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Google Photos starts rolling out new Real Tone filters

Google Photos is beginning to introduce new Real Tone filters this week, Google announced. The new filters are rolling out on Android, iOS and the web and can be accessed in the ‘Filters’

Jack Dorsey steps down from Twitter’s board

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s time at the company has come to an end. Dorsey stepped down from Twitter’s board of directors Wednesday, a change that’s effective as of the company&

Spy agency pumps billions into orbital imagery companies BlackSky, Maxar and Planet

A massive contract from the National Reconnaissance Office will put billions in the pockets of new and established Earth observation companies BlackSky and Planet, and the more generalist Maxar. The &

Maryland becomes the second state to offer driver’s license and state ID in Apple Wallet

Maryland residents will now be able to store their driver’s license or state ID in the Apple Wallet app, Apple announced today. The state is now the second in the U.S. to support the new feature

Synthesis Capital closed its first fund with $300M, giving boost to food tech’s future

While much of the recent capital has targeted the consumer-facing, or downstream side, the firm believes future investments will go into technologies closer to the farm or lab.

This remote-controlled robot crab can sit on the side of a penny

How small is Northwestern University’s robot crab? It’s sit-on-the-side-of-a-penny small. It’s half a millimeter wide — making it even smaller than a common flea. Researchers behind it have de

Can recurring revenue financing drive growth in a turbulent market?

As the saying goes, “Everyone is selling something.” Sometimes, we forget that when it comes to fundraising. The trick is to sell something investors really want.

Brainly says it’s been blocked in Russia after refusing to remove community content about the war in Ukraine

Russia’s crackdown on news media, and specifically sites that present the country’s government in a critical light, has been well documented, but less so the impact that this censorship is

Despite regulatory hurdles, these 4 US cannabis investors are planting seeds for tomorrow

Bear markets and high interest rates often cause investors to turn away from anything resembling a risky investment. Yet, now is a good time to take another look at the cannabis sector in the U.S.

4 investors discuss the US cannabis market’s prospects in Q3 2022

To understand where the cannabis market is going, we talked to four investors who have been quite active in backing cannabis-related startups in the country.

Amazon flexes its retail muscle with a brick-and-mortar clothing store

Signaling its ambitions to make a dent in the apparel market, Amazon today opened its first physical clothing store, Amazon Style, in the Greater Los Angeles Area. Offering a twist on the traditional

The NFL is looking to launch its own streaming service this summer, says report

The National Football League is expected to launch its own mobile-focused streaming service, NFL+, as early as July, according to a report from the NFL owner meeting in Atlanta by Sports Business Jour

Google begins rolling out ads in YouTube Shorts globally

Google is starting to gradually roll out ads in YouTube Shorts around the world, the company announced at its Marketing Live event this week. The official launch comes as the company has been experime

Chemonics, Decisive Capital and Extreme Tech Challenge will talk transformative tech at TC Sessions: Climate

A lot of very smart people are dedicating their time, energy and a ton of money developing breakthrough technologies in the hope of building a radically different (read: sustainable) world. It’s a c

Namibian B2B e-commerce retail platform JABU raises $15M led by Tiger Global

More venture capital keeps trooping into Africa’s B2B e-commerce retail, a space where startups are digitizing informal trade to get thousands of merchants to operate more efficiently. This time, it

Money, meet mouth

It's nice to see an investing group put their dollars where their vision is even when the market is trash, instead of merely shouting on Twitter that they, or their firm, are still doing deals.

Polygon launches ‘uncapped’ fund to help Terra projects migrate to its blockchain

As members of the Terra community try to pick up the pieces from its currently defunct economy, Polygon is beckoning to the dozens of developers who had projects built on the inoperative blockchain.

Getir, the $12B instant delivery startup, plans to axe 14% of staff globally and cut aggressive expansion plans

It continues to be a very rough week for e-commerce companies in Europe. In the latest development, TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that Getir — the $12 billion quick commerce upstart that

Gen Z social app Yubo rolls out age ‘estimating’ technology to better identify minors using its service

Yubo, a social livestreaming app popular with a Gen Z audience, announced today it’s becoming one of the first major social platforms to adopt a new age verification technique that uses live ima

Bring a friend to TechCrunch’s Annual Summer Party for free

They say the third time’s the charm, so if you haven’t purchased your ticket to TechCrunch’s Annual Summer Party, it’s time to get ‘er done. Bonus: This third wave of tickets coincides b
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