are already experimenting with DALL-E 2

It’s been just a few weeks since OpenAI began allowing customers to commercially use images created by DALL-E 2, its remarkably powerful AI text-to-image system. But in spite of the current tech

Walmart is reportedly looking at deals with streaming services

Walmart’s membership program Walmart+ may bundle with a streaming service. The report comes from the New York Times and sparks conversation about the strange idea of the retail giant entering the st

Tracking venture capital data to pinpoint the next US startup hot spots

Taking a look at an M25 dataset ranking Midwest U.S. cities across datapoints including startup activity, venture activity and business climate.

Five Flute annotates hardware product development into the current millennium

Product managers for software have a pretty thankless job — figuring out which features to put into a development sprint, how to prioritize what the developers work on and collecting requirement

Twitter says internal systems change to blame for partial outage

Twitter has confirmed that an “internal systems change” was to blame for its partial outage today. Earlier today, the social network confirmed that some were having problems accessing the

How investors can still get strong returns from late-stage tech startups

For investors, now is a good time to start seeing the opportunities while also protecting themselves against potential risks down the line.

Copyright law is going to get real interesting, y’all

As millions of people are playing with AI-powered image-generation tools like DALL-E and Midjourney, new works of art are generated by the billions. Many of them are curiosities, some of them are legi

Retention platform CleverTap bags $105 million in fresh funding

Customer engagement and retention platform CleverTap has raised $105 million in a new financing round, the latest in a series of India-origin startups making fast inroads in the global SaaS race. Cana

BMW hedges its EV bet, appears poised to repeat mistakes of the past

BMW is on the verge of creating another compromise platform that could hamstring its EV efforts.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Bridge round bingo, SaaS sales smarts, tracking monthly expenses

"If you can frame your product as a way to boost revenue or cut costs, people will find a budget."

To optimize for growth, study your down-funnel metrics

You've managed to acquire a million users. Amazing. But if 999,999 of them don’t make it through the funnel, or churn, now that’s not so amazing.

AppLovin wants to buy video game maker Unity for $20 billion

A year after going public, app growth and monetization agency AppLovin submitted an unsolicited proposal today to buy the game engine Unity in a deal worth $20 billion. But there’s a catch: Unit

Google’s new campaign attempts to publicly pressure Apple into adopting RCS

Google is launching a new “Get The Message” campaign and website today to pressure Apple into changing its mind on RCS. The tech giant has been increasingly calling out Apple for not adopt

Muon Space plans a ‘turnkey solution’ for custom Earth observation satellites

Plenty of companies want to operate in space, but few have or need the expertise to do so. They want an eye in the sky but not a satellite company. Muon Space is one of several startups looking to put

Babylon Health dials back some services in the UK

U.K. health tech startup Babylon Health is pulling in its horns in its home market, blaming challenging global and macroeconomic conditions for the termination of a couple of multiyear contracts it ha

Say hello to the kick-ass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022

TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event, Disrupt, back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20 shindig. Founders, investors, tech denizens, crypto

Spotify updates its home screen with new discovery feeds for music and podcasts

Spotify announced today that it’s launching a new Home experience that includes separate feeds for “Music” and “Podcasts & Shows.” Now, when Spotify users launch the

Truework, which helps lenders verify borrowers’ income and employment, raises $50M

Truework, a company that builds technology for mortgage and consumer-centric lenders to instantly verify the income and employment of borrowers, has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding l
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