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Bosch shuts down its app store for AI-powered, internet-connected cameras

In 2018, appliance conglomerate Bosch created a startup, Security and Safety Things (or “SAST” for short), whose stated mission was to develop a platform to help developers create software

A data-driven duo just raised roughly $350M to fund seed-stage startups with metrics

Nnamdi Okike and Aaron Holiday trust data over the kind of pattern matching that most VCs swear by. It’s not surprising, given their backgrounds. Before launching their venture firm, 645 Venture

FTX and Alameda’s massive investments will take a long time to unwind from crypto industry

FTX and Alameda Research had their hands in a bunch of different startups. The depth of its roster of investments wasn’t very transparent until now.

Vietnamese luxury EV-maker VinFast files to go public on Nasdaq

Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast has filed for an initial public offering in the United States, the company said Tuesday. Shares will be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker “VFS.&#822

Prisma Labs, maker of Lensa AI, says it is working to prevent accidental generation of nudes

We recently uncovered that Lensa AI can be tricked into creating NSFW images. When TechCrunch made the Prisma team aware of its findings, the company’s CEO replied with its findings. Prisma Lab&

UPDATED: It’s way too easy to trick Lensa AI into making NSFW images

Lensa has been climbing the app store hit lists with its avatar-generating AI that is making artists wave the red flag. Now there’s another reason to fly the flag: As it turns out, it’s po

As Butterfield exits stage left, it’s fair to wonder what’s happening at Salesforce

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield was the third Salesforce exec to step down in less than a week.

Apple’s first car effort might not be self-driving after all

Apple has talked a big game about its future plans to break into the automotive market. But a report from Bloomberg says that Apple has had to scale back its plans. Last year, reports indicated that A

TechCrunch+ roundup: The end of free money, how to forecast NRR, slashing SaaS spending

If you ask three different people whether we're in a recession, you could easily get three different answers.

Starting the tampon revolution with Valentina Milanova

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week the show kicks off a new season and welcomes a new co-host. In this episode, Darrell is joined by Becca Szkutak to chat w

Apple loosens grip on App Store pricing with 700 new price points, support for prices that don’t end in $.99

Apple is loosening its requirements around how developers have to price their apps as legal and regulatory pressure over its tight control of the App Store intensifies. The company announced today it&

Circle and Footprint’s aborted debuts are the final nail in the SPAC coffin

Inside the twin SPAC cancellations making news this week, there is an interesting fact: Circle and Footprint both tried to amend their pricing, but it was not enough to get their deals done.

Google Search’s new topic filters make it easier to refine results or expand searches

Google announced today that it’s making it easier for users to drill down on a search and explore related topics. Search currently has a few filters to help you refine and separate your search r

Use customer health data to grow and forecast NRR

If you’re looking for a data-driven way to build confidence in your modeling with your executive team and board, this is it.

Apple illegally interfered with union organizing in Atlanta, labor board finds

In April, an Apple Store in Atlanta became the first of the company’s American retail locations to file for a union election. Yet about a month later, the Communications Workers of America (CWA)

Rackspace blames ransomware attack for ongoing Exchange outage

Cloud computing giant Rackspace has confirmed that it has been hit by ransomware attack that has left a number of its customers without access to email. Rackspace’s hosted Microsoft Exchange service

Sellscale uses generative AI to create better marketing emails

Everyone who has email knows what a canned marketing email sounds like (and has probably deleted tons of them). For sales development representatives, automated emails are necessary to create the volu

Snapchat is testing Lenses with power-ups and upgrades that you can buy

At its annual Lens Fest event, Snap announced that it’s experimenting with a small group of AR creators and developers to build Lenses with digital goods that can be purchased with Snap Tokens. As p

Meta’s behavioral ads will finally face GDPR privacy reckoning in January

Major privacy complaints targeting the legality of Meta’s core advertising business model in Europe have finally been settled via a dispute resolution mechanism baked into the EU’s General Data Pr

Future Africa teams up with TLG Capital to set up $25M venture debt fund for portfolio companies

Lagos-headquartered venture capital firm Future Africa is teaming up with TLG Capital, a London-based open-ended credit fund, to launch a $25 million venture debt fund earmarked for portfolio companie
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