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Weavit’s new app wants to be a ‘Shazam for your thoughts’

A new app called Weavit wants to be a “Shazam for your thoughts” — that is, it wants to offer people a different way to quickly capture their thoughts in a note-taking tool with the

Join the first TechCrunch Live episode to hear how Heartbeat Health raised from Kindred Ventures

Dr. Jeff Wessler co-founded Heartbeat Health in 2016 to develop better heart care, and Kanyi Maqubela helped kickstart the company by writing the company’s pre-seed check. We’re excited to

Twitter is rolling out its Communities feature to all Android users

Twitter is bringing its Communities feature to Android four months after it launched on iOS and the web. The social media giant says Android users can now engage in Communities via the Twitter app as

On a mission to be the ‘Affirm for B2B,’ Vartana secures $57M in debt, equity

While buy now, pay later startups have largely focused on the consumer, a growing group of them are now focusing on the B2B space. The premise behind that is that after all, businesses need more flexi

Changes to corporate investing rules could diminish China’s resilient venture landscape

Losing Chinese corporate venture capitalists entirely, and overnight -- which will not happen, mind -- would be sharply contractionary but not lethal.

Instagram now allows creators to ‘remix’ any public videos, not just reels

Instagram announced today it will allow users to remix any video content on the app, not just short-form reels videos. The company officially launched Remix, its version of TikTok Duets, last March. T

Mitsubishi partners with Cartken to break into the robotic delivery world

Mitsubishi Electric, the automaker’s electronics equipment manufacturing company, is starting a pilot program to explore the value of autonomous robots. The company will be working with Cartken,

Berlin’s Cherry Ventures launches fourth fund at $340M, for early-stage tech and web3

Berlin-based Cherry Ventures has launched its fourth fund, a €300 million ($340 million) early-stage tech fund. The Cherry IV fund will also feature a dedicated crypto and web3 strategy, building of

European parliament backs big limits on tracking ads

The European Parliament has definitively backed major limits on behavioral advertising during a plenary vote on amendments to the pan-EU Digital Services Act (DSA). The move looks set to crank up pres

Facebook and Instagram may help you create and sell NFTs

Meta might be the next to hop on the NFT bandwagon. A new report suggests Meta is developing ways to create, display and sell NFTs on Facebook and Instagram.

Meta’s Workplace will integrate with WhatsApp later this year to expand communication with front-line employees

Workplace, the app owned and originally built by Facebook (now Meta) as a version of the social network for enterprise employees to communicate with each other, has signed up upwards of 7 million user

Diversio secures fresh capital to diagnose companies’ DEI pain points

Diversio uses AI technology, data analytics and knowledgeable subject matter experts to find where a company’s process is breaking down and create an action plan to get it back on track.

Locations and contact data on 515,000 vulnerable people stolen in Red Cross data breach

A cyberattack targeting a contractor working for the International Committee of the Red Cross has spilled confidential data on more than 515,000 “highly vulnerable” people, many of whom ha

Zingtree turns complex customer service processes into clear action plans

Customer service is making and breaking companies over the past two years as shopping moved online and consumers wanted more out of the traditional service companies were offering. Zingtree provides i

CodeSee pulls in a $7M secondary seed to build out code visualization platform

CodeSee is an aptly named startup, one that is building a set of tools to help developers understand how all the parts of a code base fit together. Today, the company announced a $7 million secondary

Caden launches with $3.4M to help consumers take control of their data

Entrepreneur John Roa believes in the value of privacy. After selling his design consultancy, ÄKTA, to Salesforce in 2015, he decided to spend a few years “off the grid” on an island in Europe. N

Amazon is opening its first physical clothing store

Amazon is opening its first-ever Amazon Style physical clothing store with the promise of a high-tech shopping experience, confirming a rumor from last year.

Plaid buys Cognito as it moves beyond merely connecting accounts

Plaid, a fintech unicorn known for its APIs that connect consumer bank accounts to financial applications, announced today that it is buying Cognito. The price is around $250 million, paid in a blend

Clench your jaw to skip a track: That’s the magic of Wisear

By adding some electrodes and some electronics to your earbuds, Wisear can make your music experience a lot more hands-free than before. Bite down on your own teeth twice to pause a track, or three ti

South Korea’s agtech startup Green Labs raises $140M Series C to accelerate global expansion

Green Labs, a South Korean agtech startup, announced this week it has closed a $140 million Series C led by BRV Capital Management, with participation from Skylake Incuvest and SK Square. The startup
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