Bipartisan Senate bill would ban social media algorithms for minors
In a bipartisan effort to “protect kids from harm,” an unlikely cohort of senators introduced a bill that would restrict minors’ access to social media, as well as ban companies from using a
Is the future of the microchip industry going to be Made in America?
With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also aspire to reduce their reliance on imported chips.
How digital health startups are navigating the post-Roe legal landscape
As state laws shift and abortion bans go into effect across the United States, companies are still trying to find ways to provide care while reimagining what healthcare should include.
Facebook avoids a service shutdown in Europe for now
Facebook has avoided the risk of being forced to shut down its service in Europe this summer as a result of the latest twist in a long-running data protection complaint saga that relates to a clash be
Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…
If blockchain, cryptocurrency, decentralized finance (DeFi) and web3 get your entrepreneurial motor running, do not miss our TC Sessions: Crypto daylong deep dive on November 17 in Miami. We have spec
Dear Sophie: Which immigration options are best for a decentralized team in the US?
We just raised a $20 million Series A, and we need to hire more engineers to fully develop our product. We’re excited about being decentralized — which immigration options are best for us?
The DOJ is reportedly prepping an antitrust suit against Google over its ad business
The Department of Justice is preparing a second major antitrust suit against Google, according to new reporting by Bloomberg. The DOJ could sue Google “as soon as next month,” according to
Biden signs CHIPS bill in bid to supercharge US semiconductor production
After initial setbacks with its earlier iteration, the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 sailed through both chambers of Congress early this week. The bill, which held uncharacteristically broad bipartisa
Snapchat officially introduces parental controls through a new ‘Family Center’ feature
Snapchat today is rolling out its first set of parental controls, after announcing last October it was developing tools that would allow parents to gain better visibility into how their teens used the
That big climate bill might actually make a difference
It’s not perfect, but it’s a major step, one that could restore confidence in global climate agreements.
DuckDuckGo removes carve-out for Microsoft tracking scripts after securing policy change
A few months on from a tracking controversy hitting privacy-centric search veteran, DuckDuckGo, the company has announced it’s been able to amend terms with Microsoft, its search syndication par
Tutanota cries antitrust foul over Microsoft Teams blocking sign-ups for its email users
Microsoft is being called out for blocking users of the end-to-end encrypted email service Tutanota from registering an account with its cloud-based collaboration platform, Teams, if they try to do th
India says Vivo’s local unit evaded over $280M in import tax
India’s anti-smuggling agency said that phone-vendor Vivo’s local unit had evaded customs duty of over $280 million, roughly a month after the country’s anti-money laundering agency
Sensitive data ruling by Europe’s top court could force broad privacy reboot
A ruling put out yesterday by the European Union’s top court could have major implications for online platforms that use background tracking and profiling to target users with behavioral ads or
French iOS developers file antitrust suit over Apple’s App Store fees
Apple is facing yet another antitrust lawsuit over its App Store fees, this time filed by a group of French iOS app developers who are suing the tech giant in its home state of California. The plainti
The passage of the CHIPS Act could launch another US startup renaissance
Intel's choice to build a $20 billion chip fabrication facility in Columbus, Ohio, along with the passage of the CHIPS Act, could set the stage for a startup ecosystem boost.
CHIPS Act passes House on way to Biden signing
Following a strong showing of bipartisan support in the Senate, the CHIPS Act staved off last minute attempts by the GOP House leadership to derail its passage. Congress’ lower chamber approved the
Venture investors shrug at proposed changes to US carried interest taxation
Will a change to the U.S. carried interest loophole have a material impact on how capital is invested into startups?
Big Tech’s push to self-regulate harmful content in New Zealand is ‘weak attempt to preempt regulation’, critics say
Big technology companies including Facebook’s parent Meta and Google have signed a pact to self-regulate themselves over harmful content shared across digital platforms in New Zealand. The move
TechCrunch+ roundup: Early-stage fundraising revisited, fractional hiring, HR tech boom
Right now, it will take longer to raise less money that will value your company lower than you hoped. But if you’re launching a startup aiming to get rich, you’re already on the wrong track.