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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 Pay-Pal-owned company announced on Mo

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 UK. Today, Vodafone confirmed that it was in merger discussions with Three UK, a carrier owned by CK Hutchison, to accelerate th

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

Hackers leak 500GB trove of data stolen during LAUSD ransomware attack

Hackers have released a cache of data stolen during a cyberattack against the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) in what appears to be the biggest education breach in recent years. Vice Socie

3 guiding FinOps principles that will help you explain cloud costs to the board

By applying FinOps principles, companies can significantly improve their gross margins and chart a path towards profitability, as well as alleviate investor concerns around revenue metrics.

Loop raises $60M to send EV charging infrastructure for a Loop

Electric cars are great and all, but internal combustion engines (ICE) have one thing going for them: comprehensive, well-oiled infrastructure that means you can add 300 miles of range to your car, in

Kim Kardashian charged by SEC for pushing crypto, reaches $1.26M settlement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is charging Kim Kardashian for “unlawfully touting” a “crypto security,” the agency announced on Monday morning. The SEC says

Deliveroo tweaks ‘dark store’ model to let grocery shoppers in the door

In the latest quick commerce headspinner, Deliveroo is experimenting with expanding its rapid grocery business by opening a new type of ‘dark store’ in Central London. As well as functioni

With $17M in funding, Immerok launches cloud service for real-time streaming data

In 2011, the Apache Software Foundation released Flink, a high-throughput, low-latency engine for streaming various data types. A decade later, a startup called Immerok — founded by David Morave

Geely’s Europe expansion continues, Argo robotaxis on the Lyft app and Tesla AI Day takeaways

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive the full edition of the newsletter every weekend in your inbox. This

South African startup Talk360’s seed funding hits $7M after new backing

Months after the initial close of its seed round, Talk360, a South African Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) startup, has raised an additional $3 million, bringing the total investment raised in the

TikTok said to be launching live shopping in the US

TikTok is hunting for partners to launch its live shopping offering in the US as it is looking to outsource operations for these features. According to a report from Financial Times, the short video a

Prosus terminates $4.7 billion acquisition of India’s BillDesk

Prosus has scrapped the $4.7 billion acquisition of BillDesk it announced last year, once stated to be the European technology giant’s largest, saying “certain conditions” were unful

Lemonade leans on Aviva to bring its next-gen insurance platform to the UK

New York-based insurance giant Lemonade is officially launching in the U.K., its fourth market in Europe and fifth overall, with a little help from one of the oldest and largest insurance providers in

Tesla delivered a record 343,830 vehicles in Q3, but still missed Wall Street’s forecasts

Tesla reported Sunday it delivered 343,830 vehicles in the third quarter, a new record and a turnaround from earlier this year when a shutdown at its China factory and challenges around opening factor
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