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
How to fundraise a Series A
Beginning with the first company I co-founded 25 years ago and continuing through the second company I co-founded 15 years ago, I raised over $100M from top-tier VCs.
Here’s everything you missed at TC Sessions: Robotics 2022
In case you missed it, robots took over TechCrunch on Thursday, July 21. We played host to the robotic industry’s leading startups, researchers and academics at TC Sessions: Robotics. The event
Runa Sandvik’s new startup Granitt secures at-risk people from hackers and nation states
Few know the threats that journalists face better than Sandvik, a native Norwegian. She defended The New York Times newsroom from hackers and nation-state adversaries, trained reporters to cloak their
Apple revamps the Lock Screen in iOS 16 with widgets, real-time info and other personalization features
Apple is giving the iPhone’s Lock screen a big makeover in iOS 16. At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, the company introduced its plans for a more personalized Lock Screen that user
Entertainment site Fandom adds long-requested creator features, ‘Interactive Wiki Maps’ and ‘Fandom Trivia’
Fandom, a wiki hosting service and fan platform with more than 300 million monthly active users and 250,000 wiki communities, has just announced its newest features and tools: Interactive Wiki Maps an
PSA: Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s ‘All Star’
My Chemical Romance yesterday released their first single since 2014. Kendrick Lamar just dropped a new album. But did you know that this morning, Owl City remixed Smash Mouth’s seminal hit R
FabuLingua wins the TechCrunch City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off!
It’s my pleasure to announce FabuLingua won today’s City Spotlight: Austin pitch-off! The company competed against knowRX Health and Vertikal X on today’s TechCrunch Live episode and
Stackblitz raises $7.9M to bring a better IDE to your browser
StackBlitz, a developer-focused startup that uses WebAssembly and WebContainers to give you a full development environment in your browser, today announced that it has raised a $7.9 million seed fundi
Apple execs on developing Mac Studio and Studio Display for the other pros
The seeds of the Mac Studio were planted 5 years ago next month when, in a rare candid admission of misstep, Apple said it was pushing the reset button on the Mac Pro. Having painted itself into a “
TechCrunch+ roundup: Tested TAM tips, no-code tech survey, writing crypto white papers
For most products, TAM is presented in nine figures or more, but when you're planning to disrupt a billion-dollar market, these numbers can create a lot of cognitive dissonance.
TikTok launches a music distribution platform, SoundOn
TikTok has already achieved massive influence in today’s music industry, sending songs that find popularity on the app to the top of the Billboard charts. Now the company is launching its own mu
TechCrunch+ roundup: After the exit, starting up in stealth, Wag’s SPAC plans
Startups do not have a great survival rate. Nine out of ten will fail, and those that persist will likely need at least three to four years to become profitable.
Web3’s early promise for artists tainted by rampant stolen works and likenesses
Jillian C. York didn’t want to be a non-fungible token. A Berlin-based author and activist, York is also the director for International Freedom of Expression at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. F
TechCrunch+ roundup: VC advice for CEOs, 2022 e-commerce trends, OpenSea’s valuation
This is a fantastic time to launch a startup, but if you're trying to grow one — well, winter is coming.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Less VC for SV, 2022 marketing predictions, GTM research strategies
The fact that the Bay Area's share of startup funding is shrinking shouldn't be cause for alarm — it's good news for the entire country.
TechCrunch+ roundup: Credit Karma post-exit, recruiting developers, re:Invent recap
The very day in Feb. 2020 that Credit Karma planned to announce that it had been acquired by Intuit for over $7 billion, the stock market tanked, spooked by news that a virus could start a pandemic.
GitHub gets a new CEO
GitHub CEO Nat Friedman is stepping down from his role on November 15 to become the Chairman Emeritus of the Microsoft-owned service. Thomas Dohmke, who only recently became GitHub’s chief produ
Writing helper Copy.ai closes on its second funding round this year
Copy.ai’s software can, for example, write a blog post outline based on a few sentences and create link descriptions for Facebook ads and even generate a company motto.
Inkitt books $59M investment, wants to turn its data-driven, self-publishing platform into a multimedia powerhouse
Book sales during the pandemic went up, and it seems the amount we are reading did, too. Now Inkitt, the startup that operates a free, popular platform of the same name for anyone to write and publish