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TechCrunch Minute: Breaking down the Apple iPhone antitrust lawsuit from the DOJ

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Apple over allegedly monopolistic smartphone practices. The federal agency is not alone in the matter, bringing 15 states and the District of Columbia into the

TechCrunch Minute: All about Microsoft’s mega AI push after it hired Inflection AI’s co-founders

Microsoft’s latest gambit to snag much of the human talent from Inflection AI is causing waves this week. Redmond has previously invested in the company, but is now absorbing much of its staff i

TechCrunch Minute: Solana is ushering in a new round of memecoin mania

Blockchain is back and Bitcoin is hot, the Ethereum blockchain is seeing price gains, and lots of folks are stoked about ETFs. But lately, one less-mainstream blockchain is perhaps making the biggest

TechCrunch Minute: EV makers are struggling, and Fisker’s in a particularly precarious position

Fisker’s finances are back in the news after the company warned in February that it didn’t have enough cash to make it through its next year. The company said this week that it intends to

TechCrunch Minute: Why the AI world is gathering at Nvidia’s GTC 2024 event this week

Chip giant Nvidia is hosting a massive AI conference as part of its GTC event this week, which kicks off Monday. With a keynote planned from Jensen Huang, CEO and co-founder, of the company best known

TechCrunch Minute: A TikTok ban is looking more and more like impending reality

Well, that was fast. After a House subcommittee gave its assent to a bill that would force the divestment of TikTok or ban it in the United States, the House itself voted in the affirmative, albeit wi

TechCrunch Minute: Why little EVs from Rivian and Telo could thaw the EV winter

The great EV boom is fading a bit, but that’s not a concern if you take a long-enough view. Sure, Tesla expects slower growth for its car sales this year, and there are some indications that oth

TechCrunch Minute: The TikTok ban, or at least the effort to force its sale, is gaining steam

And some folks are pretty mad about it! After a House subcommittee passed a bill that would force a sale of TikTok or ban the app from American app stores, debate reignited around the internet regradi

TechCrunch Minute: Reddit’s IPO success may hinge on AI boom

The long-running dearth of IPOs could be coming to a close, partly due to Reddit’s upcoming public debut. Expected to list this month, Reddit saw its valuation soar during the pandemic. Now, the

TechCrunch Minute: Elon Musk, Sam Altman, and the rest of the billionaires are fighting over the future of AI

The scrap over who should run OpenAI and how it should be managed is still the hottest topic in tech. Most recently, former co-founder and backer Elon Musk sued the AI company best known for ChatGPT a

Watch every panel and session from Startup Battlefield Africa 2017

On October 11, TechCrunch and Facebook hosted Startup Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. The Startup Battlefield pitch-off competition featured startups from all over Africa in three categories: P

Frame.io picks up $20 million to be the Slack of video

Frame.io, the collaboration platform for the video industry, has today announced the close of a $20 million Series B funding round led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from existing investors

Meet the Crunch Wagon and follow us to Los Angeles this week

The TechCrunch video team is headed to LA. We've packed our cameras, grabbed our tripods and are heading to the City of Angels to talk to exciting startups about VR, entertainment and transportation.

Watch our short video recaps of Disrupt NY 2016

Disrupt NY 2016 has come to an end, and our video team put together three short videos that summarize each day of the event.