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70% of HBO Max subs have moved over to rebranded Max service

In the first week of Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) launching Max (formerly HBO Max), 70% of existing HBO Max subscribers transitioned to the new streaming service, which bundles Discovery+ content. Max

TechCrunch+ roundup: 10 questions to ask a VC, AI and antitrust, Japan investor survey

Founders need to know whether the people they're getting into business with understand how to operate during a downturn.

Microsoft to pay $20M settlement for illegally collecting children’s personal data

Microsoft will pay $20 million to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission accusing the tech giant of illegally collecting the personal information of children without their parents&#821

Apple redesigns its Shortcuts app in iOS 17 to be easier to use

Apple is making its Shortcuts app simpler to use with iOS 17. The app, which allows power users to create automations for their favorite apps, will receive an updated user interface, making it easier

SEC Chair Gensler lambasts crypto industry after agency charges Binance, Coinbase

The SEC filed separate lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase this week and the agency's Chair Gary Gensler shared his thoughts on the charges.

Life insurance startup Getlife becomes Life5 and raises $10.7M

Spanish startup Life5 has raised its third funding round and has been growing nicely since my previous post. The company also has a new name — it used to be called Getlife. In addition to its home c

Curing physician burnout with Eli Ben-Joseph from Regard

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week Becca and Dom are joined by Eli Ben-Joseph, the co-founder and CEO of Regard, a startup that uses AI to streamline the cl

Announcing the final agenda for the Builders Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt, our flagship startup event, returns to San Francisco on September 19–21, and you can bet TechCrunch+ will be in the house. It’s going to be the biggest and best Disrupt we&

Yes, interactive widgets are coming to iPhone, too, in iOS 17

Apple is giving its widgets platform an upgrade with its latest software releases. In addition to now becoming available on Apple Watch and Mac, widgets on iPhone and iPad will also become interactive

LlamaIndex adds private data to large language models

Last fall, after playing around with OpenAI’s GPT-3 text-generating AI model — the predecessor to GPT-4 — former Uber research scientist Jerry Liu discovered what he describes as &#8

Linda Yaccarino is officially on the job as Twitter CEO

Incoming Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino started her new gig on Monday, according to a tweet. “It happened — first day in the books!” she wrote. “Stay tuned…” Twitter owner Elo

Apple Podcasts to get refreshed ‘Now Playing’ interface, new search filters and more with iOS 17

Apple has announced that Apple Podcasts is getting a few new notable features with the launch of iOS 17 this fall. The feature drop includes an updated Now Playing interface and Queue, episode art, se

Acura’s first EV will feature Google apps for navigation and voice control

The all-new Acura ZDX EV will be the company’s first auto to feature built-in Google apps. This includes Google Assistant, Google Maps and more through the Google Play store. Let’s be clea

North Korean hackers impersonated journalists to gather intel from academics and think tanks

Security researchers have warned that North Korean government-backed hackers are impersonating journalists to gather strategic intelligence to help guide the country’s decision making. SentinelL

Wisconsin has quietly become a hotbed of fusion power startups. Will it last?

In the last few years, the state has become a hotbed of fusion startups. But it faces myriad challenges that could knock it from its pedestal.

After Binance, US SEC sues Coinbase for securities laws violations

The suit comes just one day after the SEC sued Binance, the largest crypto exchange in the world by volume, also over securities matters.

Apple WWDC 2023: Everything announced from the Apple Vision Pro to iOS 17, MacBook Air and more

Sit back and relax while the team runs down all of the biggest news in an easy-to-skim digest.

Binder maker For Them is launching community for queer and trans folks

Meeting the needs, practical and emotional, of the queer, trans and nonbinary community is both sensitive and pressing. This is something that For Them, a genderqueer wellness company founded by Kylo

Here are the iOS 17 features Apple didn’t announce onstage

Apple’s Vision Pro headset dominated the headlines at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event on Monday. But Apple is also going to launch a major update to iOS later this year. The upc

Eric Schmidt backs Keeta, a startup working to make cross-border payments ‘as easy as Venmo’

The core technology is a proprietary ledger capable of processing more than 50 million transactions per second and a network of interconnected real-time payment rails.
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