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Connect with Mayfield, JETRO, Toptal and more at TechCrunch Disrupt

Mark your calendars, startup fans, because TechCrunch is returning — live and in person — to the beautiful City by the Bay to host our flagship event, TechCrunch Disrupt, on October 18–20 at the

AI is taking over the iconic voice of Darth Vader, with the blessing of James Earl Jones

From the cringe-inducing Jar Jar Binks to unconvincing virtual Leia and Luke, Disney’s history with CG characters is, shall we say, mixed. But that’s not stopping them from replacing one o

Twitter’s first comms exec is building a comms network for execs

The communications world is an enigma, and at times, feels counter to the job of a journalist. So to hear that there’s an effort to help more comms people trade notes, share stories and prepare cura

Crypto platform Nexo sued by New York, California and six other US regulators

Crypto platform Nexo is being sued by eight U.S. state securities regulators for allegedly failing to register with the states and lying to investors.

HBO Max releases ‘The Last of Us’ trailer to bring more gamers to the streaming service

HBO’s “The Last of Us” is the latest TV series adapted from a video game that aims to bring more gamers to the streaming service. Today, the first full trailer of “The Last of Us” was re

Hugging Face and ServiceNow launch BigCode, a project to open source code-generating AI systems

Code-generating systems like DeepMind’s AlphaCode, Amazon’s CodeWhisperer and OpenAI’s Codex, which powers GitHub’s Copilot service, provide a tantalizing look at what’s

Yeah, funding for creator-focused startups is drying up

Many creator-focused startups were predicated on the idea of more folks becoming creators. But with the underpinning advertising market slowing, how likely will that prove to be?

Advocacy groups slam Amazon and MGM’s controversial ‘Ring Nation’ show ahead of its premiere

Making its television premiere tonight, “Ring Nation” is debuting amid calls from advocacy groups to cancel the show. MGM (now owned by Amazon) is leveraging footage from Ring security cam

Here are the industries ripe for innovation under the Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act all but ensures that climate tech for buildings is likely to emerge as one of the sectors to watch in the coming years.

Apple Music becomes the official sponsor of the Super Bowl halftime show

Move aside, Pepsi. The National Football League (NFL) and Apple announced that Apple Music is the official sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show as part of a multiyear deal. Pepsi had been the spons

Kobo Clara 2E review: A worthy update to a solid e-reader, with an eco-conscious touch

For years when someone asked me what e-reader to buy, I’d say unless they care about Amazon stuff, the Kobo Clara HD. That recommendation has wavered as I’ve tested the compact Poke 3 and

Take a peek at who’s attending Disrupt

TechCrunch Disrupt has played host to the biggest names in tech and has launched the Silicon Valley stars who have driven society into the future. They’re the titans, the ones who continue to reshap

Watch the asteroid-smashing DART spacecraft make its 6-million-mile shot today

One of NASA’s biggest crowd-pleasers in years is about to reach its denouement: If all goes well, the Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft (or rather guided anti-space-rock missile) will

Walmart arrives on Roblox for the first time with two new virtual worlds to engage young shoppers

Walmart announced today that it is stepping into the metaverse with two new experiences on Roblox: “Walmart Land” and “Universe of Play.” The virtual worlds are aimed at younger Walmart cu

Gently’s shopping aggregator aims to remove friction of locating secondhand apparel

Gently shopping aggregator enables users to search, filter and get alerts from their favorite secondhand clothing sites.

Designers underwhelmed by Adobe-Figma deal

For now, it seems as though designers will stick with Figma for lack of a reasonable alternative, which is something that Adobe and Figma can build on.

Faraday Future raises $100 million to help launch flagship FF 91

Faraday Future said it has secured up to $100 million in funding as the struggling EV startup tries to launch its long-delayed first model, the FF 91. The near-term funding agreements include up to $4

US arm of Israeli defense giant Elbit Systems says it was hacked

Elbit Systems of America, the U.S. arm of Israeli defense contractor Elbit, says its network was compromised in early June and personal information of employees was stolen. In a breach notification fi

‘Insane’ — UK tech reacts to government moves that might hand UK startups contract to Barclays Bank

Tech Nation is trailing in second place in the race to remain the U.K.’s government-backed “startup champion” after the latter put the £12 million contract out to tender, according to T

Volkswagen, Umicore venture shows the circular EV battery economy is heating up

Volkswagen is partnering with a Belgian technology group to produce battery materials in Europe, the latest in a spate of industrywide deals to create a circular battery economy that can meet producti
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