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Parker Conrad — Silicon Valley’s comeback kid — talks rebuilding at Disrupt

If you love a great comeback story, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more dramatic one than Parker Conrad, the former CEO of Zenefits. A legendary Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur, Conrad took Zen

YouTube Shorts adds narration voiceovers, a popular TikTok feature

YouTube Shorts continues to compete with TikTok by adding loads of new features that are popular on the other app. Today, the Google-owned platform is rolling out a narration voiceover feature on iOS,

Cardano founder claims Ethereum community in for a ‘rough time’ following the Merge

Cardano CEO Charles Hoskinson is among the Merge critics, saying he didn’t expect Ethereum’s design of Proof-of-Stake (PoS) to be 'as rough as it is.'

Netflix launches game handles for users of its iOS and Android mobile games

Netflix announced today it’s introducing a new feature to its games service that will allow its members to create game handles when they’re playing its exclusive titles. TechCrunch had pre

FCC solicits feedback from the public on rules to stop robotexts

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today proposed new rules to fight back against so-called “robotext” campaigns — the barrages of scam texts sent by malicious actors a

Netflix shares trailer for Spotify series ‘The Playlist’

Netflix released the official trailer for “The Playlist” today, an upcoming limited series that loosely tells the story of how Spotify was created. The six-episode show will premiere on October 13

TechCrunch+ roundup: Dot-com crash lessons, reducing CAC, product-led sales

Many founders have been encouraged to believe that smooth storytelling and good social skills are enough to convince investors that things are moving according to plan. They are mistaken.

Cloudflare takes aim at AWS with promise of $1.25 billion to startups that use its own platform

Cloudflare, the security, performance and reliability company that went public three years ago, said this morning that it will help connect startups that use its serverless computing platform to dozen

Is Silicon Valley really losing its crown?

You can argue the point of Silicon Valley's purported centrality to the globally dominant United States startup market either way.

A new Instagram test removes shopping tab from the home screen

Meta is making it harder to find the Shop tab on Instagram with its latest test. In the new test, the Shop tab has been removed from the app’s Home Screen and is instead hidden underneath Settin

Alchemist Accelerator announces new leadership alongside its latest class of companies

Alchemist Accelerator, the enterprise-focused startup incubator, is hosting a demo day today for its 31st batch of companies. For many of these companies, it’s the first time they’ve shown

Meta reports takedowns of influence ops targeting US midterms, Ukraine war

Another bit of self-reporting from Meta today vis-a-vis internal efforts to identify and shut down political disinformation networks operating on its social platforms (aka “coordinated, inauthen

Fed’s Powell calls for DeFi regulation following ‘significant structural issues’

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell ramped up his criticism of decentralized finance on Tuesday, saying the monetary policy normalization worldwide has “revealed significant structural issues&#82

Calendly, the $3B+ scheduling startup, acquires Prelude to drive into the recruitment sector

Calendly, the scheduling startup that landed with a splash last year when it raised a huge round out of nowhere at a $3 billion+ valuation, has made a name for itself for tools that are used by more t

Microsoft’s M12 led $20M investment in web3 platform Space and Time

Space and Time, a decentralized data platform, has raised $20 million in strategic funding to help businesses grow through smart contract technology. “Our mission is to make smart contracts smarter

Got laid off? Grab a Free Expo Pass to TechCrunch Disrupt

Downsizing, layoffs, reducing redundancy — to paraphrase the Bard, this “rose” by any other name simply stinks. If you fall into this category, take heart — when one door closes, another door

What can the 2000 dot-com crash teach us about the 2022 tech downturn?

“When you no longer believe, if you're not buying what you're selling anymore, then it is time to stop," said M13 Partner Anna Barber.

WhatsApp fixes ‘critical’ security bug that put Android phone data at risk

WhatsApp has published details of a “critical”-rated security vulnerability affecting its Android app that could allow attackers to remotely plant malware on a victim’s smartphone during

Iliad launches its own payments processing platform Stancer

Iliad, the telecom company owned by French billionaire and startup investor Xavier Niel, is launching a payment subsidiary called Stancer. The team has focused on one thing in particular — lowering

Arthur.ai machine learning monitoring gathers steam with $42M investment

It’s widely understood that after machine learning models are deployed in production, the accuracy of the results can deteriorate over time. Arthur.ai launched in 2019 with the goal of helping compa
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