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Shellworks wants to crack makeup’s single-use plastic problem

Is the beauty industry ready to wean itself off single-use plastic? Shellworks is betting on it. Targeting cosmetics brands, the London-based biotech startup has scooped up a $6.2 million seed round t

Questions arise on Y Combinator’s role in startup correction

Some are pointing the finger not just at late-stage capital pools that poured too much liquidity into the startup market -- some startup players are irked at accelerators, Y Combinator in particular.

Twitter rebrands its media website to focus on creators with a new ‘Create’ hub

Twitter announced today that it has rebranded its Twitter Media website to “Twitter Create.” The social media giant says the website is a new hub for creators to access resources, product

DDG has a tracker blocking carve-out linked to Microsoft contract

DuckDuckGo, the self-styled “internet privacy company” — which, for years, has built a brand around a claim of non-tracking web search and, more recently, launched its own ‘pri

Mayfield’s Navin Chaddha: I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now

My third startup had been in the market only a year when the internet bubble burst and had not yet found product-market fit.

Niantic transcends Discord to build Campfire, an AR social app, and unveils Lightship VPS

Since the launch of Pokémon Go in 2016, players have been coordinating meetups, in-game raids and battles on platforms like Reddit and Discord. This summer, parent company Niantic is unveiling Campfi

PlanetScale expands its database service with built-in performance monitoring and more

PlanetScale, the highly scalable MySQL database service founded by the co-creators of the increasingly popular Vitess open source project, today announced a series of updates that push the platform be

Stellantis to build new battery plant in Indiana

Stellantis and Samsung SDI said on Tuesday they will team up to build a $2.5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in Indiana.

Google TV is finally launching personalized user profiles after a long delay

After being delayed for months, it’s about time that Google rolls out its personalized profiles for Google TV.  According to the company, users will get profiles “over the next few weeks.” In O

Adam Neumann’s blockchain-based redemption story now sponsored by a16z

In a classic “pivot to crypto to reinvent yourself” moment, controversial WeWork founder Adam Neumann recently launched a startup, Flowcarbon, to sell tokenized carbon credits on the block

PayPal laid off 83 employees as it reduces Bay Area presence

PayPal laid off dozens of employees from its San Jose headquarters, filings show. As first reported by The Information and later confirmed by Techcrunch, the layoffs impacted 83 employees. PayPal’s

Volunteer at TC Sessions: Climate and earn a free pass to TechCrunch Disrupt

It takes a lot of people to bring a tech conference to life, and we’re looking for a few fabulous volunteers to support our events team and help make TC Sessions: Climate & The Extreme Tech Chal

Today at Apple Creative Studios will launch in 7 new cities

Apple revealed that it will be expanding its Today at Apple Creative Studios initiative to seven new cities, including Berlin, Miami, Milan, Nashville, Sydney, Taipei and Tokyo. It will also return fo

Uber hits 1 billion rides in Africa

  Uber today announced a significant milestone — it has completed 1 billion rides across all its markets in Africa. This feat translates to over 10 billion kilometres in terms of distance cover

Judge rules that Tesla sexual harassment suit can proceed in court

A California county court judge ruled Monday that a sexual harassment suit against Tesla can proceed in court, rejecting the automaker’s request for closed-door arbitration, according to Bloomberg.

Here are all of the companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator’s 30th Demo Day today

It’s Demo Day time! Today marks the 30th Demo Day for Alchemist, the enterprise-focused accelerator that helped grow companies like LaunchDarkly, Rigetti Computing and Privacera early on. As an

Waze users can now access Apple Music directly from the navigation app’s audio player

Waze announced today that users can access Apple Music content directly from the app’s built-in Audio Player via a new integration. The integration will make it easier for users to pause, play a

Chrysler’s first EV draws inspiration from the Pacifica minivan

Based on the Chrysler Airflow crossover concept, this inaugural EV is tasked with setting the design direction for parent company Stellantis’ $35 billion investment in bringing more EVs to market.

Everything you wanted to know about Elon Musk and Twitter (but didn’t want to ask)

So you want to know what’s going on with Elon Musk and Twitter, but you thought maybe it’s a little too late to ask your tech-obsessed buddies for the lowdown. You’ve come to the rig

Stripe launches App Marketplace, scripts and tools incorporating third-party SaaS apps that work alongside Stripe

Stripe, the payments upstart now valued at $95 billion, has been launching a number of new products to expand beyond the API that helped make its name, to build out its position as a platform for fina
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