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Can carbon capture startup Carbon Clean deliver on its cost claims?

If it can hit its promised targets, Carbon Clean could offer hard-to-decarbonize industries a pathway to net zero.

Another week of job slashes and crypto crashes

Hi friends! Welcome back to Week In Review, the newsletter where we wrap up many of the top stories to cross TechCrunch’s front page over the last seven days. The big thing this week — at leas

Daily Crunch: Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he’s on the hook for $750M SoftBank loan

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Twitter is testing a new ‘Liked by Author’ label for tweets

Twitter is testing a new “Liked by Author” label that appears when the creator of a tweet likes your reply. A reporter on the TechCrunch team spotted the new label in the Twitter Android a

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal says he fired key execs due to ‘challenging’ economy

Twitter’s new CEO Parag Agrawal has largely remained silent through the company’s ongoing rollercoaster ride, even as its likely future owner Elon Musk continues to very much do the opposi

48 hours left to save $200 on TC Sessions: Mobility

Attention mobility startups, professionals, investors and enthusiasts! You have just 48 hours remaining to save $200 on TC Sessions: Mobility 2022, our first in-person mobility event since 2019. The e

DOJ warns that misuse of algorithmic hiring tools could violate accessibility laws

AI tools for the hiring process have become a hot category, but the Department of Justice warns that careless use of these processes could lead to violations of U.S. laws protecting equal access for p

To win insurtech 2.0, focus on underwriting before growth

Focusing on customer experience on the front end leads to rapid growth indeed, but failing to focus on underwriting on the back end can lead to a very large number of claims, very quickly.

Apple said to be testing a switch to USB-C for future iPhones

It’s neither surprising, nor necessarily new scuttlebutt, but one of the most reliable Apple news scoopers of all time has chimed in to say that Apple is indeed at least serious enough about a poten

TechCrunch+ roundup: Find your valuation, international visas, hiring for growth

If your face doesn't appear on the team slide in your company's pitch deck, this would be a good time to cancel your upcoming vacation. And maybe one of your subscription boxes.

Postmates founder banks $23 million for his new crypto startup TipTop

Postmates founder Bastian Lehmann’s new crypto startup TipTop was lightly teased out a few weeks ago, but now the stealth startup is sharing some info on its early funding, though there’s

Investors reward battery startup SES for losing money (but not too much)

While R&D work continues on its lithium-metal technology, an increasing amount of SES' cash is going toward building facilities in the ramp up to commercial production.

Hulu partners with Xbox to bring PC Gamers free games in a bundle deal

Hulu and Xbox have announced a partnership deal that gives existing U.S. Hulu subscribers three free months of PC Game Pass as part of the Hulu “Friends with Benefits” initiative. The move

Flume lights up dark fiber to bring fast internet to more people

It’s the darnest thing — in major cities, around 30% of homes have a fiber cable running past the house due to a local cell site or enterprise customer, but a bunch of humans are still on

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg says he is ‘personally liable’ for $750M SoftBank investment

Better.com CEO Vishal Garg has acknowledged to employees that he “personally guaranteed”  $750 million in post-closing convertible notes that would be provided to the online mortgage lender shoul

Inflection AI, led by LinkedIn and DeepMind co-founders, raises $225M to transform computer-human interactions

Inflection AI, the machine learning startup headed by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and founding DeepMind member Mustafa Suleyman, has secured $225 million in equity financing, according to a filin

As FTX’s CEO eyes Robinhood, will we see crypto exchanges move into equities trading?

Would Coinbase be better off with a less fundamentalist stance and more diversified revenue streams? Yes? That would be the standard business advice?

PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’

My Chemical Romance yesterday released their first single since 2014. Kendrick Lamar just dropped a new album. But did you know that this morning, Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s seminal hit &#82

Peloton is releasing a rowing machine

Peloton punctuated a rough week with a bright spot, teasing the next major addition to its home exercise offerings. In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, the connected fitness brand confirmed the fo

This week in TechCrunch podcasts: Chain Reaction, Found, Equity and The TechCrunch Live Podcast

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help y
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