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Max Q: Grounded

Welcome to Max Q. By the time you read this, we'll be less than 24 hours away from the release of the first images captured by James Webb Space Telescope.

Starlink on your yacht, so hot

Having conquered orbit, SpaceX’s next venue seems to be the high seas, through a special yacht-focused sub-brand of its satellite internet service called Starlink Maritime. The idea of satellite

It sounds like Elon Musk is still trying to get out of his own Twitter deal

According to a new report from The Washington Post that relies heavily on anonymous sources, the world’s richest man is still looking for a way out of a $44 billion deal of his own making. The P

Most startups were overvalued before 2021, and now it’s causing problems

In a normalizing market like this one, once-inflated valuations can become a big problem, particularly for founders, employees and early investors.

OK, whose rocket just hit the moon?

You know you’re living in the space age when a rocket hits the moon, and the industry as a whole points to the sky and, like an angry teacher holding up a paper airplane, asks “Who launche

Formerly rich NFT buyers party through the pain

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about infinite pessimism in the crypto markets. This week, we’re talking about parties and tattoos and booze and fun. If you want to get this

Twitter is bringing back its long-lost Chirp Developer Conference in November

As Twitter continues to woo developers back to its platform, the company today announced the return of its developer conference, Chirp. The event was first held in 2010 but was then canceled the very

Max Q: Space ‘Xed

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. This issue is very, very, very SpaceX heavy. Depending on how you feel about the company, you'll either love or hate it!

Another brutal week for crypto and crypto companies

Hi all! Welcome back to Week in Review, the newsletter where we recap the most read stories to cross TechCrunch over the last week. Our goal: If you’ve had a busy few days, you should be able to

SpaceX said to have fired employees behind company-wide letter criticizing Elon Musk

SpaceX moved quickly to terminate at least some of the employees involved in the open letter circulated through the company’s internal communications system this past Wednesday, The New York Tim

In all-hands Twitter call, Elon Musk fields questions about free speech and bots

As Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an all-hands Q&A meeting, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO provided some more details about his plans for the social platform. When Musk firs

Daily Crunch: SpaceX employees blast Musk’s tweets as a ‘source of distraction and embarrassment’

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Dogecoin investor sues Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX for $258 billion

The crypto sell-off of the past several weeks has erased hundreds of billions of dollars in paper gains and is leaving plenty of had-been crypto millionaires looking for something else to hold on to.

Elon Musk tells Twitter employees he wants to be involved in product

In a company-wide Twitter call today, presumptive buyer Elon Musk answered questions from “tweeps” for the first time. Will the Tesla and SpaceX CEO’s $44 billion offer to buy Twitte

SpaceX internal open letter seeks condemnation of Elon Musk’s tweets

SpaceX employees have posted an open letter to the company’s internal communication system asking leadership at the company to implement a number of measures, with the stated aim of ensuring tha

Max Q: Alien encounters

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. In this issue: A micrometeoroid ping heard around the galaxy; SpaceX cargo resupply delay; News from Rocket Lab, United Launch Alliance, and more

FAA releases final assessment of SpaceX’s Starbase and Starship program, requires changes

The Federal Aviation Administration on Monday published its highly anticipated environmental assessment of SpaceX’s Starbase launch site in Boca Chica, Texas, and the Starship launch program, wi

Yahoo appoints six new board members, including Jessica Alba

Yahoo announced six new members of its board of directors today, about a year after the internet brand was acquired by private equity firm Apollo for $5 billion [Disclosure: TechCrunch is part of Yaho

Twitter will hand over internal data to soothe Musk’s bot fears

Elon Musk’s wishes for more information about Twitter bots might just get granted. Twitter is planning to offer its presumptive buyer its full “firehose,” or a comprehensive stream o

Max Q: Mines and metals

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. There is SO much news this week, so let's dive in. In this issue: Astroforge's asteroid mining ambitions, Boeing's Starliner comes home, and more
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