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Motif FoodWorks preps commercial production for its first ingredient

Motif FoodWorks, the Ginkgo Bioworks spinout focused on developing new plant-based flavorings and food ingredients, is readying commercial scale production of its first product — an ingredient t

Bloomberg memes push Instagram to require sponsorship disclosure

Instagram is changing its advertising rules to require political campaigns’ sponsored posts from influencers to use its Branded Content Ads tool that adds a disclosure label of “Paid Partn

Will the future of work be ethical?

Will tomorrow’s leaders, despite good and ethical intentions, ultimately use their high-tech tools to exploit others ever more efficiently, or to find a better path forward?

ClimateTech is the new hot space for investors in a warming planet

How do you attract the attention of a prince? Aside from being Meghan Markle, of course. One answer came recently in the form of Prince Harry’s backing of a new initiative designed to make offsettin

Mike Bloomberg’s philanthropic arm is shelling out $160 million to keep kids from vaping

As 33 states investigate roughly 450 lung illnesses that may be associated with vaping, the billionaire former New York City mayor and founder of Bloomberg, Michael Bloomberg, is committing $160 milli

US national security, climate change, startup HR, and launching in the Midwest

Reminder: Extra Crunch Event Discounts for Summer Party TechCrunch’s annual Summer Party is just around the corner next week — come meet all the staff at the Park Chalet beer garden on the Pacific

How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to end this country’s use of coal an

The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate

Michael Bloomberg is an unrepentant capitalist who, as he says in his 2017 book A Climate of Hope, is “not exactly your stereotypical environmentalist.” Yet over the past decade, Bloomberg has bec

With $90 million in funding, the Ginkgo spinoff Motif joins the fight for the future of food

Continuing its quest to become the Amazon Web Services for biomanufacturing, Ginkgo Bioworks has launched a new spinoff called Motif Ingredients with $90 million in funding to develop proteins that ca

Oil and gas giants Chevron and Occidental are backing tech to combat carbon emissions

Carbon Engineering, a Canadian company developing technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and process it for use in enhanced oil recovery or in the creation of new synthetic fuels, has

Please don’t learn to code

There’s an idea that’s been gaining ground in the tech community lately: Everyone should learn to code. But here’s the problem with that idea: Coding is not the new literacy. We live in an ultra

Why Tech Entrepreneurs Should Support A Bloomberg Bid For The White House

Bloomberg literally backs the disruptors.

Mayor Bloomberg Tells Stanford Graduates To Go To NYC For Tech

No other university in the world has so profoundly shaped our modern age," New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today in his commencement speech at Stanford University. Bloomberg's speech was re

Sir Richard Branson Chides Mayor Michael Bloomberg And Marissa Mayer, Says The Office Will Be A Thing Of The Past

Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire man of space tourism and founder of Virgin Airlines, is <a target="_blank" href="http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/one-day-offices-will-be-a-thing-of-the-

(Founder Stories) Mayor Bloomberg: “Make Sure You Are The First One In There Every Day & The Last One To Leave”

In his final <em>Founder Stories</em> interview with host <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dixon">Chris Dixon</a>, <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-bloomberg">Mayor Blo

(Founder Stories) Mayor Bloomberg On Success: If “Having Access To The Best & The Brightest Is The Difference, This Is The Place To Be.”

In episode II of <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/michael-bloomberg">Mayor Bloomberg's</a> interview with <em>Founder Stories</em> host <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/chris-dixon">

(Founder Stories) How Michael Bloomberg Got His Start: “I Brought You A Cup Of Coffee”

Before he became the three-time Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg made billions running the financial information company bearing his name. But it might never have happened if he hadn't been

Mayor Bloomberg Calls For More NYC Startups At TechCrunch Disrupt (update: transcript)

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/mayorbloomberg.png">Today, <a href="http://disrupt.beta.techcrunch.com">TechCrunch Disrupt</a> attendees were treated to a very special guest: