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Startups among entities to face tougher laws as Kenya moves to protect personal data

Startups processing personal data in Kenya are among the entities required to register with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC), as the East African country implements a law protecti

Get ready for an HBO Max – Discovery+ mashup app in 2023

The headline of Warner Bros. Discovery’s earnings call was something a lot of people were anxious about: HBO Max and Discovery+ are merging into a new service. The company will roll out this new

Beacon Power Services raises $2.7M to improve electricity access for sub-Saharan African cities

Sub-Saharan Africa’s share of the global population without access to electricity stood at 77% in 2020, according to reports. Also, the average daily electricity supply in some of Africa’s largest

Armed with $19.5M, LiveEO plots a big data course between satellite geospatial information and industry

When it comes to geospatial and mapping data and how they are leveraged by organizations, satellites continue to play a critical role when it comes to sourcing raw information. Getting that raw data i

Pakistan central bank orders startup Tag to refund customers

The State Bank of Pakistan, the South Asian nation’s central bank, has ordered fintech Tag to “immediately” refund all funds to customers citing violation of regulatory requirements

The 5 biggest takeaways from Tesla’s Cyber Roundup

Tesla held its annual shareholder meeting, which the company now refers to as its Cyber Roundup, Thursday at the Tesla Gigafactory Texas. The Cyber Roundup comes just a couple of weeks after Tesla re

Found’s Swathy Prithivi and Atomic’s Jordan Kong on TechCrunch Live

Swathy Prithivi started Found with the goal of improving the journey of weight loss. The company quickly discovered a huge demand and rapidly scaled its operations and expanded throughout the United S

Daily Crunch: Kurtosis raises $20M Series A to give web3 developers ‘a place to play around’

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

Lyft rides post-COVID recovery to record earnings, but faces inflationary headwinds

Ride-hail giant Lyft reported strong second-quarter earnings Thursday. Earlier this year, investors had been skeptical of Lyft’s ability to offset the costs of increased investments to attract a

HBO, HBO Max and Discovery+ report a combined total of 92.1M subscribers, plans for major restructuring

Warner Bros. Discovery revealed its second-quarter results — its first quarterly earnings since the $43 billion merger. The total number of direct-to-consumer subscribers across HBO, HBO Max and

Top anonymous social app NGL forced to stop tricking its users

A popular anonymous social app that was misleading its users with fake messages has been forced to change. The top-ranked app NGL, which became the No. 1 app on the U.S. App Store in June, quietly rol

The road map for building the Uber of climate tech

The world needs a climate tech startup that’s like an early-days Uber, a company that won’t take no for an answer.

How to watch and what to expect at the Tesla ‘Cyber Roundup’ annual meeting

Tesla will kick off Thursday afternoon its annual meeting — rebranded Cyber Roundup — from its Austin headquarters, an event that promises to deliver customary pomp and pageantry, thumping beats a

Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy backs Terabase’s robot-built solar farms

Breakthrough Energy Ventures, a climate-focused VC firm linked to some of Earth’s wealthiest individuals, has joined a $44 million bet on solar startup Terabase Energy. Terabase aims to rapidly

Meta’s threat report highlights clumsy attempt to manipulate Ukraine discourse

Meta’s quarterly “Adversarial Threat Report” paints a somewhat depressing picture of the once feared global troll ecosystem: A number of outfits “relatively low in sophisticati

Sometimes, stealing crypto is the moral choice

The world of crypto moves quickly and sometimes, when there’s an ongoing heist, the best thing that technically savvy but ethically sound users can do is join in on the pillaging. That’s w

Clubhouse begins beta testing private communities called ‘Houses’ to foster curated interactions

Clubhouse, the social audio app that rose in popularity amid the pandemic, is looking to shake up its platform with the launch of private communities called “Houses.” The company’s

Patreon CEO Jack Conte is fed up with Instagram and Facebook

Before he was the founder and CEO of Patreon, Jack Conte was a musician, mostly posting videos of his songs on YouTube (which he still does). Now, running a company that helps creators earn predictabl

UAE aims to convert oil wealth into tech prowess

H.E. Al Olama recently spoke about the burgeoning Emerati startup and venture capital ecosystem, and the country’s approaches to attracting U.S. VC investment.

7 first-time funds see an advantage in entering a downturn without a large portfolio

Last year saw a record 270 first-time funds close, which means there are almost 300 new managers who raised their fund in a bull market and are now deploying it in very different market conditions.
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