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Netflix starts cracking down on password sharing in four new markets, including Canada

Netflix today announced it’s rolling out paid sharing, otherwise known as Netflix’s crackdown on password sharing, to more countries, including Canada, New Zealand, Portugal, and Spain. Th

Bitcoin holding above $20,000 offers miners hope as margins become healthier

Bitcoin has had a strong rally so far this year, and some mining experts see this as an opportunity for the space to stage a comeback.

In a trademark battle between an NFT artist and a big brand, Hermès, the artist just lost

Artist Mason Rothschild thought he was sitting on a “goldmine” when he began creating digital versions of the iconic Hermès Birkin handbag and selling these as NFTs. Among them was an ani

Spotify now lets you select which playlists you’d like to impact your recommendations less

Spotify is finally introducing a highly-requested feature. The streaming service announced today that it’s launching a new “Exclude from your Taste Profile” feature that lets you kee

Meet the prolific Russian espionage crew hacking spymasters and lawmakers

A notorious hacking group with alleged ties to Russian intelligence services has claimed its latest victim: British lawmaker Stewart McDonald. McDonald, a Member of Parliament for his constituency in

Planet A Ventures comes out of the door with a €160M European, science-backed climate fund

These days climate investing is hot – if you will pardon the awful pun – but the days of just raising a fund and calling it “climate focused” are well and truly over. The market is sor

How the NYT is building a modern tech stack to drive every part of its media biz

When the NYT hired a CTO, they chose someone with experience building infrastructure at big tech companies to help build a modern tech stack.

Today’s TechCrunch Live: Acquiring customers with Cube and Mayfield

Christina Ross is a CFO turned CEO, and I’m thrilled to have her and Mayfield partner Rajeev Batra on today’s TechCrunch Live. Her story is great. Prior to founding Cube, she ran finance at corpor

Twitter launches subscription service Blue in India, Indonesia and Brazil

Twitter has rolled out its subscription service, Twitter Blue, to users in India, Brazil and Indonesia, it said on Wednesday, tapping large key overseas markets where it has amassed over 100 million u

Bing’s app sees a 10x jump in downloads after Microsoft’s AI news

This week’s news about Microsoft’s plan to add ChatGPT-like capabilities to its search engine Bing has sent its companion mobile app into the App Store’s Top Charts as of Wednesday.

Sesame Labs raises $4.5M to help improve web3 marketing tools

Sesame Labs raised a $4.5 million seed round to help improve the web3 marketing experience with their platform

Warner Bros. Discovery plans to keep Discovery+ as a stand-alone streaming service in the US

Discovery+ subscribers will be able to keep their subscription plan instead of paying more for the forthcoming HBO Max/Discovery+ combined streaming service. Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) has confirmed

Dbt Labs acquires Transform, adding semantic tools to its data analytics platform

Almost exactly a year ago, dbt Labs shined a spotlight on the opportunities in the world of developer tools for data analytics when the startup closed a Series D of $222 million at a $4.2 billion valu

TikTok adds new targeting and boosting features to its Promote advertising tool

TikTok is adding new targeting and boosting features for its Promote advertising tool, the company announced on Wednesday. Promote first launched in 2021 as a way for creators to turn vertical videos

Here’s when Tesla CEO Elon Musk will finally reveal his Master Plan 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted Wednesday that he will present the long-awaited and often teased Master Plan 3 during the company’s investor day March 1. Tesla’s investor day will be held at t

Announcing the first group of speakers for TC Early Stage

TechCrunch Early Stage is the place to be for the founder who is just getting started. On April 20, we’re excited to bring our show to Boston, Massachusetts. We’re bringing together expert

Instagram expands access to Reels-focused tipping feature, Gifts

Instagram announced today it’s expanding access to a new monetization feature called Gifts to more creators across the U.S. The feature, which first began testing last year, allows fans to provi

The individual mistake that tech startups are collectively making

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single per

Former Gemini CTO launches Fierce, a high-yield finance super app

The finance super app is bringing together what founder and CEO Robert Cornish calls “the best of fintech for the customer.” 

AI is the next frontier — but for whom?

Ethics is often a separate conversation from AI building, but they should be one and the same. Bias is dangerous, especially as AI continues spreading.
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