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The art of the pivot: Work closely with investors to improve your odds

Since early-stage companies have limited time and money, it's essential to work closely with investors and other stakeholders early when you're planning a pivot.

What if Nintendo released a Switch Pro haha jk unless?

Over five years after the release of the Nintendo Switch, fans are salivating for news about a new console, whether that be a rumored Switch Pro or Switch 2. Last night, it seemed almost certain that

Do you claim to care about climate? Let’s talk about what’s on your plate

If you claim to care about climate change, we need to have a word about food. Specifically, about the fantastically unsustainable way we consume food in the U.S. There’s a number of issues here,

US government says North Korean hackers are targeting American healthcare organizations with ransomware

The FBI, CISA, and the U.S. Treasury Department are warning that North Korean state-sponsored hackers are using ransomware to target healthcare and public health sector organizations across the United

Walmart folds its InHome grocery delivery service into Walmart+ as an optional add-on

Walmart announced today that its InHome grocery delivery service is now available as an optional add-on within its Walmart+ membership, the retailer’s low-cost alternative to Amazon Prime that offer

As Deezer goes public via SPAC, is the blank-check boom really over?

Let’s chat through the results of the Deezer deal, how quickly the IPO market has changed more generally, and then drill into the European SPAC market in the wake of Deezer’s demonstrative debut.

Learn how to sell technical services to non-technical investors & customers at today’s TechCrunch Live event

Simplicity is desperately needed, Jordan Kretchmer was telling me. Jordan’s the co-founder and CEO of Rapid Robotics, a firm that excels at selling its robotic solutions to non-technical custome

How to Raise First Dollars in a Difficult Market: The Venture Perspective

Raising venture capital is rarely an easy lift for startups, but 2022 is turning out to be a more challenging year than we’ve seen for some time. As venture capital continues its slowdown after an a

Why build a tech mafia when you can just build each other?

Natasha and Alex asked: Why is tech full of copycats, and what’s the next full circle moment we can expect?

Hotel giant Marriott confirms yet another data breach

Hotel group Marriott International has confirmed another data breach, with hackers claiming to have stolen 20 gigabytes of sensitive data, including guests’ credit card information. The incident, fi

Can Polestar succeed where other EV maker SPACs have failed?

Polestar is the latest EV maker to hurry to the stock exchange by merging with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, before becoming profitable.

Wonderbelly is taking on Tums

Deep tech and D2C have very little in common, except Noah Kraft. The Doppler Labs founder, who first came into the spotlight in 2014 with the launch of a wireless earbuds company, is teaming up with h

The M2 MacBook Air goes on sale next Friday

The first MacBook to sport Apple’s new M2 arrived in dated fashion. The 13-inch Pro is a fine computer, but it’s hard to get excited about last year’s hardware with the largest redesign to an ol

Rivian says it’s on track to deliver 25,000 vehicles this year

Rivian said Wednesday the company produced 4,401 vehicles at its manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, and delivered 4,467 vehicles for the quarter ended June 30. “These figures remain in line

With maiden $42M fund, Bonfire Union wants to invest in web3 like Tencent does in web2

Mask Network, a Binance-backed startup that enables users to send cryptocurrencies and encrypted messages on established internet platforms like Twitter, has an ambitious goal: to become the corporate

UK could force E2E encrypted platforms to do CSAM-scanning

The UK government has tabled an amendment to the Online Safety Bill that could put it on a collision course with end-to-end encryption. It’s proposing to give the incoming Internet regulator, Of

Forever21’s parent company sues Bolt but settles for becoming a shareholder

A lawsuit that was filed against one-click checkout startup Bolt by one of its biggest customers will be dismissed as the two parties have agreed on a settlement, the companies announced jointly today

UK launches antitrust investigation into Microsoft’s $69B proposed Activision acquisition

One more hurdle up ahead for Activision Blizzard, the games giant behind “Call of Duty” that Microsoft is looking to acquire for $68.7 billion. The UK’s Competition and Markets Autho

Celus, which uses AI to automate circuit board design, raises $25.6M

Just about every electronic contraption you care to think of contains at least one printed circuit board (PCB), which serves to house and connect the various components that allow the device to functi

IBM acquires Databand to bolster its data observability stack

IBM today announced that it acquired Databand, a startup developing an observability platform for data and machine learning pipelines. Details of the deal weren’t disclosed, but Tel Aviv-based D
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