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Sony confirms its new PlayStation Plus tiers will launch on June 13, reveals list of games

Sony announced today that its revamped PlayStation Plus gaming subscription tires will launch in the United States on June 13th. The new PlayStation Plus tiers offer a similar to Microsoft’s Xbo

Flexxbotics puts work-cell manufacturing on cloud nine

In manufacturing — and especially in the space of contract manufacturing, where production lines are reconfigured to suit the product that’s being built — we’ve seen a prevaili

Google faces fresh class action-style suit in UK over DeepMind NHS patient data scandal

Google is facing a new class-action style lawsuit in the UK in relation to a health data scandal that broke back in 2016, when it emerged that its AI division, DeepMind, had been passed data on more t

Apple TV+’s ‘For All Mankind’ season three trailer drops, teasing a space race to Mars

Apple TV+ released the trailer for season three of “For All Mankind,” which returns to the service on Friday, June 10, featuring ten weekly episodes. By altering historical events, the dra

Yes! More tickets released for TechCrunch’s Annual Summer Party next month

Get ready for summer in the city, TechCrunch style. We just released a second round of tickets to our Annual Summer Party happening this June. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, tickets to

Keelvar raises $24M to automate procurement in the supply chain

Keelvar closed a $24 million Series B funding round led by 83North with participation from Elephant, Mosaic, and Paua.

Dusty’s construction robots raise another $45M

Another sizeable funding round for Dusty Robotics this month. The Bay Area firm announced a $45 million Series B. The round, led by Scale Venture Partners, is a quick follow-up to last June’s $16.5

Three PayPal Ventures alums strike out with their own $158M fund

A trio of PayPal Ventures alumni has raised $158 million for Infinity Ventures, a new early-stage venture firm dedicated to investing in fintech startups globally.

How quickly are startup layoffs accelerating?

Startup layoffs are back, and the damage is starting to add up.

Trump’s deal with Truth Social makes returning to Twitter complicated

These questions haunt us: Will Elon Musk’s bid to buy Twitter actually go through? If so, will former President Donald Trump be allowed back on the platform? According to a new filing with the U

Here’s how you can be a speaker at TechCrunch Disrupt

We’ve barely crossed into spring here in the Northern Hemisphere, but we’re already stoked about autumn or, more specifically, TechCrunch Disrupt. Our annual flagship startup-a-thon returns live a

The Station: VW resurrects Scout as an EV brand and mobility SPACs have a helluva week

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Howdy readers! Welcome to The Station

Spotify is testing a new profile feature that lets select artists promote their NFTs

Spotify is testing a new feature that allows artists to promote their NFTs on their profiles, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Monday. The company says the new option is available for a “v

Everything Uber announced at its global product event

Uber revealed a host of new platforms and features during its global product event, Go Get 2022, on Monday. The new products span Uber’s ride-hail and delivery services, and aim to increase ride

Flink, the German instant grocery upstart, snaps up France’s Cajoo for ~$93M, takes fresh Carrefour funding, sources say at $5B valuation

Instant grocery startups sprang up and grew like weeds during COVID-19, fueled by consumers opting to practice social distancing and ready to order their food and sundries at the tap of an app, and VC

Cloud Foundry Foundation launches Korifi to simplify the Kubernetes developer experience

The Cloud Foundry Foundation today announced the launch of Korifi, a new developer experience that will offer a Cloud Foundry-compatible application platform on top of Kubernetes. Since its initial re

Netflix subscribers may be getting a livestreaming option for unscripted shows and stand-up specials

Netflix reportedly has plans to roll out livestreaming — a capability that could bring an entirely new value for the streamer as it experiences a major slump in subscriber growth. This is in the

Apple Podcasts gains storage clean-up tools, support for annual subscriptions and a new distribution system

As the battle for podcaster talent and distribution heats up among providers, Apple this morning announced the launch of several new features for its Apple Podcasts service, arriving alongside the lat

Microsoft is turning Ally.io acquisition into Viva Goals module

Every company needs to track goals, often referred to as objectives and key results, or OKRs for short. Traditionally, those have been tracked manually in a spreadsheet, but over recent years many sta

Blockchain’s youngest billionaire roasts world’s biggest cryptocurrency

Thirty-year-old crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried took aim at Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency, saying it has no future as a payments network in an interview with Financial Times t
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