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The perils of the platforms of paranoia

Nextdoor has become ground zero for the spread of many rumors, hoaxes and unfounded allegations.

Nextdoor launches new ‘Assistant’ feature powered by OpenAI’s ChatGPT

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor is introducing new features powered by generative AI, the company announced on Tuesday. Most notably, Nextdoor is launching a new “Assistant” feature

Nextdoor and Vote.org partner to increase voter turnout for US midterms

Nextdoor is partnering with Vote.org to encourage people to participate in the U.S. midterm elections this November, the company announced on Wednesday. The neighborhood social network says the partne

This Week in Apps: Twitter’s edit button, BeReal clones, Trump’s Truth Social gets blocked

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. Global app spending reached $65 billion in th

Daily Crunch: Nvidia chips become collateral damage in new US sanctions targeting China

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Facebook is shutting down its Nextdoor clone next month, following tests in the US and Canada

Meta today confirmed it’s shutting down Neighborhoods, its Nextdoor clone launched last year to standardize the way neighbors connect and share local news and information on Facebook. While typi

Amazon-owned MGM makes a viral video show with surveillance footage from Amazon-owned Ring

MGM (which is owned by Amazon) is making a viral video show based on footage from Ring security cameras (also owned by Amazon). The syndicated television show, “Ring Nation,” is poised to

Women are leaving VC firms and creating a new class of emerging investors

Over the past year, numerous notable women investors have left their roles at established firms to launch funds of their own.

Nextdoor beats expectations in first earnings report since going public last year

Today after the bell, locally focused social network Nextdoor reported its fourth-quarter earnings. The company combined with a SPAC last November, making today its first quarterly report since going

Daily Crunch: India’s Central Bank says cryptocurrency ‘may even be worse’ than Ponzi schemes

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Nextdoor revamps with new profiles, feed and more community-building features

Neighborhood social network Nextdoor is revamping its product. The changes, which aim to simplify the app and promote better relationships between neighbors, follow last year’s hire of Nextdoor&

OneRoof raises $1.25M to build a hyper-localized Nextdoor

As urban rental markets recover and people flock back to cities, people are once again finding themselves with plenty of new neighbors in communities that are trying to embrace a renewed vibrancy of p

Software supply chain platform Cloudsmith raises $15M Series A led by Tiger Global

Cloudsmith, a cloud platform for software supply chain management, has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global, which it claims is the largest-ever Series A funding round in No

Mmhmm, it’s the most ridiculous story we’ve ever heard

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. Danny and Alex were on deck this week, with Grace on the recordi

Nextdoor’s SPAC investor deck paints a picture of sizable scale and sticky users

The company kicks off with a note that it has 27 million weekly active users and claims users in around one in three U.S. households. The argument, then, is that Nextdoor has scale.

Not on Nextdoor? You can still grab your neighbors’ stuff on Free Finds

Nextdoor, the app that helps neighbors connect, launched a new feature called Free Finds today, which will help people browse the free items available in their neighborhoods. Since the start of 2020,

Facebook launches Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone

Facebook is launching a new section of its app designed to connect neighbors and curate neighborhood-level news. The new feature, predictably called Neighborhoods, is available now in Canada and will

Facebook is working on Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone based on local groups

Using social networks to connect with neighbors and local services has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic, and Facebook — with 2.7 billion users globally — is now looking at how it can ta

Pickle app puts on users, as millennials/Gen Z latch onto location apps to fight COVID lockdowns

As the coming of winter, combined with the coronavirus, continues to put new restrictions on peoples’ movements, location-based apps are on the rise again. People are looking to find out who is clos

Tech Is Not Neutral campaign urges companies to stop working with law enforcement agencies

There are a number of tech companies that either directly work with law enforcement agencies, or supply their tech to them. Amazon’s doorbell camera company Ring has partnered with more than 1,3
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