Microsoft launches Loop, its Notion competitor, in public preview

Microsoft Loop, a Notion-like hub for managing tasks and projects that sync across Microsoft 365 apps and services, launched in public preview today. Loop is available to users with a Microsoft Accoun

Loop lassos ex-Uber talent and money to finally fix freight invoicing

Matt McKinney was a data science manager at Uber, helping launch Uber Freight, along with software engineer Shaosu Liu. One of the main problems the pair saw there was that while they were able to gro

Loop raises $60M to send EV charging infrastructure for a Loop

Electric cars are great and all, but internal combustion engines (ICE) have one thing going for them: comprehensive, well-oiled infrastructure that means you can add 300 miles of range to your car, in

Spotify continues testing a TikTok-like discovery feed

Spotify is experimenting with yet another new discovery feature, following last week’s test of an “audio news feed” for podcasts. Now, the streaming service is testing a personalized

The end of Plaid-Visa, and Palantir’s growing startup mafia

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we — Natasha and Danny and Alex and Grace — h

Loop launches out of stealth to make auto insurance more equitable

Car auto-insurance from legacy providers has structural bias built into it. It uses metrics such as credit score, income, marital status and education to figure out insurance rates, which eventually d

Loop acquires ScreenPlay to build its streaming library

A new streaming startup called Loop Media is announcing its first acquisition — a 30-year-old company called ScreenPlay. While you may not have heard of ScreenPlay, the company has licensed a librar

The Boring Company goes brick-and-mortar with The Brick Store

Elon Musk has shot out some crazy, unbelievable tweets over the last year, but he wasn’t joking about the bricks. Musk has started a company called The Brick Store LLC to produce and sell bricks, ac

Loop Upgrades Its Mobile Survey App, Adds A Pro Account For $99 A Year

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.loopsurvey.com">Loop</a>, a startup that makes it easy and quick for retailers to collect feedback from customers, has released version 2.0 of its iOS app. The most

Mobile Payments Startup Loop Closes $10 Million Series A, Starts Shipping Fobs To Early Backers

New mobile payments startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.looppay.com/">Loop</a> has closed on $10 million in Series A funding, in what's being described as an "oversubscribed" angel round inv

Loop: The Future Of Mobile Payments Or A Temporary Fix?

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.looppay.com/">Loop</a> is a new mobile payments startup making some fairly big claims. The company says it has invented a technology that lets you pay with your pho

iPad Animation App Loop Captures The Fun Of Making Doodled Flipbooks

Remember turning the corners of your class notes into flipbooks with a sequence of tiny drawings? iPad app <a target="_blank" href="https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=6

Loop Makes It Easy To Conduct Real-Time Surveys Via iPad

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.loopsurvey.com">Loop</a> co-founder and CEO Rajit Marwah argued that "surveys and reviews are everywhere" — but they're often ignored or delayed. With his new sta