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Miles, the app that offers rewards for traveling, expands to Latin America and Europe

These should be trying times for an app whose sole purpose is to collect information on where people travel and reward them for sharing it. However, not only has Miles, the startup company founded by

Facebook tests the ability to share collections of curated content more publicly

Facebook’s Collections, which allow users to organize content found on Facebook — like posts, photos, videos and more — are now becoming more broadly shareable. The company says it&#

FirstMark Capital announces new funds with a fresh $650 million in investment capital

FirstMark Capital, the New York-based VC firm whose portfolio includes Shopify, Riot Games, Pinterest, Airbnb, InVision and more, has today announced the close of its two newest investment vehicles. F

We asked 12 Boston startups about their diversity efforts

It will take until 2085 for Black workers to reach the same hiring rate of white men in the industry today. For Latinos, it will take until 2045. And for women, it will take until 2070.

Pinterest has begun testing a new version of stories, called Story Pins, with US creators

The “Stories” format popularized by Snapchat is now commonly used across social platforms. Today, there are Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories and YouTube Stories, for example. Even Twitt

Fleksy rolls out an SDK for its AI keyboard

The developers behind Fleksy have launched an SDK for Android and iOS to scale demand for white labelling of their AI keyboard software which bakes in privacy-safe next-word prediction. Swipe-style i

Pinterest adds a ‘Shop’ tab to its Lens Camera search results to showcase matching in-stock products

As more retailers are bringing their products online via Pinterest, the company this morning is launching a new “Shop” tab in its Lens camera search results that will show the matching in-

A 12-year journey ends as Skimlinks is acquired by retail marketing platform Connexity

Connexity, a lead-gen platform for online retailers, has acquired Skimlinks, a U.K. platform for publishers to make money through affiliate links. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. According to Crun

Couchbase raises $105M Series G funding round

Couchbase, the Santa Clara-based company behind the eponymous NoSQL cloud database service, today announced that it has raised a $105 million all-equity Series G round “to expand product develop

Former Stitch Fix COO Julie Bornstein just took the wraps off her app-only e-commerce startup, The Yes

After teasing the launch of their new startup last year, e-commerce veteran Julie Bornstein and her technical co-founder, Amit Aggarwal, are today launching The Yes, a women’s shopping platform

ChromaCode’s tech to boost COVID-19 testing gets Bill Gates’s backing

Boasting a technology that can dramatically increase the capacity of existing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing used to identify people infected with COVID-19 and other illnesses, ChromaCode ha

Microsoft Edge gets a Pinterest integration, sidebar search and automatic profile switching

Microsoft’s Edge browser is getting a bunch of new features soon. Some of these are for casual users while others are aimed at business users, IT admins and developers, but they all demonstrate

Several major iOS apps crashing at launch due to Facebook SDK issues

A number of popular apps including Spotify, GroupMe, Pinterest and TikTok were fielding user iOS crash reports Wednesday evening, the result of an apparent issues with Facebook’s SDK according t

Pinterest rolls out new board features including notes, dates and section suggestions

Pinterest is introducing new features that make it easier for those planning recipes, virtual events and other quarantine activities. These include the ability to add a date or notes to a board as wel

The great unicorn retreat

Today we're taking stock of what's happening to a number of unicorns, both public and private.

Tech stocks open lower ahead of another busy earnings week

The optimism that confounded many in April may be slipping in May, as stocks fell during Friday’s trading session and are down again this morning. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite is off 0.55% th

Equity Monday: Intel covets Moovit, two early stage rounds, and Uber’s earnings

Good morning and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a jumpstart for your week. Equity had a busy last few days, so to help you catch up: Friday’s episode was a lot of fun (Duolingo,

Extra Crunch Live: Join Precursor’s Charles Hudson for a Q&A this Thursday

The new Extra Crunch Live series is taking flight this week. Today we’re talking to Cowboy Ventures’ Aileen Lee and Ted Wang. This Thursday we’re keeping the parade of well-known inv

COVID-19 symptom self-reporting app from startup Zoe and academic partners expands to the US

If you want to contribute to efforts to better understand and contain the COVID-19 pandemic, and you’re based in the U.S., you can do a lot with very little effort by downloading a free iOS and

Facebook ships an experimental app for couples

Today, Facebook quietly released a new app for couples. Called Tuned, the new release is a multimedia messaging app designed to help significant others communicate. The app is available for download i
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