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Here’s the complete agenda for next week’s TC Sessions: Climate 2022

TC Sessions: Climate, in partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals, is our first event dedicated to the climate crisis. And our agenda is complete!  Leading scientists, entrepren

Duolingo back in China app stores after 1 year, with a local twist

Duolingo, the Nasdaq-listed language learning app, is back in China’s Apple App Store and Android stores nearly a year after it disappeared from the country’s app stores. Users in China fo

Daily Crunch: Upskilling edtech platform GOMYCODE closes $8M Series A

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Microsoft’s new Xbox TV app will let players stream games on new Samsung smart TVs without a console

Microsoft has announced that it’s launching its Xbox TV app on June 30th, which will allow users to play Xbox games without a game console. The company has partnered with Samsung to bring the ne

The OpenInfra Foundation launches ‘directed funding’ as a new way to support open source projects

  The OpenInfra Foundation, the open source foundation that used to be the OpenStack Foundation until it expanded its scope beyond its flagship project a few years ago, today announced an interes

Apple ‘passkeys’ could finally kill off the password for good

Apple demonstrated “passkeys” at WWDC 2022, a new biometric sign-in standard that could finally kill off the password for good. It’s no secret that passwords are insecure, with easily guessable

AppOmni raises $70M to find and secure vulnerabilities in SaaS app stacks

As more enterprises migrate apps and workloads into the cloud, so grows the need for more sophisticated tech to secure that activity. That’s resulted in a strong run of funding rounds for startu

Microsoft disrupts Iranian-linked hackers targeting organizations in Israel

Microsoft said on Thursday that it has successfully “identified and disabled” a previously unreported Lebanon-based hacking group that it believes is working with Iranian intelligence.  T

Developer infrastructure expert Anand Iyer goes solo with new $20M crypto fund

Engineers are the bedrock of any tech product, and blockchains are no exception. As the race between different chains heats up, communities of loyalists are duking it out to attract developers to thei

Who’s liable for AI-generated lies?

Who will be liable for harmful speech generated by large language models? As advanced AIs such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 are being cheered for impressive breakthroughs in natural language processing and

Report shows that Safari reaches one billion worldwide users, still behind Google Chrome

Based on a recent report, Apple’s Safari finally hit one billion users, becoming the second browser to hit the milestone, next to Google Chrome, which still shines brighter in popularity. According

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 arrives with a fingerprint reader and new Intel chips

The first Surface Laptop Go arrived to largely positive reviews toward the tail end of 2020. It was good timing, as those thing go, with plenty of folks looking to build out their home offices as it b

Application security testing platform Code Intelligence raises $12M Series A

Code Intelligence, an automated application security testing platform based in Bonn, Germany, that focuses on fuzzing, announced today that it has raised a $12 million Series A funding round led by To

China-backed hackers are exploiting unpatched Microsoft zero-day 

China-backed hackers are exploiting an unpatched Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability, known as “Follina”, to execute malicious code remotely on Windows systems. The high-severity vulnerabilit

Should Oracle or Alphabet buy VMWare instead of Broadcom?

The fact that we did not foresee Broadcom as a potential suitor underscores our view that we don’t fully grok if it’s the correct buyer for VMware.

After buying Bungie, Sony goes all in on live service games

After buying Bungie earlier this year, Sony is moving fast to integrate the company’s expertise into its broader vision. In an investor presentation Thursday, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO

Epic Games points to Mac’s openness and security in its latest filing in App Store antitrust case

In a new court filing, Epic Games challenges Apple’s position that third-party app stores would compromise the iPhone’s security. And it points to Apple’s macOS as an example of how

Daily Crunch: 7 months after raising $1B, grocery delivery Gorillas exits four countries and lays off 300

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Robotic rehabilitation glove wins Microsoft’s 20th Imagine Cup for student inventors

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is something I look forward to every year. The students and young entrepreneurs who submit their extremely early-stage projects to this global competition are like the se

DDG has a tracker blocking carve-out linked to Microsoft contract

DuckDuckGo, the self-styled “internet privacy company” — which, for years, has built a brand around a claim of non-tracking web search and, more recently, launched its own ‘pri
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