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Remote working means this startup can use brains in emerging markets to disrupt management consultants

The global management consulting industry is worth billions of dollars, but to this day it’s been tough to disrupt with technology. Traditional consulting firms provide high-quality services, but th

Slim.AI helps developers optimize and secure their containers

Slim.AI, a startup specializing in software supply chain security that helps businesses optimize and secure their software containers, today announced the launch of its automated container hardening f

Apple opens its first retail store in India but customer challenges persist

Apple chief executive Tim Cook opened the first Apple store in India on Tuesday in a significant milestone for the iPhone maker roughly 25 years after entering the South Asian market. During his India

US lidar maker Luminar wants to light up China’s smart vehicles

Luminar, the Nasdaq-listed lidar maker from Florida, is making a push into China as the world’s largest auto market races to put automated and autonomous driving vehicles on the road. By 2028, m

Daily Crunch: Sideloaded apps coming soon to an iPhone near you in iOS 17, says report

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Max Q: Starship. That’s the headline.

In this issue of Max Q: Starship; So long, Terran 1; Three brothers want to harvest water from the moon for propellant; News from Stoke Space and more

BMW, Rivian, Hyundai, Volvo lose access to EV tax credit

The United States Treasury updated its list of electric vehicles eligible for a $7,500 EV tax credit per its new rules for battery sourcing, and BMW, Nissan, Rivian, Hyundai, Volvo and Volkswagen are

Twitter to label tweets that get downranked for violating its hate speech policy

Twitter announced today a new policy that it claims will offer more transparency around which hateful tweets on its platform have been subject to enforcement action. Typically, when tweets violate Twi

So you want funding for your NFT project?

The NFT market may be down from its 2021 peak, but founders, builders and collectors alike are still flooding into the space. And many are looking for fresh capital. Despite NFTs being a part of the w

Hackers publish sensitive employee data stolen during CommScope ransomware attack

Hackers published a trove of data stolen from U.S. network infrastructure giant CommScope, including thousands of employees’ Social Security numbers and bank account details. The North Carolina–ba

Was I an AI all along?

Over the weekend, we started a cult. It was one of those things that happen when you decide to stop drinking for a few weeks. It’s an avocado-oriented octopus cult called Octo-guacamolians. But

Orbit Fab closes $28.5M Series A for on-orbit refueling capabilities

Orbit Fab, a company that wants to build a network of refueling stations in orbit, closed a $28.5 million Series A to launch more fuel delivery and infrastructure missions. The Colorado-based startup

Superchat’s new AI chatbot lets you message historical and fictional characters via ChatGPT

The company behind the popular iPhone customization app Brass, sticker maker StickerHub and others is out today with a new AI chat app called Superchat, which allows iOS users to chat with virtual cha

A new Drake x The Weeknd track just blew up — but it’s an AI fake

A song featuring the voices of Drake and The Weeknd called “Heart on My Sleeve” has amassed over 250,000 Spotify streams and 10 million views on TikTok. But the two renowned musicians had nothing

‘Amex-meets-SecretNYC for Gen-Z’ startup raises $15.4M equity round to expand globally

A U.K. credit card rewards startup aimed at millennials and Gen Z consumers has stumbled upon a combined business model that has now secured it £12.5 million ($15.4 million in an equity round from in

YouTube TV nabs its first Technical Emmy win for ‘Views’ feature

YouTube TV just won its first Technical Emmy award for its “Views” suite of features, which lets users access sports highlights, key plays, player stats and game scores. At the 74th annual Technol

As the SEC charges Bittrex, there’s little evidence that it’s relaxing its regulatory posture

The SEC's actions have yet to shake the crypto markets in any material sense.

Hydration brand Cure mixes new funding into its growth plans

The functional beverage market is indeed "exploding:" Cure continues to have about 60% penetration in e-commerce, and outpaced first-quarter 2022 growth by 121%.

Decentralized finance may be the answer to banking’s payment rails problem

Current payment rails, particularly in the U.S., are decades old. In recent years, fintech companies have built new ones, but it takes years and millions of dollars to do.

Late-stage startups are getting the hang of spending less

It turns out that when you compare later-stage startup spending cuts with their earlier peers, the bigger startups are doing a better job.
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