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Endel’s generative soundscapes show up in Sony’s new headphones

The other day, Brian reported on Sony’s new LinkBuds headphones, including its partnership with “what if Brian Eno was a piece of computer software” app Endel. The company uses reall

Luminar’s Austin Russell: ‘We probably shouldn’t have existed’ but lidar will drive next-gen safety anyway

At TC Sessions: Mobility, Luminar founder and CEO Austin Russell admitted that his now successful company was founded in hubris, but that a skeptical eye during peak lidar hype helped them focus on re

As Klarna looks to raise more capital, is it cutting its valuation enough?

No one likes a down round. They are dilutive, messy and demoralizing. But they are also miles better than not raising money and dying, so companies raise them when required.

Coca-Cola’s attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing

I don’t cover post-IPO companies a lot, and Coca-Cola is def on the list of ones I can generally ignore. But when the company sends out a hand-wringing press release about how awesome they are f

Terra creator Do Kwon faces prosecution in South Korea

Do Kwon, the creator of the stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) and its sister token Luna, is facing legal prosecution in South Korea over the collapse of the two coins that wiped out billions of dollars from i

Galley Solutions turns kitchen chaos into recipe for streamlined operations

The company’s technology is a kitchen productivity tool that focuses on core recipe data, and the purchasing and inventory aspects stem from that.

How to earn a shot at $100,000 in equity-free funding at TechCrunch Disrupt

Most folks enjoy a good how-to — they’re useful, and they can make life a little easier. This is not a good how-to. This one’s a life-changer. Just imagine what $100,000 of equity-free funding c

Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates

The Russia-linked ransomware gang demanded $20 million in ransom — and the overthrow of Costa Rica's elected government. Where does that leave smaller, equally vulnerable nation states?

Look what’s happening online today at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022

Welcome to Online Day at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022! Opportunity knocks just as loud online as it does IRL, but this knock can be heard around the world. You’ll find everything listed in the event a

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Luna Foundation Guard adviser says Do Kwon hasn’t reached out since UST crash

“The truth is, I found my information [about this situation] on Twitter like everyone else,” Luna Foundation Guard adviser Jonathan Caras said.

COVID was the best thing for Kitty, as insurance apps for pets boom

Technology turned out to be a boon for pets during the pandemic. Without ready access to vets, pet owners turned to mobile apps to keep track of their pet’s health, often via educational content

Leanplum acquired by CleverTap as retention marketing platforms consolidate

CleverTap, a retention marketing platform which has raised $76.6 million to date, is to fully acquire Bulgarian-originated but San Francisco-based Leanplum, a customer engagement platform which has ra

Daily Crunch: ‘Things don’t look good’: Y Combinator sends founders a 10-point survival strategy

Thursday May 19, 2022, and it’s the last day of our in-person Mobility event. Tomorrow we take the journey to the mean streets of the world wide web, and you can still join us virtually! — Haje an

Swyft Cities is the winner of the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022 pitch-off!

TechCrunch is excited to announce Swyft Cities won the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022 pitch-off and is fast-tracked into the Battlefield 200 at TechCrunch Disrupt in October. Beyond Aero is runner

AI’s role is poised to change monumentally in 2022 and beyond

We are in the early days of what it's going to look like when we're supported by ambient computing tools all the time.

God of War: Ragnarök sets a strong example for next-gen gaming accessibility options

Sony and Microsoft have been rivals in gaming for decades, but one positive aspect that has come out of that recently is a renewed focus on accessibility that has seen both companies pushing the bound

Arrival unveils prototype of dedicated ride-hail vehicle at TC Sessions: Mobility

Arrival, the U.K.-founded commercial electric vehicle company, unveiled the first prototype of its purpose-built electric vehicle for ride-hailing on the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility stage on Thursda

A round, acquisition and revenue later, Bravado’s sales network wants you to know it’s #growing

Sahil Mansuri, a sales guy, doesn’t want his industry to be defined by sales guys. The founder began Bravado in 2017 to see what happens when you bring together sales professionals into an online co

Snapchat’s parental control features spotted in development

Snapchat is preparing to introduce a new parental control feature dubbed “Family Center,” which will allow parents to see who their teen is friends with on the app as well as who they&#821
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