Darrell Etherington

Darrell Etherington

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Darrell Etherington is a News Editor at TechCrunch. He’s spent most of his career at TC, with a couple of breaks to gain experience in industry-leading technology companies including Apple and Shopify.

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Elon Musk says Starship should be ready for first orbital launch next month, ‘pending regulatory approval’

SpaceX’s Starship rocket is still in development in southeast Texas, with major progress being made on key elements like the launch tower construction, and installation of the vacuum-rated Rapto

Find out what it takes to make smart early bets in the space industry at TC Sessions: Space 2021

The space industry is bustling with commercial and private industry activity, and new startups are entering the fray all the time. But which are the ones to back, and how can you tell? There’s n

Nanoracks, Lockheed Martin and Voyager Space plan to launch crewed commercial space station by 2027

NASA has been encouraging private industry to replace the aging ISS with a commercial successor for quite a while now, and while Axiom Space has already expressed its intent to do so eventually, a new

Rocket Lab acquires spaceflight software and mission simulation company ASI for $40M+

Rocket Lab is acquiring a Colorado-based space software company called Advanced Solutions, Inc. (ASI) for $40 million, with as much as $5.5 million in additional performance-based earnouts also availa

Finding product-market fit, from the earliest stages through growth

Three VCs shared their perspectives on what makes for good product-market fit, how to spot it and how to use it to your best advantage for both your business' growth and for raising capital.

William Shatner to fly on Blue Origin’s next human spaceflight on October 12

Blue Origin’s next passenger list will include TV and film space exploration veteran William Shatner, along with Blue Origin’s own Audrey Powers, who serves as the company’s vice pre

Alphabet gives some Loon patents to SoftBank, open sources flight data and makes patent non-assertion pledge

Alphabet’s Loon was a stratospheric moonshot that saw the company fly high-altitude balloons to provide cellular network coverage to target areas. The project broke a lot of new ground — i

New study shows Apple Watch can detect heart arrhythmias other than atrial fibrillation

Continuing research by Stanford and Apple from the 2017 Apple Heart Study, which managed to enroll more than 400,000 participants and became one of the largest studies of its kind ever performed, has

Amazon reveals Halo Fitness and Halo Nutrition programs for Halo subscribers

Amazon is introducing two new services tied to user health and fitness, and its Halo personal health devices. They include Halo Fitness, a new service for interactive home video workouts that looks a

Ring debuts ‘Virtual Security Guard,’ new Pro alarm system and smarter motion alerts including package delivery

Ring is just one part of Amazon’s annual devices and services event this year, but they’re bringing a lot of updates, including a new Pro Alarm suite that includes refreshed hardware and i

Ring’s home security drone is now available in the US via invite only

Last year, Ring announced a futuristic (slightly dystopian?) take on in-home security with its Always Home Cam, a drone equipped with sensors and a camera that can navigate the interior of your home a

DCVC partner and Planet Labs co-founder Chris Boshuizen bound for space on Blue Origin’s second human flight

Blue Origin’s second human spaceflight will have a space industry veteran and sector-focused investor on board when it takes off: Dr. Chris Boshuizen, co-founder of Planet Labs and current partn

D-ID launches ‘Speaking Portrait,’ a way to turn photos into custom, photo-realistic videos

The company whose tech powered the sensational MyHeritage app that turned classic family photos into lifelike moving portraits is back with a new implementation of its technology: Transforming still p

Can the path to equitable healthcare avoid insurers?

There are few challenges messier and more fraught than the U.S. healthcare system, but a growing number of startups are looking at ways to address shortcomings in standards of care through tech.

Coinbase to propose a federal regulatory framework for crypto to US officials within the next month

Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase wants to help guide any emerging regulation on exchanges like itself, for obvious reasons, and in an interview with TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief Matthew Panzarin

For BioNTech, the COVID-19 vaccine was simply the opening act

Ultimately, BioNTech's mission is to make treatments that are optimized not only to specific patient needs, but also to time and place.

GoPro debuts the HERO10 Black action camera

GoPro today announced a new flagship action camera for its lineup, the HERO10 Black. The main update for the camera is a brand new processor inside, called the GP2, which enables big improvements to i

SpaceX launches its first batch of Starlink satellites aimed at new coverage areas from California

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket carrying 51 of its Starlink satellites from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday night at 8:55 PM PDT (11:55 PM EDT). This was the first launch for the S

Firefly launches its first rocket, but loses the launch craft in midflight explosion

Firefly launched its first rocket from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, and on board it carried a number of payloads with an intended destination of low-Earth orbit. The rocket took off as p

Max Q: Astra’s launch goes sideways

Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox. We had a few launches this week, including SpaceX’s first one after one
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