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Moxion nails $100M Series B to replace noxious diesel generators with silent batteries

Moxion has a deal with Sunbelt Rentals to provide battery generators for construction sites, film locations, concert venues, and more.

Hacker breaches Fast Company systems to send offensive Apple News notifications

U.S. business publication Fast Company has confirmed that a hacker breached its internal systems to send offensive push notifications to Apple News users.  In a statement, Fast Company said that a th

Ocelot, an engagement platform aimed at college students, raises $117M in its first outside funding

Higher education, at its best, aims to be less elitist and more accessible to people from all walks of life. Today, a startup called Ocelot is announcing a big round of funding to build more tools to

Apple reportedly readjusts iPhone 14 production targets after slow demand

Apple’s new iPhone 14 lineup isn’t proving to be as popular as the company would have hoped for. So it is readjusting its production targets by cutting down additional orders for the devic

Instacart plans to expand its EBT SNAP program and enable TANF payments

Instacart announced today that it will expand its EBT SNAP payments program to all Instacart retail grocery partners by 2030. The company launched EBT SNAP payments in November 2020 and has since expa

South Korean prosecutors seek to freeze bitcoin assets linked to Do Kwon, who denies moving tokens

Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), a Bitcoin reserve co-founded by Do Kwon as a confidence backstop to protect the Terra ecosystem, refuted claims that it had transferred digital tokens to other crypto exch

VRAI wants to tackle the energy crisis by bringing VR simulation training to offshore wind sector

Virtual Reality (VR) has struggled to transition too far beyond gaming circles and specific industry use-cases such as medical training, but with the burgeoning metaverse movement championed by tech h

Italy’s Satispay raises €320M at a €1B+ valuation with backing from Block, Tencent and more for its indy payment network

More signs that the economy is slowing down in Europe, and that costs are going up, are driving merchants and consumers to look for less expensive ways to carry out their everyday business. Today, a s

YC-backed fintech Numida raises $12.3M led by Serena Ventures to extend loans to MSMEs beyond Uganda

Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across Africa make up the bulk — over 90% — of businesses in the continent but are still marginalized in accessing credit from formal inst

Roundtable wants to bring AngelList-style syndicates to Europe

Meet Roundtable, a new startup backed by eFounders that wants to bring community-driven angel investments to European startups. The company has built a platform that simplifies the administrative, leg

Stockly raises another $12 million to sell out-of-stock items via other retailers

French startup Stockly is raising a $12 million Series A round (€12 million) from Eurazeo, Daphni and several business angels. The company pools together the inventory of several e-commerce websites

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto 2022

The crypto industry seemed to age several decades over the past bull run, maturing in some places while barreling ahead in ambitious new pursuits, including DeFi, NFTs and web3. And while scams contin

Daily Crunch: NASA sings ‘I don’t want to miss a thing’ as DART spacecraft strikes asteroid

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BMW’s most powerful SUV is a plug-in hybrid

BMW raised the curtain Tuesday on a high-performance plug-in hybrid SUV meant to lure buyers from the ultra-luxury segment’s Lamborghini Urus and Aston Martin DBX. The BMW XM full-size SUV is the fi

Former MoviePass execs are being sued by the SEC for lying to customers

Ahead of the official relaunch of subscription-based movie ticketing service MoviePass, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint against three of its former executives, claiming

Firehawk’s rocket engines and 3D-printed fuel hit testing milestones ahead of first launch

Although today’s rocket engines are advanced and powerful, they tend to rely on traditional — and naturally volatile — fuels. Firehawk Aerospace has a safer and more stable new solid fuel, n

China’s Nio joins the race for lithium, buys 12% of Australia’s Greenwing Resources

China’s electric vehicle upstart Nio has joined Tesla in sourcing raw materials directly from mines rather than its own battery suppliers as soaring prices of lithium, a critical component of EV

No, Tumblr is not bringing back porn

Tumblr announced a “community labels” feature this week that will make it easier for bloggers to filter out sensitive content that they may not want to see. Now users can tag posts with la

Click to install: Kopperfield’s $5M seed round seeks to speed EV charger adoption

Kopperfield hopes to make installing a charger as easy for homeowners as ordering new furniture.

Can crypto make the world a better place?

The crypto world has never shied away from making big promises, but as the industry matures and its audience widens, now’s a good time to take a step back and look at how the space is delivering
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