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I will defend the $700M fizzy water

Liquid Death is more than simply bougie water. It comes with built-in liquidity, ensuring that its investors won't be parched on the deal.

Draymond Green will flip the script at TechCrunch Disrupt

Golden State Warrior and four-time NBA champion Draymond Green will take the stage at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 in San Francisco — and get ready for a plot twist. He will bring his popul

Twitter’s edit button is rolling out to Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Twitter is rolling out the ability to edit tweets to Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, the social network announced on Monday. The company says the edit button will roll o

Why aren’t we seeing more aggressive SaaS M&A?

With public stock valuations way down, it's surprising we aren't seeing more aggressive M&A activity from acquisitive companies and private equity alike.

Google’s GV backs SideQuest, an unofficial Meta Quest app store

While the broader virtual reality industry earnestly waits for Meta’s next announcements around new VR products at its Connect event next week, Google’s venture arm GV is placing an interesting be

Bumble is testing a speed dating feature where users chat before matching

Dating app Bumble has been experimenting with a new way for its users to connect. The company has been quietly testing a speed dating feature in its U.K. market, which allows users to join the app on

YouTube is asking some users to purchase a Premium subscription to watch in 4K

YouTube’s Premium paid subscription includes benefits like ad-free viewing, video and song downloads for offline consumption, and background plays. Now, it might also be shifting video streaming

Beats: Italian antitrust fine for Apple and Amazon cancelled on appeal

An antitrust win for Amazon and Apple in Italy, where an appeals court has cancelled a multimillion-dollar penalty the pair were hit with last year for alleged collusion following an investigation int

Kahani wants to turn your e-commerce website into an interactive experience

Kahani’s first product is a “Stories-like” feature, for example, with a clothes model actively turning around to show how it fits.

AT&T talks driving innovation through collaboration at Disrupt

We’re just a few short weeks away from the first in-person TechCrunch Disrupt in three years. The agenda is absolutely bursting with expert insight and information from the leading voices in the ear

Wisk Aero reveals its market-ready, self-flying air taxi

EVTOL company Wisk Aero will put forward its Generation 6 four-passenger autonomous air taxi for FAA certification.

Fandom acquires Metacritic, GameSpot, TV Guide and other entertainment brands in deal worth around $55M

Entertainment platform Fandom announced today its acquisition of seven entertainment and gaming brands from media company Red Ventures, including online publications Comic Vine, Cord Cutters News, Gam

Mad Realities’ Devin Lewtan talks onboarding new crypto users through content at TC Sessions: Crypto

If crypto is going to reach “mass adoption,” the industry still has a lot of people it needs to bring on board. Approximately 83% of U.S. adults haven’t ever invested in, traded or u

BeReal gets its own Saturday Night Live skit

At this point in the BeReal hype cycle, you might’ve seen some wild things in your friends’ once-per-day snaps (personally, I’ve seen a couple of “sitting on the toilet”

Venmo rolls out ‘Charity Profiles’ to allow charities to raise funds directly within its app

Venmo is launching a new feature called “Charity Profiles” that will allow charities to raise funds and receive donations directly within its app, the PayPal-owned company announced on Mon

The unicorn funding slump is worse than you thought

If unicorns are not able to raise as much this year as they did in, say, 2019, how many of the billion-dollar-plus startups are going to survive?

Vodafone confirms merger talks with Three UK in a ‘no cash’ deal to scale up in 5G

Another major piece of mobile M&A appears to be in the works in the U.K. Today, Vodafone confirmed that it was in merger discussions with Three UK, a carrier owned by CK Hutchison, to accelerate t

Welcome to Q4, crypto fans and Tesla stans

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Don’t forget that the code “EQUITY” can save you money 

Amazon is launching a dedicated hub for its affordable shopping options

Amazon is launching Amazon Access, a new hub for customers to explore the programs, discounts and features that the online retailer offers for affordable shopping, the company announced on Monday. Ama

Rivian taps Capital One exec Diane Lye as its first CIO

Rivian has hired Diane Lye as its first chief information officer, a position that the EV maker says is necessary to expand globally. Lye’s hiring comes as Rivian consolidates its internal and e
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