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Getty Images, the stock media company, announced a new service this week at CES 2024 that leverages AI models trained on Getty’s iStock stock photography and video libraries to generate…

Getty Images launches a new GenAI service for iStock customers

Getty Images, one of the largest suppliers of stock images, editorial photos, videos and music, today announced the launch of a generative AI art tool that it claims is “commercially…

Getty Images launches an AI-powered image generator

As a stock photographer, taking great photos is often only just a tiny part of the job. To run a successful business, keywording, categorizing, captioning and all the other admin…

AI-powered photo stock startup Wirestock lands partnership with Getty Images

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! I’ve taken the last few weeks to unwind and ensure that my 2022 hot takes are as scorching as possible, or…

Apple’s biggest scandal of 2022 is already happening

The social video tool Promo.com just raised $16 million in a Series B round led by Getty Images, the company synonymous with stock imagery. Brands, creators or whoever else might…

Getty Images leads $16M investment in Promo.com, a social video template tool

The Roblox final fantasy

12:00 pm PDT • March 14, 2021

Hello friends, and welcome to Week in Review. Last week, I talked a bit about NFTs and their impact on artists. If you’re inundated with NFT talk just take one…

The Roblox final fantasy

Hellllooooo, 2021! Welcome back to Human Capital, a weekly newsletter that details the latest in the realms of labor, diversity and inclusion. Not a ton happened this week so I…

Human Capital: The biggest labor stories of 2020

My big question for 2021, and the one that is on every startup’s mind, is how will a cataclysmic event such as a global pandemic show up in post-pandemic innovation?…

The big question on every startup’s mind for 2021

Welcome back to Human Capital. In this week’s edition of HC, you’ll read about the latest labor struggles at Amazon and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, President-Elect Joe Biden’s promises to…

Human Capital: Amazon and CZI face labor disputes as Biden promises gig workers better protections

There’s no doubt that modern social networks have let us down. Filled with hate speech and abuse, moderation and anti-abuse tools were an afterthought they’re now trying to cram in.…

Hands on with Telepath, the social network taking aim at abuse, fake news and, to some extent, ‘free speech’

Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped.

From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week

The malls and grocery stores of the 20th century are being converted into industrial conveyor belts of goods and services traveling from the internet to your home.

The future of retail and office space is up in the air, and proptech investors are optimistic

Like any successful founder, Andrew Grauer had bright, long-term ambitions for Course Hero from the moment he launched it in 2006. He started the business to create a place where…

Course Hero, a profitable edtech unicorn, raises rare cash

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT). Subscribe here. The public markets are staying receptive to tech…

Startups Weekly: Will future unicorns go public sooner?
AI

AI is struggling to adjust to 2020

8:00 am PDT • August 2, 2020

Identifying the new context we’re asking the system to understand is the first step towards moving visual AI forward. Then we need more content.

AI is struggling to adjust to 2020

Many in the tech industry saw the threat of the novel coronavirus early and reacted correctly. Fewer have seemed prepared for its aftereffects, like the outflow of talented employees from…

Startups Weekly: A Silicon Valley for everyone

Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Platforms has agreed to sell its 1.34% stake to General Atlantic, the latest in a series of deals the top Indian telecom operator has secured in recent…

General Atlantic to invest $870M in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms

Editor’s note: Get this weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7am PT), just subscribe here. Commercial real estate, the traditional heart…

Startups Weekly: How will we build the city of the future?

Ali Amin-Javaheri grew up in the chemicals business. His father had worked for Iran’s state-owned chemical company and when the family fled the country in the nineteen eighties during the…

Knowde could make billions building the digital marketplace for the $5 trillion chemicals industry

A functioning healthcare system depends on caregivers having the right data at the right time to make the right decision about what course of treatment a patient needs. In the…

Can API vendors solve healthcare’s data woes?

Microsoft today announced a slew of new products, but at the core of the release is a major change to how the company is marketing its tools and services to…

Microsoft brings Teams to consumers and launches Microsoft 365 personal and family plans

Billions of dollars have flowed into startup investing this decade, but the era appears to be closing with the coronavirus pandemic. Limited partners are saying no to younger venture firms…

Startups Weekly: Investors also face a pandemic reckoning

Apple’s promise of high-quality video “shot on iPhone” is getting another real-world stress test, as late-night TV host Conan O’Brien announced on Wednesday he will return to doing full shows…

Conan O’Brien will return to TV with shows shot on iPhone and over video chat

NASA has completed the testing process meant to simulate performance in in-space conditions for its Orion crew spacecraft, developed by Lockheed Martin and designed to carry crew on the agency’s…

NASA’s Orion spacecraft completes testing ahead of Artemis 1 Moon mission

Featured Article

As Indian startups raise record capital, losses are widening

Indian tech startups secured nearly $14 billion in 2019, more than they have raised in any other year. This is a major rebound since 2016, when startups in the nation had bagged just $4.3 billion. But even as more VC funds — many with bigger checks — arrive in India, the financial performance of startups…

9:03 am PST • January 3, 2020
As Indian startups raise record capital, losses are widening

If you haven’t noticed, Europe’s startup scene is in full bloom, with more than $30 billion deployed in startups across the continent over the last 12 months and more than…

VCs from Accel and SoftBank talk Europe’s startup scene, what they expect in 2020, and the future of SoftBank

In this week’s newsletter: Airbnb’s new safety measures, Coveo’s unicorn round and the TechCrunch Disrupt Berlin agenda.

Startups Weekly: Airbnb’s growing pains

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Venture capitalists ‘like and subscribe’ to influencers

Why 2020 will be a “watershed year” for the creator economy

9:47 am PST • November 4, 2019
Venture capitalists ‘like and subscribe’ to influencers

In this week’s newsletter: Fintech’s banner year, subscription rental furniture and Particle’s Series C.

Startups Weekly: Understanding Uber’s latest fintech play

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Product lessons from building our subscription service Extra Crunch

Subscription has been all the rage in media circles as the industry searches for new, sustainable business models. We’ve seen companies from infrastructure plays like Substack and Pico to brand verticals like Holloway and The Athletic receive venture funding, all with the goal of changing the economics of news, information and entertainment. Every day, I…

12:01 pm PDT • October 15, 2019
Product lessons from building our subscription service Extra Crunch