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Blue Origin, Boeing and others join Sierra Space to build commercial space station

The orbital real estate rush is just getting started as Sierra Space released more details on its plans to launch a private space station, with news that Blue Origin and Boeing would be joining the te

Next week, join NASA, US Space Force for fireside chat on commercial opportunities in the new space age

The booming space industry is evolving and expanding at an unprecedented rate. It’s the most complex, costly sector, and the traditional boundaries between national security, civil and commercial sp

Google Pixel 6 Pro review

You only get so many Hail Mary passes in consumer electronics. Even among the biggest companies. Take a look a Microsoft’s long-standing mobile phone ambitions. Even a $7.2 billion acquisition of th

Apple AirPods 3 review: Blurring the line

It’s been half-a-decade since the original AirPods changed the game for Bluetooth earbuds. Mocked at launch by some for their long-stemmed design, it didn’t take long before they became virtually

Microsoft partners with Shopify to bring merchant listings to Bing, Edge and Microsoft Start

Earlier this year, Google unveiled a partnership with Shopify that gave the e-commerce platform’s more than 1.7 million merchants the ability to reach consumers through Google Search and other s

Braze set to put points on the board for New York’s startup scene in impending IPO

Braze is growing nicely at scale with modest net losses and no smokescreen-y, fake profit numbers on display.

A coding bug helped researchers build a secret BlackMatter ransomware decryption tool

New Zealand-based cybersecurity company Emsisoft has been quietly helping BlackMatter ransomware victims recover encrypted files, preventing “tens of millions of dollars” in ransom payments and p

Nigeria follows China’s footsteps in piloting digital currency

Central banks control the circulation and supply of money globally, but the phenomenal rise of cryptocurrency poses a threat to their authority, control and power. So central banks around the world ar

US retail giants pull Chinese surveillance tech from shelves

This story was reported in partnership with video surveillance news site IPVM. U.S. retail giants Home Depot and Best Buy have pulled the Chinese video surveillance technology makers Lorex and Ezviz f

Selfbook raises $25M at a $125M valuation to simplify the hotel booking experience

Selfbook, a hotel payment software startup, announced today that it has raised $25 million in a Series A round of funding led by Tiger Global Management. Valia Ventures, Fin Venture Capital, early Str

Cameo buys fan merch platform Represent

Celeb video site Cameo is making its first acquisition. The company will buy Represent, a marketing and merch company that helps celebrities and brands set up individualized online storefronts. It&#82

Facebook’s stock shrugs off bad-news deluge

After social media company Snap reported earnings last week, the value of its cohort of public companies fell sharply. Snap shed more than 20% of its value after telling investors that it expects a fa

Tesla, Hertz shares rise following order for 100,000 EVs

Car rental giant Hertz has placed an order for 100,000 Tesla vehicles to be delivered by the end of 2022 in the largest single purchase of EVs ever. The deal, which will push the car rental giant&#821

Equity Monday: PayPal punts on Pinterest as Facebook’s hell month continues

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our weekly kickoff that tracks the latest pri

Data platform Y42 raises $31M

Berlin-based low-code data platform Y42 today announced that it has raised a $31 million Series A funding round co-led by Atomico and Insight Partners. La Famiglia, which led the company’s seed

Amazon brings Alexa to hospitals and senior living centers

After already targeting verticals like hotels and apartment complexes, Amazon announced today it’s now rolling out new solutions for healthcare providers and senior living centers. The solutions

Greece’s Pop Market, another dark store grocery delivery startup, gets $3.5M

Make way for yet another “quick-commerce” player in Europe’s heavily heating on-demand grocery space: Pop Market is a Greek startup which launched last week in Athens — taking

AtomChat secures new funding to capitalize on Latin American trend of sales through messaging

A majority of people in Latin America skip shopping on the web and instead use a combination of messaging and social apps to find inspiration, ask questions and make purchases.

Apple 14-inch MacBook Pro (2021) review

The reaction among TechCrunch staff was swift and, best I can tell, universal. I don’t recall the last time I saw so many colleagues legitimately excited for one specific new feature. MagSafe is bac

Bild takes in funding to share, collaborate on hardware designs in the cloud

Bild, which came out of private beta, is streamlining the design review process so that hardware product releases can be developed faster.
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