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Lab, crab and robotic rehab

I was in Berkeley a couple of months back, helping TechCrunch get its proverbial ducks in a row before our first big climate event (coming in a few weeks, folks). Professor Ken Goldberg, who’s helpe

Instagram is currently down for some users

If you’re having problems accessing Instagram today, you’re not alone. The social media giant is currently experiencing some problems, according to reports on third-party web monitoring se

Pitch Deck Teardown: Lumigo’s $29M Series A deck

We tear down the deck Lumigo used to land a $29 million Series A round led by Redline Capital last year.

To fully embrace product-led growth, build a strong product ops team

Typically part of the product team, product ops sits at the intersection of product, engineering and customer success.

VCs will discuss how to find funding when you’re not in a major tech hub at TC Disrupt

Silicon Valley — it’s synonymous with tech startups. Other big cities, such as Beijing, Berlin, London and New York City to name a few, built their own growing startup ecosystems. For years, conve

Memorial Day sale: Save 50% on TechCrunch+

From today until May 30, you can snag an annual pass to TechCrunch+ for 50% off as part of our Memorial Day sale.

OnlyFans founder makes crypto debut selling influencer trading cards

OnlyFans founder Tim Stokley is getting into the web3 game with a new NFT startup, Zoop, launching this summer. On Zoop, people can buy, sell, and trade 3D NFT “playing cards” of their fav

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Epic Games points to Mac’s openness and security in its latest filing in App Store antitrust case

In a new court filing, Epic Games challenges Apple’s position that third-party app stores would compromise the iPhone’s security. And it points to Apple’s macOS as an example of how

Meta consolidates its privacy policy to appease regulators

In an effort to make its notoriously dense user agreements less labyrinthine, Meta has rewritten and redesigned how that information is presented. The company insists that the changes are in form, not

Perhaps faster delivery times were a poor choice from a unit-economics perspective

Not every q-commerce company will fail. But startups that raised huge sums of money to build super-rapid consumer delivery models are laying off staff, attempting to merge and otherwise stay alive.

TikTok partners with Hootsuite, Sprinklr, Emplifi and more to make it easier for brands to reach users

TikTok is extending its Marketing Partner Program to add new content marketing partners, the company told TechCrunch. The expansion will allow marketers to manage their TikTok accounts without leaving

Luminar hires execs from Apple, Nvidia and Tesla

Friendly Apps raises $3 million, pre-product, for apps that improve people’s well-being

Longtime engineer and product designer Michael Sayman has been building apps since he was a kid, landing him roles at Facebook, Google, Roblox and, most recently, Twitter, where he’s often been

Planet FWD secures $10M so consumer products industry can track carbon emissions

Companies use its emissions reductions engine during the product development phase to understand how to create products with lower carbon footprints.

New Zealand’s Humble Bee Bio is using bees to create bioplastics

Humble Bee Bio is on a mission to create a biodegradable alternative to plastics by synthesizing the biology of bees. While the New Zealand-based company is still at an early stage — it’s

Roofstock founder closes on $90M fund to back early-stage proptech startups

Early-stage proptech startups have a potential new source of capital in 1Sharpe Ventures, which recently closed its $90 million inaugural fund. Roofstock co-founder and chairman Gregor Watson and real

Gucci x Oura launch a $950 smart ring to help you discover yourself

It’s a common problem among the superwealthy. Sure they can buy fancy clothes, jewelry and fast cars, but at the end of the day, they’re stuck using the same boring gadgets as the rest of us. How

Customer support management platform Assembled lands $51M

Assembled, which bills itself as a workforce management platform for customer support teams, today announced that it raised $51 million in a Series B funding round led by New Enterprise Associates, wi

Manta, a data observability startup, raises $35M to grow its workforce

Over the last decade, the rate at which organizations create data has accelerated as it becomes cheaper to store, access and process data. But as data continues to grow in scale and complexity, it&#82
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