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Twitch’s new Guest Star mode will let anyone turn their stream into a talk show

Twitch wants to make it easier for creators to pull guests into their livestreams, talk show-style — and everybody gets to be a creator. The company is announcing Guest Star, a new feature that will

Twelve is recycling captured CO2 into fuel, sunglasses and more

As climate change continues to be a forefront issue globally, many are petitioning for change and finding unique solutions to solving this issue. Twelve, a self-proclaimed “carbon transformation com

TikTok tests a dedicated Shop feed that highlights products you can buy now

TikTok is testing a dedicated “Shop” feed tab that lets users browse and purchase products from a number of different categories, such as clothing and electronics. The company confirmed to

Instagram rolls out an account deletion option on iOS to comply with Apple’s new policy

You can now delete your Instagram directly from the mobile app. The Meta-owned social media app has now rolled out a new option that lets you opt to delete or deactivate your Instagram account on iOS

Bo Mobility’s e-scooters are built with Formula One engineering

The first wave of electric micromobility was shepherded by the (still largely unprofitable, bless them) shared micromobility companies — the Limes and Birds of the world that popularized electri

Enter our student video-pitch competition to win a TechCrunch Disrupt prize package

Student-led early-stage startup founders take note — we’ve upped the ante and expanded the TechCrunch Student Pitch Competition (powered by Blackstone LaunchPad). Our video-pitch competition is no

Google launches Advanced API Security to protect APIs from growing threats

Google today announced a preview of Advanced API Security, a new product headed to Google Cloud that’s designed to detect security threats as they relate to APIs. Built on Apigee, Google’s

Google consolidates its Chrome and Android password managers

Google today announced an update to its password manager that will finally introduce a consistent look-and-feel across the service’s Chrome and Android implementations. Users will soon see a new

How to keep your development team aligned with the company’s product vision

When you have a development team aligned with the product vision, communication becomes easier, and there is lower dependency on key stakeholders.

Formalwear-focused Queenly makes first acquisition after posting rapid early-2022 growth

Queenly, a startup building a garment marketplace aimed at dressing women for formal events, announced this morning that it has purchased Mi Padrino, a company built to serve the quinceañera market.

Gartner says Chromebooks take biggest hit as PC sales plunge

With a perfect storm of economic upheaval, war in Ukraine and supply chain difficulties, Gartner is predicting that worldwide PC sales could drop almost 10% this year. But all the woes can’t be attr

US Supreme Court says EPA can’t regulate carbon pollution under Clean Air Act

The 6-3 decision makes it increasingly likely that an act of Congress will be required to rein in planet-warming emissions.

Snowplow secures fresh cash to capture and create behavioral data

Snowplow, a platform designed to create data for AI and business intelligence applications, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B funding round led by NEA, Snowplow investors, Atlan

Relativity Space inks deal with OneWeb, reaches $1.2B in Terran R launch contracts

Relativity Space will be sending OneWeb’s second-gen broadband satellites to orbit starting in 2025 using its fully reusable 3D-printed rocket Terran R, under a new multi-launch agreement. This is t

HomeLister gives homeowners a way to list and sell their properties online, with support

Most real estate agents charge a commission — in many cases up to 6% of the sale price of a home — for listing and selling a house on behalf of a homeowner. For a home that sells for about

OP Crypto raising $100M for ‘Fund of Funds’ to back fund managers

The typical fund consists of deploying capital into certain sectors or industries, but venture capital firm OP Crypto is taking their own twist on the term. OP Crypto is raising $100 million for its n

YouTube will disable hidden subscriber counts to fight comment spam

Spam isn’t a new problem for social media, but everyone seems to agree that it’s gotten a lot worse lately. YouTube is chipping away at its own spam woes with a few feature changes designe

As the global venture capital market slows, Africa charts its own course

Experts say that most recent deals were finalized months before macroeconomic challenges hit the global VC landscape. This means there’s a lag in what’s reported as the current state of VC in Afri

Pitch your startup at TC Sessions: Robotics

One of TechCrunch’s favorite events — TC Sessions: Robotics 2022 — is coming back virtually July 21. It’s slated to be one of the best programming lineups in the robotics indus

Focal Point focuses on modernizing procurement with $3M seed investment

Focal Point founder Anders Lillevik has spent more than 25 years in procurement, where he has observed that the vast majority of business was still being conducted using spreadsheets and email. He saw
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