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As companies fight to retain talent, employee benefits startups might escape cost cuts

How do employee benefits startups fare when their corporate customers start slashing costs amid a volatile market? We're going to find out if the market continues on the track it's on.

Twilio gets hacked, teens ditch Facebook, and SpaceX takes South Korea to the moon

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Daily Crunch: Samsung’s vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction

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Amazon launches AWS Private 5G so companies can build their own 4G mobile networks

Amazon’s cash-cow cloud division AWS has launched a new service designed to help companies deploy their own private 5G networks — eventually, at least. AWS first announced AWS Private 5G i

Amazon-owned MGM makes a viral video show with surveillance footage from Amazon-owned Ring

MGM (which is owned by Amazon) is making a viral video show based on footage from Ring security cameras (also owned by Amazon). The syndicated television show, “Ring Nation,” is poised to

How digital health startups are navigating the post-Roe legal landscape

As state laws shift and abortion bans go into effect across the United States, companies are still trying to find ways to provide care while reimagining what healthcare should include.

A newsletter that’s mostly about Amazon and iRobot

Shortly after the Amazon/iRobot news was announced on Friday morning, a colleague asked me if I was surprised. The short answer is yes and no. Yes, in the sense that the news dropped suddenly on what

Amazon fined over labor law breaches in Spain

Amazon has been fined again for breaching labor laws in Catalonia, Spain. The e-commerce giant has been under investigation by regional labor authorities over its subcontracting practices for a number

Apple invests in original podcasts to turn into Apple TV+ shows, report says

Apple has inked a deal with Futuro Studios to develop original podcasts, a Bloomberg report states. Apple’s TV studio reportedly led the investment, which will support the Pulitzer Prize-winning

3 things to watch for on Rivian’s Q2 earnings day

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

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What does the future look like for e-commerce aggregators?

The world of e-commerce isn’t slowing down, yet many e-commerce aggregators are already struggling. Unless aggregators change how they operate, their future is bleak at best and nonexistent at worst

Amazon expands palm-scanning payment tech to 65 more Whole Foods locations

Amazon’s “One” palm scanner payment technology will be launching at over 65 Whole Foods stores in California. This is the biggest rollout to date, with stores in Malibu, Montana Aven

iRobot announced a 10% staff cut the same day its Amazon news dropped

You’d be forgiven for missing this bit of news. I fully cop to not seeing it myself amid the buzz of last week’s Amazon acquisition news on Friday (knowing nod to Robot Report for pointing it out)

ReturnLogic bags new capital to make returning items less of a nightmare

New online shopping habits have made returns a big expense for retailers. ReturnLogic says the underlying problem is really operational deficiencies in the returns process. 

Bolt Mobility bolted (and left cities with a mess) and other TC news

This week on The TechCrunch Podcast we’re talking to Natasha Mascarenhas about YC’s decision to shrink their startup cohort and the recent layoffs at On Deck. Then we’re joined by Rebecca Bellan

Amazon buys Roomba’s maker, Bolt vanishes, and YC slims down

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Who you gonna call? Good question

Many Big Tech companies are notoriously hard to get a hold of when running into any sort of problem. Yet, consumer-facing startups excel at customer support with far fewer resources.

Daily Crunch: Amazon to acquire iRobot in $1.7B all-cash deal

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India eyes a seat at the global M&A table

India emerged as a key overseas market for several global tech giants in the past decade as Meta, Google and Amazon aggressively raced to find the next and perhaps the last great growth geography. Now
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