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Upmesh closes $7.5M pre-Series A, launches its livestream shopping app for Instagram Live merchants

Two months after its seed round announcement, Singapore-based startup Upmesh has raised a $7.7 million pre-Series A round led by Monk’s Hill Ventures. The new funding brings its total raised so

Indian ride-hailing startup Ola valued at $7.3 billion in new funding

Indian ride-hailing giant Ola has raised $139 million at a valuation of about $7.3 billion, it said in a filing, ahead of its plans to file for an initial public offering early next year. Mumbai-headq

Daily Crunch: Byju’s edtech buying spree continues with $100M purchase of Austria’s GeoGebra

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Niantic’s new Pokémon GO feature incentivizes users to ‘AR scan’ nearby landmarks

Niantic announced a Pokémon GO feature today that will incentivize users to conduct more AR scans of landmarks in their neighborhood. This user-generated data will help Niantic build its “real-

Instagram’s Adam Mosseri defends the app’s teen safety track record to Congress

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri testified before Congress for the first time Wednesday, defending the app’s impacts on teens and its aspirations to bring younger children formally into the fold. In S

Instagram head Adam Mosseri says the app will offer a chronological feed option early next year

Instagram is bringing back a chronological feed, according to statements made by Instagram head Adam Mosseri during his testimony today before a Senate panel over the harms to young people using the a

Kickstarter plans to move its crowdfunding platform to the blockchain

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri says teen accounts created on the web don’t default to private

Adam Mosseri, head of Instagram, is testifying before the Senate today about the impact of Instagram on teens’ mental health. His first appearance before the Senate, this is just one of several

Apple won’t have to make the App Store changes ordered in Epic ruling while case is appealed

Apple will not have to implement changes to its in-app purchase system and App Store guidelines as ordered by the judge’s ruling in its court battle with Epic Games. While Apple largely won that

Black Ops Ventures launches to invest in Black founders

The venture capital market is on a tear, pumping capital into a host of startups around the world. It’s generally considered a great time to raise capital and build a technology-centered, disrup

Silicon Valley’s share of US VC funding falls to lowest level in more than a decade

So far in 2021, only about 27% of U.S. VC dollars have gone to Bay Area startups. It's been more than 10 years since that percentage fell below 30%, according to a report by Revolution and Pitchbook.

How should we regulate DeFi?

How can authorities enforce regulations that don't rely on the presence of intermediaries? And how will regulations protect users and the market?

Gift Guide: The best non-business books for 2021 recommended by VCs

We’re pretty big reading nerds here at TechCrunch, which means that we like to collect yearly book recommendations and share them with you.

Hear NASA’s Kathy Lueders talk about the next stage of mankind’s push into space

We’re in the earliest stages of Artemis, NASA’s new push to establish an enduring human presence on the moon, and Kathy Lueders will be leading a great deal of this ambitious undertaking.

Developer productivity startup Gadget raises $8.5M led by Sequoia and Bessemer

Ottawa-based Gadget, a developer productivity company founded by two former Shopify employees, has raised $8.5 million in seed funding. The funding round was led by Sequoia Capital and Bessemer Ventur

Chainguard lands $5M to help companies secure their software supply chains

By late last year, the alarm bells were just starting to ring. Researchers discovered that Russian spies had months earlier burrowed deep into the networks of several U.S. federal networks. The spies,

Candela’s hydrofoiling electric boats attract $24M investment in a bid for cleaner seas

Candela makes an unusual style of watercraft called a hydrofoiling boat, which glides above the sea on fins for a smoother, more efficient ride — doubly unusual, in fact, in that it is electrically

Dear Sophie: 2 questions about resuming consular appointments

I sponsored my fiancé for a K-1 visa right before the pandemic, but he hasn’t been able to get a visa. Now that travel restrictions to the U.S. have been lifted, what’s the status of visa intervi

Twitter is the latest platform to test a TikTok copycat feature

Twitter posted today that it’s testing a feature that would turn its in-app explore page into a TikTok-like video feed, complete with even a “For You” tab. This feature is testing on

Apple launches support for hotel keys in Apple Wallet, initially with Hyatt Worldwide

At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in June, the company teased its plans to incorporate support for home, office and hotel keys into Apple Wallet, as well as state driver licenses. Today,
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