Activision Blizzard QA testers who work on Diablo in Albany, New York have formed the gaming giant’s second union in a unanimous 14-0 vote. Just seven months ago, QA testers at Activision Blizza
Bird CEO and president Shane Torchiana predicts a major consolidation in the industry, with two or three companies coming out on top. Bird, he said, has a chance to be one of those companies.
Opendoor co-founder Eric Wu announced today that he is stepping down from his role as CEO of the real estate technology company and that Carrie Wheeler will be taking over as chief executive. In a blo
A security flaw on the Florida Department of Revenue website exposed at least hundreds of taxpayers’ Social Security numbers and bank account numbers, a security researcher found. Kamran Mohsin
Google is shutting down Duplex on the Web, its AI-powered set of services that navigated sites to simplify the process of ordering food, purchasing movie tickets and more. According to a note on a Goo
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Google said today it is testing end-to-end encryption for RCS-based group chats on its Messages app — RCS stands for Rich Communication Services. The company noted that in the coming weeks it will b
Payment giant Stripe is going to offer a new product that makes it easier to hold cryptocurrencies without signing up to a cryptocurrency exchange. The company’s new fiat-to-crypto widget can be emb
Box launched in 2005 out of a dorm room. This week, after 17 years in business, the SaaS company reached a $1 billion run rate.
GoStudent — the Austria-based late-stage tutor marketplace that has raised $686.3 million (and attained a €3 billion valuation) to date — has acquired Germany-based Studienkreis, a traditional t
The Cuba ransomware gang extorted more than $60 million in ransom payments from victims between December 2021 and August 2022, a joint advisory from CISA and the FBI has warned. The latest advisory is
I had to see if I was in near-term employment trouble, so I ran a little test with the ChatGPT model. Here are the results.
Carousell, a Singaporean consumer-to-consumer (C2C) service platform operating across Southeast Asia, is letting go of about 110 employees, or 10% of its total headcount, in an effort to reduce costs
Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. For the last time in 2022, the whole Friday gang got together
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscriptions have become a fixture of the modern enterprise; organizations with more than 1,000 employees use over 150 SaaS apps on average, according to BetterCloud. Ful
Co-founders Pascal Kriesche and Morgan Abraham call smoodi, which came out of Harvard Innovation Labs, a “healthy smoothie store-in-a-box.”
Just four days stand between you and a deep space exploratory mission right here on planet Earth. We’re talking about TechCrunch Sessions: Space, of course, which lifts off on December 6 in Los Ange
Liquidity is your company’s lifeline. With it, you have a fighting chance of achieving your vision, but when you're out of money, you're on the course to ruin.
It’s probably not a secret to those doing a lot of focused work in the space, but when it comes to generative AI, it’s quickly becoming apparent that how a user interfaces with generative
The digital loans business in India has been the subject of a lot of controversy, not least for over-predatory and un-transparent practices, yet that’s existed alongside the rise of a handful of