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CISA, NSA say BlackMatter ransomware group is targeting the US food industry

A joint advisory issued by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the National Security Agency (NSA) has warned that the BlackMatter

Check out the outstanding speakers joining us on TechCrunch Live in November

TechCrunch Live (formerly Extra Crunch Live) has been incredibly educational over the past few months. We’ve learned how Rec Room’s pitch landed investment from Sequoia, how Wheel crafted

How startups are turning data into software gold

Storing great pools of data is an increasingly figured-out challenge. Between public clouds, and data lakes more specifically, you can stick oceans of corporate data in any number of places. But lever

Vertical Oceans aims to grow sustainable shrimp in huge ‘aqua towers’ inside cities

John Diener, the CEO of an aquaculture nutrition and genetics company, would visit hundreds of shrimp farms as part of his job. But gradually he became frustrated by some of the environmentally unsust

Facebook Portal Go review

Since its earliest days, the Portal line has been plagued by one major question: why? Not so much why did Facebook make it (for that I give you the following: $$$), but rather, why should people be in

Pilot’s Jessica McKellar and Index’s Mark Goldberg will outline how to become a unicorn on TechCrunch Live

Pilot, a unicorn fintech company looking to bring bookkeeping into the 21st century, has raised more than $160 million in funding from investors that include Stripe, Sequoia, Index and more. On an upc

The Automattic TC-1

Sixteen years in and now valued at $7.5 billion, Automattic has found a multitude of strides, even as it strives to own ever more of the media market.

How doing everything wrong turned Automattic into a multibillion dollar media powerhouse

Nothing has been automatic about the success of Automattic. Today, for those who haven’t been paying attention, the company looks a bit like an overnight success story.

There’s nothing Automattic about balancing commercial growth with an open source developer community

The tech industry has made a full 180-degree turn with regard to open source in the 16 years since Matt Mullenweg founded Automattic, the commercial backer of open source CMS, WordPress.

Can social and e-commerce transform the future of the open web?

WooCommerce began life as WooThemes, a small design firm that didn’t look very different from the many others that created WordPress themes.

The future of remote work is text

It’s impossible to talk about Automattic without talking about remote work. The company is a role model and innovator in this area: It has been entirely remote since 2005, and at 1,700 employees, it

China’s changing regulatory environment isn’t stopping a venture capital frenzy

We’re digging into the data about Q3 2021 venture capital flowing into Chinese startups, with some help from TechBuzzChina’s Chinese technology analyst and angel investor, Rui Ma.

BluePallet raises $5M to take its chemical industry marketplace global

BluePallet, an online marketplace connecting manufacturers with the chemical industry, announced today that it has raised $5 million in a funding round led by Vinmar Ventures, a subsidiary of petroche

Instagram is adding ‘Collabs,’ new music features for Reels, desktop posting and more

Instagram today announced a number of new features that will roll out this week across both the Instagram Feed and its TikTok competitor, Reels. The creator-focused additions will allow users to colla

Senate budget committee tells NASA to select two developers for lunar lander program

The Human Landing System saga is far from over. Senators on Monday released a draft version of the appropriation bill that governs NASA’s budget for fiscal year 2022, directing the agency to select

Facebook scales back its crypto ambitions once again

Facebook is launching a small pilot of its cryptocurrency wallet named Novi. A limited number of people in the U.S. and Guatemala can sign up to Novi and start using it. Facebook is a founding member

Amazon Music Unlimited users can now stream spatial audio on any pair of headphones

Amazon announced that starting today, Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can stream spatial audio with their current headphones on its Android and iOS apps. The company currently supports two forms of

Electric, the IT platform for SMBs, raises $90 million Series D

Electric, makers of IT infrastructure software for SMBs, has been on a tear lately. The company announced the close of a $90 million Series D financing round today. GGV, an existing investor, led the

Apple’s voice only Music subscription could boost Siri’s accent understanding

Apple had a slew of interesting announcements at its event on Monday. But one that stood out to me — and I feel didn’t get as much attention — is the new pricing tier of Apple Music. A n

Getting started with building an audience in the creator economy

How can you anticipate the content people want before they want it? How do you figure out where your audience lives online and what they like? What is a creator, after all?
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