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WarnerMedia’s Andy Forssell will discuss HBO Max at Disrupt 2021

In May 2020, WarnerMedia launched HBO Max into a crowded streaming landscape. In spite of early struggles, the timing couldn’t have been better. When the world was stuck at home, struggling to find

Boston Dynamics owner Hyundai deploys Spot for factory safety monitoring

Back in June, Hyundai completed a deal for controlling interest in Boston Dynamics. The Korean automotive giant no doubt has some grand plans for integrating the Massachusetts-based firm’s technolog

Former Instacart CFO Sagar Sanghvi joins Accel as its newest partner

Earlier this year, Instacart‘s chief financial officer Sagar Sanghvi departed from the on-demand grocery delivery company after nearly six years. And now he’s returning to his investing roots.

Aurora Propulsion Technologies closes €1.7M seed for spacecraft maneuvering and deorbiting tech

More spacecraft will be sent to orbit this year than ever before in human history, and the number of satellite launches is only anticipated to increase through the rest of the decade. Under these crow

Extra Crunch roundup: Adtech investing, Intuit buys Mailchimp, ideal customer profiles

In school, it's highly unethical to copy someone else's work and pass it off as your own. In business, however, it is expected.

A knock against bootstrapping

Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex were all aboard this week under the guidance of Chris and Grace, which meant we had the full team. And speaking of teams, Mary Ann is joining the Friday show on a

The value of software revenue may have finally stopped rising

Startups are raising record sums around the world, thanks to several contributing factors. But the free ride could be ending.

Google reportedly plans to add free channels to its smart TV platform

Chromecasts and other devices powered by Google TV might give users access to free, ad-supported streaming television channels in the future, according to a new report.

Defy Partners leads $3M round into sales intelligence platform Aircover

Aircover’s conversational AI software integrates with Zoom and automates parts of the sales process to lead to more effective conversations.

Ketch raises another $20M as demand grows for its privacy data control platform

Ketch's OTC enables developers to embed security and governance into a piece of data as they build software.

Since I can’t build a wall around our talent, here’s how I’m reducing turnover

To stave off the threat of talent poaching, which has long been a factor in the tech world, we’ve invested heavily in our culture and staff.

Journey Clinical raises $3M to allow psychotherapists to prescribe psychedelics

Psychedelics companies are all the rage right now. Compass Pathways is working with the magic mushroom compound psilocybin to treat depression. It’s has raised $290 million in total. Atai Life Scien

Apple and Google bow to pressure in Russia to remove Kremlin critic’s tactical voting app

Apple and Google have removed from their respective mobile app stores in Russia a tactical voting app created by the organization of jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Earlier this week Reuters rep

Ryder to build logistics network with autonomous trucking company Embark

Supply chain and fleet management solutions company Ryder is partnering with yet another autonomous trucking company. On Thursday, Ryder announced its plans to help Embark launch a nationwide network

In internal memo, Apple says it is monitoring legal challenges to Texas abortion law

In a message posted on an internal employee message board today, Apple said that it was monitoring the legal challenges to what it refers to as the “uniquely restrictive abortion law” that

GM extends Chevy Bolt EV production shutdown through mid-October

General Motors is extending the shutdown of its Orion Assembly Plant until at least mid-October as a result of a battery pack shortage related to the recently announced Chevy Bolt EV and EUV safety re

Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company’s secre

Rivian announces membership plan with complementary charging and LTE connectivity

With R1T trucks rolling off the assembly line at its factory in Normal, Illinois, Rivian continues to prepare for the official debut of its first EVs later this month. On Thursday, the automaker intro

Reid Hoffman is returning to Disrupt

You’ve probably learned from Reid Hoffman before, either through his inventions, investments or inspirational words. The entrepreneur is the co-founder of LinkedIn, a partner at Greylock and the

Daily Crunch: Lucid Air puts Tesla in rearview mirror by earning 520-mile EPA range rating

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