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Snapchat says it’s getting better at finding illicit drug dealers before users do

Snapchat has faced increasing criticism in recent years as the opioid crisis plays out on social media, often with tragic results. In October, an NBC investigation reported the stories of a number of

Will quantum computing remain the domain of the specialist VC?

Despite all the buzz, quantum investments are still not mainstream: there were about 90 quantum investments in 2021.

Roll is a new app letting you subscribe to paywalled creator content

Today marks the launch of the Roll app, which aims to create an easy way for creators to make an extra buck while portraying a potentially more authentic version of themselves to their fans. Already,

COVIDTests.gov is accepting orders for free rapid tests a day early

Folks in the US can now order free, at-home COVID-19 tests from a United States Postal Service website, one day earlier than expected.

Open source developers, who work for free, are discovering they have power

Most people don’t realize it, but many of the devices and apps you use every day are built on top of open source software, maintained by one or two developers that aren’t paid for their time, who

Join the first TechCrunch Live episode to hear how Heartbeat Health raised from Kindred Ventures

Dr. Jeff Wessler co-founded Heartbeat Health in 2016 to develop better heart care, and Kanyi Maqubela helped kickstart the company by writing the company’s pre-seed check. We’re excited to

Aigen’s swarm of agtech robots want to make agriculture carbon negative

Even though the only thing the robot can do right now is pull weeds, Aigen is adamant it isn’t building a weed-whacking robot. It claims to be on a mission to terraform the earth, and says it ha

Apple returns to No. 1 as global smartphone shipments grapple with supply chain concerns

Supply chain issues continue to have a major impact on smartphone manufacturers per newly released figures from analyst firm Canalys — global shipments grew only 1% year over year in the final q

Register today for DeFi and the Future of Programmable Money Summit

Yes, money makes the world go around, but touch-and-feel currency controlled by banks is so 2008. Cryptocurrency aims to be the decentralized future of finance, and that’s why we’re excited to ann

Ford and ADT team up to prevent theft from vehicles

Automaker Ford and ADT, a company that provides home and business security and alarm monitoring services, have launched a joint venture called Canopy that aims to address vulnerabilities in current ve

For investors, future of work isn’t only about HR

We talked about the future of work with former Microsoft senior executive and angel investor Eric Boustouller, who joined French multi-stage VC firm C4 Ventures last fall.

Twitter expands misinformation reporting feature to more international markets

Last August, Twitter introduced a new feature in select markets, including the U.S., that invited users to report misinformation they encountered on its platform — including things like election

Shopify and China’s JD.com team up to capture cross-border sellers

Two of the world’s largest e-commerce players are joining joined hands. Major Chinese online retailer JD.com has formed a strategic partnership with Ottawa-based Shopify to help global brands ta

US airlines warn C-Band 5G could cause ‘catastrophic disruption’

The airline industry claims a “catastrophic” event could unfold on Wednesday when AT&T and Verizon activate their new C-Band 5G networks.

Mustard looks beyond baseball as it raises another $3.75M for sensor-free sports coaching

Los Angeles-based sports training platform Mustard this week announced a $3.75 million round. Led by Lake Nona Sports & Health Tech Fund, this latest raise follows a $1.7 million round back in lat

Upward plans to open a 250,000-square-foot vertical farm in PA early next year

Brooklyn-based Upward Farms this week unveiled plans to launch a massive 250,000-square-foot vertical farm. Set for an early-2023 opening, the site will be located in Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Luz

Toyota Ventures backs seed extension into Agtonomy, turning tractors into autonomous vehicles

Using a mobile phone app, a farmer can assign a job to one of the tractors, like mowing the field.

Smart calendar tool Clockwise raises $45M to help remote teams avoid burnout using AI

Clockwise, a time management and smart calendar tool, has raised $45 million in Series C funding led by Coatue, with participation from Atlassian Ventures and existing investors Accel, Greylock Partne

Walnut snaps up fresh capital after growing 700% in four months

Rather than just sales teams using it, the company saw marketing and customer success teams adopt the technology, too.

Block’s Cash App adopts Lightning Network for free bitcoin payments

Late last year, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey stepped down from his position in order to give his full attention to his other company, Square (now called Block), which had become increasingly invested in bl
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