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The Federal Trade Commission is looking into the complex and potentially unfair economics and policies of the gig economy for “deceptive, unfair, and otherwise unlawful acts and practices.” Whether it’s…

FTC sets its sights on ‘unfair, deceptive, and anticompetitive practices’ in gig economy

I’m a Fulbright scholar on a J-1 visa. I’ve been told that after my J-1 ends, I’m required to return to my country for two years. Is there a way…

Dear Sophie: Is there a way to keep working in the US after my J-1 visa expires?

I’m a Canadian citizen working under a TN visa as a software engineer in the U.S. I want to start my own company or at least earn money through a…

Dear Sophie: Can I start a company or a side hustle on a TN visa?

US Citizenship and Immigration Services — the agency responsible for issuing green cards — is barreling toward a failure to adjudicate tens of thousands of applications before a Sept. 30…

How tech giants are responding to the growing green card backlog

Germany’s €30 billion plan for its startups has a national goal — making sure that profits from homegrown successes stay home.

German startups could use more venture capital, but Germany’s government has a plan

With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also aspire to reduce their reliance…

Is the future of the microchip industry going to be Made in America?

The Federal Trade Commission is warming up for a major ruling on data privacy and digital surveillance, a domain it has long enforced case by case but which has reached…

FTC sets the wheels in motion for a major data privacy ruling

If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have…

Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

The FCC has rejected the application of Starlink to provide broadband to rural America at a cost of $885 million over 10 years, nullifying a tentative approval back in 2020.…

FCC denies Starlink’s application for $885M subsidy

The United States Department of Defense is deepening its relationship with electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft company Joby Aviation.  Joby said Wednesday that it is expanding its existing…

Joby Aviation’s contract with US Air Force expands to include Marines

It’s not perfect, but it’s a major step, one that could restore confidence in global climate agreements.

That big climate bill might actually make a difference

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…

India eyes a seat at the global M&A table

As regulators and investors increasingly focus on ESG issues, tech companies are slowly coming under the spotlight. What can tech companies do to avoid being accused of greenwashing?

3 steps tech companies can take to avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations

The Indian government has withdrawn its long-awaited Personal Data Protection Bill that drew scrutiny from several privacy advocates and tech giants who feared the legislation could restrict how they managed…

India withdraws personal data bill that alarmed tech giants

A huge cache of data containing the full name, bank account number and nominee information of pension fund holders in India has surfaced online. Security researcher Bob Diachenko found two…

Sensitive data of Indian pension fund holders exposed online

Telecom operators in India agreed to spend $19 billion in the government auction for the 5G airwaves, New Delhi said Monday, the highest from them in any spectrum sale, as…

Ambani’s Reliance Jio top buyer in India’s $19 billion 5G sale

U.S. regulators are seizing their moment during this ongoing crypto bear market to crack down on bad actors in the space as many investors are already souring on the asset…

SEC spears ‘Crypto Crusaders’ over alleged pyramid scheme

Google has pulled the popular battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India, more popularly known as BGMI, from its Play Store in India after a government order, a year after developer…

India blocks Krafton’s battle-royale game BGMI two years after PUBG ban

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After 50 years pioneering satellite imagery, NASA’s Landsat is ready for 50 more

NASA’s Landsat satellites have consistently made history in Earth observation since the project’s first launch in 1972, with this year marking 50 years of innovation and science. Its influence may surprise you, as will its continued relevance in the face of a fast-growing commercial imaging satellite sector. Landsat may be a familiar name to you…

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After 50 years pioneering satellite imagery, NASA’s Landsat is ready for 50 more

Data centers might be the lifeblood of the modern digital economy but for housing developers in some parts of London they could curtail building plans for the next 13 years.…

Data center electricity demands could curtail London housing development

Crypto exchange Coinbase is facing an SEC probe into whether it illegally sold securities. So did it?

If it walks like a dog and barks like a dog, perhaps it’s actually a digital asset security

There are plenty of autonomous driving vehicles testing on the roads of Shenzhen today: Pony.ai, Baidu, DeepRoute, AutoX, you name it. But these vehicles are not really the unmanned vehicles…

Real driverless cars are now legal in Shenzhen, China’s tech hub

“Speculation of a broader crackdown on digital assets as an industry has been coming for years. The truth is, if the Feds wanted this industry regulated — it would be.”

What does the SEC’s warning shot at crypto mean?

Didi, the Chinese ride-hailing behemoth that has undergone a year of regulatory overhaul, faces a fine of over 8 billion yuan ($1.28 billion) from the country’s authorities, The Wall Street…

China’s $1B fine on Didi could end the mobility giant’s troubled year

Stablecoins, CFTC oversight are among the first issues the U.S. Senate hopes to tackle in a bipartisan crypto bill.

Regulators should address crypto ‘garbage’ first, former SEC Chairman Clayton says

Whether you love it, hate it or barely understand it, you can’t escape the wild world of blockchain. It’s one of the buzziest technologies going due to both its potential…

Get ready for TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto in November

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) used mobile location data to track people’s movements on a much larger scale than previously known, according to new documents unearthed by the American…

New documents reveal ‘huge’ scale of US government’s cell phone location data tracking

Citing “disturbing” levels of power used by cryptocurrency miners, a group of Democrats led by Sen. Elizabeth Warren is urging the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to…

Cryptominers defend gigawatt-scale energy usage called out by Congress

Robocalls and other automated scams are an everyday occurrence for millions of Americans. But while stricter rules are coming and the FCC is about to hit one robocaller’s operation with…

FCC hands down $116M robocall fine, but begs for the power to hammer perps itself

After flagging concerns over the financial risks associated with non-fungible tokens, some of China’s authorities are putting forward guidance on how to best make use of the novel technology. The…

Shanghai gives nod to NFT trading platforms