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Downsized? Get a free Expo Pass to TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

In what could be the understatement of the year, 2023 has not been kind to tech workers. Tens of thousands have been laid off, and while we can’t do much to change that reality, there is something w

Sequoia does to itself what the Biden administration wants to do with Google

Mary Ann and Alex are back, and once again this week they tapped the TechCrunch roster for expert input. This week the Equity crew were thrilled to welcome Jacquie back to the show! All the cool kid

Putting the ‘Pro’ in Apple Vision Pro and other TC news

At WWDC this week, Apple revealed its new Vision Pro headset, a platform it described as the advent of spatial computing. The company clearly put a lot of work into building Vision Pro and visionOS, t

Disney’s Hotstar to offer free mobile cricket streaming in India to take on Reliance’s JioCinema

Disney’s Hotstar will offer free streaming of cricket tournaments to mobile users in India, following Reliance’s JioCinema comparable approach that helped it attract millions of viewers. O

Nocnoc opens door to quicker setup of cross-border e-commerce in Latin America

Online merchants upload their product catalog to nocnoc’s platform and can start selling instantly on some of Latin America's top marketplaces.

Apple’s Vision Pro reignites excitement in China’s XR world

Apple’s launch of Vision Pro, what it refers to as its first spatial computer, is generating a lot of buzz in China. The hashtag #Apple Vision Pro 苹果首款头显 (Apple’s first head-mo

Runway’s Gen-2 shows the limitations of today’s text-to-video tech

In a recent panel interview with Collider, Joe Russo, the director of tentpole Marvel films like “Avengers: Endgame,” predicted that within two years, AI will be able to create a fully fle

Barracuda urges customers to remove and replace vulnerable hardware exploited by hackers

Barracuda Networks has told customers they must replace vulnerable email gateway appliances following the disclosure of a critical security flaw. The technology company, which provides security, netwo

Another huge US medical data breach confirmed after Fortra mass-hack

Hackers stole another half a million people’s personal and health information during a ransomware attack on a technology vendor earlier this year. Intellihartx, a Tennessee-based company that ha

Meta to appeal court ruling declaring content moderators as its employees

Meta is set to appeal Kenya’s court decision declaring it as the primary employer of the moderators that review content on its platforms in sub-Saharan Africa. Meta has filed a notice of appeal agai

Spotify is officially testing an offline mix

Music streaming company Spotify is finally and officially testing a playlist that automatically downloads some of your recent favorites. It comes a couple of years after starting working on such a fea

Shell Recharge security lapse exposed EV drivers’ data

Oil giant Shell said it is investigating after a security researcher found an exposed internal database spilling the personal information of drivers who use the company’s electric vehicle chargi

Peakview, a US LP once solely backed by a Chinese firm, further diversifies its investor base

In the aftermath of Sequoia Capital’s big reveal earlier this week that its China- and India-based affiliates are spinning off into independent entities, we reached out yesterday to someone who

Cultured meat startup Higher Steaks nabs $30M and rebrands as Uncommon

U.K.-based cultivated meat startup Higher Steaks has raised $30 million in a Series A round of funding and revealed that it’s changing its name to Uncommon. Founded out of Cambridge in 2017, Unc

How curbside pickup caused Wing to rethink its approach to drone delivery

In many ways, drone delivery still feels very pie in the sky in terms of scalable e-commerce. In smaller, controlled pockets, however, the concept is going swimmingly. Among the spots is a small Googl

How well are SaaS, e-commerce, fintech and health tech startups doing in 2023?

If you can successfully navigate the tough times ahead, you’ll be in an advantageous position when investment increases again.

Carvana nirvana? Shorted stock surges 56% as company predicts record profits

On Thursday, online car retailer Carvana announced an especially rosy outlook (i.e., forecasted record profits) for the second quarter of 2023, and investors responded by driving the company’s s

GM follows Ford’s lead and adopts Tesla chargers

General Motors will integrate Tesla’s electric vehicle charging standard in its future EVs, CEO Mary Barra said Thursday during a Twitter Spaces with Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The agreement between t

‘The Witcher’ Season 3 drops full trailer

The full trailer for “The Witcher” season 3 was released on Thursday, giving viewers a taste of what to expect in the next installment of the hit Netflix series. In the new trailer, Geralt continu

Firefly buys Spaceflight Inc. to boost on-orbit services

Firefly Aerospace has acquired launch and in-space transportation service provider Spaceflight Inc. in a bid to expand its on-orbit capabilities for customers. Firefly did not disclose the terms of th
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