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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

Amazon is holding a Prime Early Access Sale on October 11 and 12

Amazon is holding a Prime Day-like shopping event this fall, marking the first time that the online retail giant will host two sales events exclusively for Prime members in the same year. The “P

Amazon brings its ‘Tap to Alexa’ accessibility feature to Fire tablets for the first time

Amazon today announced it’s bringing a new accessibility option to its new line of Fire tablets with the addition of “Tap to Alexa” functionality —  a way to interact with the

Daily Crunch: Revolut advises users to take caution after hacker breach triggers phishing campaign

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Amazon throws more weight behind e-fuels to see if they stick

Starting next year, Amazon plans to pump electrofuels into some of its diesel delivery vans in a deal with Infinium. Amazon didn’t say what it’s paying, nor for how much synthetic fuel, but the co

Parler forms a new parent company to offer ‘uncancelable’ cloud services

One of the alternative social networks to emerge out of the social media backlash of the Trump era is apparently going to try something new. Parler announced Friday that it has acquired a cloud compan

Amazon Prime Video announces live-action ‘Blade Runner’ limited TV series

“Blade Runner” is getting its own limited series on Prime Video. Amazon confirmed to TechCrunch that the streaming service announced today it greenlit “Blade Runner 2099,” the

After the Figma-Adobe deal, which design startups are acquisition targets?

News that Adobe will buy upstart design software unicorn Figma for $20 billion was the single largest event in startup land this week, a surprise upset over the Ethereum Merge coming to fruition.

Amazon’s live radio app Amp is launching a new creator fund

Amazon’s live radio app Amp is launching a new creator fund that is designed to reward creators who create engaging shows and build loyal audiences. A spokesperson from Amazon told TechCrunch th

Labor pains

Hey, all, greetings from Queens. I’m back home from Apple and happy to be back from the high double-digit heat (but it was a dry heat!). I got a strong response from last week’s newsletter, wherei

Alexa may answer your questions with ads soon

Amazon wants Alexa owners to buy more things. That’s the clear impetus behind the new Alexa feature announced today at Amazon’s Accelerate conference, called Customers Ask Alexa, which let

Albany Amazon warehouse will hold a vote to unionize next month

There’s been a flurry of activity around the Amazon labor movement of late. Several marches have been held in recent weeks, including one this morning for STL8, just outside of St. Louis. Albany, Ne

Daily Crunch: Xeneta raises $80M to build out its real-time analytics platform for shipping and air freight 

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Amazon’s basic Kindle gets USB-C, improved display, blue color

Amazon just dropped an update to its basic Kindle, bringing the popular e-reader up to speed with the rest of the line. The new version of the product, which starts at $100, bumps the 167 ppi display

Daily Crunch: New Starbucks Odyssey loyalty program ‘happens to be built on blockchain and web3’

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EU urged to reject ‘weak’ Amazon offer to end antitrust probe

A series of commitments offered by Amazon in the EU, where regulators are investigating competition concerns linked to its use of third-party data, has been dubbed “weak, vague and full of looph

Tighter VC capital forces AI startups to face the music

A new report from PitchBook shows that VC activity in the AI sector declined precipitously over the past few months.

The tech industry needs a labor movement

It’s strange that the companies that have made so much money off remote work seem to be the most allergic to its possibilities.

This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Daily Crunch: Former employee says Patreon has laid off its entire security team

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