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My cup boileth over: Now kettles have Wi-Fi too, apparently

If you’ve been swimming in the toasty waters of high-end pour-over kettles, you’ve no doubt come across Fellow, and its Stagg EKG kettle. The company uses power-pulsing technology to keep

Apollo launches GraphOS, its end-to-end supergraph platform

GraphQL company Apollo today announced the launch of GraphOS, a new end-to-end platform that is meant to help businesses build, connect and scale what the company calls “supergraphs.” For

The changing cloud landscape: From observability to optimization

Optimization is the next big thing in cloud management, because organizations will continue to look for ways to cut costs, and optimization tooling offers a clear solution.

NetWalker ransomware affiliate sentenced to 20 years in prison

A former Canadian government employee has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for his role in a ransomware scheme that netted him more than $21 million. Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, a 34-year-old fro

Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon refutes reports about his funds getting frozen

Do Kwon refuted claims that his crypto funds had been frozen after media reports said South Korean prosecutors had escalated actions against the entrepreneur whose blockchain collapsed and wiped inves

Google makes good on its $1B plan to support Africa’s digital economy, but there is a long way to go

It’s one year into Google’s five-year, $1 billion plan to boost digital services across Africa, and on the heels of its latest investment — announcing South Africa as its first clou

Google picks South Africa for its first cloud region in Africa

Tech giant Google has today announced the launch of a cloud region in South Africa, its first in the continent, playing catch-up to other top providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azu

Whistleblow while you work: This startup wants to make it easier to report corporate wrongdoings

From Edward Snowden’s government surveillance revelations through the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data harvesting scandal and Twitter’s recent security pitfalls, whistleblowers have b

Gourmey grabs $48 million to keep working on lab-grown foie gras

French startup Gourmey just raised a Series A funding round led by Earlybird Venture Capital. In total, the company banked $48 million (€48 million). The company has been working on cultivated meat,

IriusRisk lands $29M to automate threat modeling for apps

IriusRisk, a threat modeling platform, today announced that it raised $29 million in a Series B funding round led by Paladin Capital Group with participation from BrightPixel Capital, SwanLab Venture

Party Round’s rebrand is banking on founder bank accounts

Party Round wants you to know that the party isn’t over. In fact, it just rebranded, put the music just a little bit lower and finally put out some appetizers. After a certain point, don’t we

White House proposes voluntary safety and transparency rules around AI

The White House this morning unveiled what it’s colloquially calling an “AI Bill of Rights,” which aims to establish tenets around the ways AI algorithms should be deployed as well as guardrails

China officially bans fruit flavorings in e-cigarettes

China has joined a handful of countries in banning flavored vapes to combat underage use of nicotine. Starting October 1, e-cigarette companies are only allowed to sell tobacco-flavored vapes in the c

Daily Crunch: Blocking VLC player downloads violates Indian law, claims VideoLAN in legal challenge

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Just before Musk backtracked, a judge said Twitter could hunt for secret chats with whistleblower

Elon Musk may have said the deal is back on, but his legal fight with Twitter is still producing some eleventh-hour twists and turns. In a late Monday filing with the Delaware Court of Chancery, Judge

Russia debates staying on ISS past 2024 despite tensions

Russia is having internal discussions over continuing its participation in the International Space Station (ISS) beyond 2024, despite statements made earlier this summer that the country will pull out

Kickstarter CEO Everette Taylor on blockchain, inclusion, unions and the future of crowdfunding

For most CEOs, the first several weeks or months are spent learning the ropes, poring over financials and meeting shareholders. More often than not, press interviews are reserved for a later date. Eve

Tesla is now building Model 3 and Model Y vehicles without ultrasonic sensors

Tesla is removing ultrasonic sensors from Model 3 and Model Y vehicles, the next step in CEO Elon Musk’s plan to only use cameras and software to support its advanced driver assistance system an

Yeah, no, most VCs still don’t really care about your path to profitability

Despite many VCs saying they were going to focus on startups with good underlying business fundamentals, they still favor growth.

Google Japan’s outlandish keyboards might be the best running joke in tech

The TechCrunch newsroom fears only one thing: the coming of April 1. Because, I’m just going to say it, the tech industry isn’t very funny. But Google Japan’s ongoing series of ridic
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