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This secondary markets expert says we haven’t hit bottom yet

Earlier today, we talked with Phil Haslett, the co-founder and now chief strategy officer of EquityZen, a 10-year-old, New York-based secondary marketplace that connects accredited buyers with private

Boundary Layer pivots from container ships to hydrofoiling personal watercraft

Boundary Layer, which was gunning for local air freight, and announced a slew of launch partners earlier this year, today announced a shift in strategy, with some high-performance foiling personal wat

To da moon: Emm aims to innovate on the menstrual cup

Menstrual cups (sometimes known as “moon cups”) have been around since the 1930s, and it’s been a bloody long period since we’ve seen much innovation in that category. Emm just

Rocket Lab carves off defense-focused subsidiary for national security customers

Launch provider Rocket Lab is establishing a subsidiary to handle its sensitive U.S. government business, like launching spysats and experimental military spacecraft. Rocket Lab National Security LLC

What’s a Twitter user to do?

In the older days of the web, an app called Trillian emerged to solve the problem of allowing users to connect to their friends across multiple messaging services, like AIM, Jabber, Yahoo! Messenger,

While anticipation builds for GPT-4, OpenAI quietly releases GPT-3.5

Released two years ago, OpenAI’s remarkably capable, if flawed, GPT-3 was perhaps the first to demonstrate that AI can write convincingly — if not perfectly — like a human. The succe

Meet the early-stage startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: Space

The technological advances happening within the space industry are nothing short of dramatic — from propulsion systems, heavy-lift rockets and increased payload capabilities to building commercial s

Now AI can outmaneuver you at both Stratego and Diplomacy

While artificial intelligence long ago surpassed human capability in chess, and more recently Go — and let us not forget Doom — other more complex board games still present a challenge to computer

Daily Crunch: SBF says he’s ‘had a bad month,’ but is he really giving us the full story?

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

Hyundai-backed AV startup Motional cuts workforce

Motional, the Aptiv-Hyundai joint venture developing autonomous vehicle technology, cut its workforce this week — the latest example of layoffs in the AV industry and more broadly in the tech sector

Monarch delivers its first robot tractor

Monarch Tractor this morning announced the delivery of its first MK-V unit. The “smart tractor” is electric and what the Bay Area-based company refers to as “driver optional” (terms like “au

Tesla offers $3,750 discount for Model 3, Model Y deliveries in December

Tesla is offering Model 3 and Model Y buyers in the U.S. a $3,750 credit if they have their vehicle delivered in December 2022, according to an update on the company’s inventory page and several

‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3 will premiere on March 1

Disney announced today the long-awaited third season of “The Mandalorian,” which will debut on March 1 on Disney+. The company had previously said that the third season would debut in Febr

Discord opens up paid subscriptions so servers can sell premium perks

After launching premium memberships as a pilot late last year, Discord will now allow more servers to offer paid memberships in exchange for special server-specific perks. Plenty of Discord communitie

Startup valuations are declining — but not consistently

Some startups saw their valuations decline in 2021's bull market, some were in line with the public market, and some haven't declined at all.

Kanye West isn’t buying Parler after all

Despite a joint statement between Ye (fka Kanye West) and Parler in October noting that the two had reached an agreement for the rapper to buy the social network, the purchase will not come to pass, P

BloomTech, previously Lambda School, cuts half of staff

A little over a year after buzzy coding bootcamp Lambda School rebranded as Bloom Institute of Technology, the venture-backed startup is conducting massive layoffs, according to sources. The workforce

Lensa AI climbs the App Store charts as its ‘magic avatars’ go viral

It might seem like Lensa AI sprung up over night when suddenly, your friends are all posting artistic renditions of themselves that they generated on the app. But while the Lensa AI app itself has bee

iPhone users can share car keys in Wallet with non-iPhone users

Apple iPhone users with iOS 16.1 software can now share car keys in their Wallet with non-iPhone users, starting with Google Pixel devices. In the future, that capability will extend to other devices

Medibank hackers declare ‘case closed’ as trove of stolen data is released

The cybercriminals behind the Medibank ransomware attack have published what appears to be the rest of the data stolen from the Australian health insurance giant. The attackers, believed to be linked
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