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3 views: Meetings are bad, yo. Choose emails

Hear us out. It’s conventional wisdom that meetings are killers of productivity and morale and happy work environments. So why not write an email?

TechCrunch staff asks: What’s really the best Taylor Swift song?

Which Taylor tune is really the best? After realizing how many of us scribblers had an opinion on the matter, we decided to make our case in a public manner.

The disappearance of Bolt Mobility shows how corrosive depreciation can be for IRL startups

With the apparent demise of Bolt Mobility, the divide between technology businesses and those that are merely tech-enabled is back at the forefront of our minds.

Micromobility is fun, but perhaps that’s all it’ll ever be

What will it take for micromobility to be a suitable addition to the ideal transportation mosaic that gets everyone, regardless of disability or socioeconomic status, from point A to point B?

TechCrunch+ roundup: Zendesk rejects $17B offer, sidewalk robots, recruiting survey

The laws of physics dictate that momentum can only take you so far. Eventually, external forces like gravity, friction — or increased competition in your chosen sector —will cause things to slow d

TechCrunch+ roundup: Growth budgets, hiring tips, zero-party data Twitter Space

Are you curious about marketing with zero-party data? Join a Twitter Space with with Ben Parr, president and co-founder of Octane AI, tomorrow at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Mixpanel’s reset, smart growth, $100K referral bonuses

If you're interested in becoming a TechCrunch contributor, I'll be on Twitter Spaces on Tuesday, October 19 from 3 to 3:30 p.m Pacific to answer questions about our editorial guidelines and talk about

TechCrunch+ roundup: 3 flavors of BaaS, growth marketing fixes, NerdWallet IPO

If you're interested in submitting a post to TechCrunch, join a Twitter Spaces chat on Tuesday, October 19 to learn about what we're looking for.

TechCrunch+ roundup: VCs rate pitch decks, IPO analysis, Techstars’ expansion plans

No one’s going to tell you when your startup has reached product-market fit — there are no flashing lights, no siren, no balloons falling from the ceiling. “Especially for first-time founder

TechCrunch+ roundup: Palihapitiya on SPACs, inside Rivian’s IPO, BaaS pros talk shop

I have worked in startups for more than half of my life, and for most of that time, I was the only Black person in the room. As a result, the lack of representation in tech isn’t abstract to me. Bes

TechCrunch+ roundup: Alternative financing, Web3 adoption, India’s hot Q3 fundraising

The possibilities of Web3 are fascinating, although I will admit that the notion of public networks where everyone is presumed to be trustworthy is still a bit of a mind-bender.

TechCrunch+ roundup: Creative capital, live-shopping strategy, new name + logo

Extra Crunch is now TechCrunch+. In addition to updating our name and logo, we’re offering military, student and government membership discounts and have expanded access to new regions. Also, Ex

Extra Crunch roundup: Here’s everything you missed at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021

If that headline sounded judgmental, I apologize.

Extra Crunch roundup: DTC strategy, IPO analysis, Zoom’s future product plans

TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 is underway! Tickets are still available for the three-day virtual event, which encompasses everything from Ryan Reynolds' lessons on "fast-vertising" to Startup Battlefield.

Extra Crunch roundup: Adtech investing, Intuit buys Mailchimp, ideal customer profiles

In school, it's highly unethical to copy someone else's work and pass it off as your own. In business, however, it is expected.

Extra Crunch roundup: BNPL bonanza, scraping Toast’s S-1/A, early-stage SaaS pricing

Are founders in fundraising mode short-sighted when it comes to working with Chinese venture funds? Runa Capital’s Asia business development manager Denis Kalinin studied data from iTjuzi, a dat

Extra Crunch roundup: China’s new data privacy law, fractional farming, debt vs. equity

China’s first data privacy laws go into effect on November 1, 2021. Will your company be in compliance? Modeled after the EU’s GDPR, the new regulations “[introduce] perhaps the most stringe

Extra Crunch roundup: Options pool rules, voice tech hurdles, keeping employees engaged

Don't wait to be blindsided: Put an action plan in place to assess employee engagement. Remember, seven out of the next 10 people you see on a video call might be polishing their resumes.

Extra Crunch roundup: Cohort analysis, YC Demo Day recaps, building your supply chain

We're off on Monday, September 6 to celebrate America's Labor Day holiday, but we'll be back with new stories (and a very brief newsletter) on Tuesday morning.