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How to build a product advisory council for your startup

In order to design, build and maintain a product that meets changing customer demands, companies need a mechanism that provides unbiased insights from people that represent them.

Advanced driver assistance tech in cars today won’t pass IIHS’ new safety rating

Not a single advanced driver assistance system offered in today’s new vehicles would meet pending safety criteria being developed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, according to the

TikTok begins testing support for paid subscriptions

TikTok is testing support for paid subscriptions, the company confirmed to TechCrunch on Thursday. As first reported by The Information, the popular short-form video app is exploring the option for cr

Twitter Blue subscription users are first to gain access to a new NFT Profile Picture feature

Twitter today is introducing a new feature that will allow users to show off their NFTs, or non-fungible tokens — a way to certify digital assets stored on the blockchain. The company is rolling

Prophecy raises $25M for its low-code data engineering platform

Prophecy, a low-code platform for data engineering, today announced that it has raised a $25 million Series A round led by Insight Partners. Existing investors SignalFire and Berkeley Skydeck, as well

Peloton reportedly pauses bike and treadmill production amid slowed demand

To say the last few years have been a roller coaster for Peloton barely scratches the surface. Once flying high on exploding pandemic demand, the company has been confronted with what it has deemed a

2FA compromise led to $34M Crypto.com hack

Crypto.com shared new details about a recent hack on its platform last weekend in a statement on its website today, saying 483 of its users were affected and that unauthorized withdrawals of over $15

The first movie studio in space could be attached to the ISS in 2024

A film studio and sports arena could be connected to the International Space Station by December 2024. A company co-producing a Tom Cruise movie shot in space is behind the project.

New Greylock venture partner Mustafa Suleyman is looking for AI’s next best thing

Suleyman says the time has come for AI due to the ecosystem maturing and more people understand the strengths and limitations of AI and how to use it.

Google reportedly planning a new AR headset for 2024

Frankly, it would be a bigger surprise at this point if Google wasn’t baking up its own AR headset. Per a new report from The Verge, the company is said to be targeting a 2024 ship date for its its

A global clash over technology dominance is mounting

When you understand that China is engaged in a generational effort to win dominance across the technology sector – military and civilian alike – the pieces of the puzzle start to click into place.

Meta researchers build an AI that learns equally well from visual, written or spoken materials

Advances in the AI realm are constantly coming out, but they tend to be limited to a single domain: For instance, a cool new method for producing synthetic speech isn’t also a way to recognize e

Metalenz PolarEyes upgrades digital sensing with polarized light

Tech sees differently, and can fuse multiple types of data we can’t even perceive: lidar, IR, ultrasonic and so on. Metalenz, maker of highly compact “2D” cameras for advanced sensin

TechCrunch Early Stage 2022 is back LIVE in San Francisco

It’s been a long time coming folks, but TechCrunch is finally back with our first live, in-person event since, well, the Before Times. Join us on April 14 for TechCrunch Early Stage 2022, located in

Mercedes’ future vehicles will have Luminar lidar under new deal

Mercedes-Benz said Thursday it plans to use Luminar’s lidar technology in future vehicles as part of a broader deal that includes data sharing and the automaker taking a small stake in the compa

Weavit’s new app wants to be a ‘Shazam for your thoughts’

A new app called Weavit wants to be a “Shazam for your thoughts” — that is, it wants to offer people a different way to quickly capture their thoughts in a note-taking tool with the

Join the first TechCrunch Live episode to hear how Heartbeat Health raised from Kindred Ventures

Dr. Jeff Wessler co-founded Heartbeat Health in 2016 to develop better heart care, and Kanyi Maqubela helped kickstart the company by writing the company’s pre-seed check. We’re excited to

Twitter is rolling out its Communities feature to all Android users

Twitter is bringing its Communities feature to Android four months after it launched on iOS and the web. The social media giant says Android users can now engage in Communities via the Twitter app as

On a mission to be the ‘Affirm for B2B,’ Vartana secures $57M in debt, equity

While buy now, pay later startups have largely focused on the consumer, a growing group of them are now focusing on the B2B space. The premise behind that is that after all, businesses need more flexi

Changes to corporate investing rules could diminish China’s resilient venture landscape

Losing Chinese corporate venture capitalists entirely, and overnight -- which will not happen, mind -- would be sharply contractionary but not lethal.
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