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Yesterday marked four years since Sonos unveiled its long-awaited portable, Move. The $399 speaker got mostly good marks as the company’s first swipe at the category. There were, of course,…

Sonos’ Move portable speaker gets a sequel

Here’s a dirty little secret: Consumer electronics can be boring sometimes. Hardware scaling is hard and people love the familiar, both things that have a tendency to disincentive adventurous product…

Sony’s modular speaker system is a clever and portable take on the home theater

When you say portable speakers, most people think about cheap Bluetooth speakers that you can easily put in your backpack when you’re going to the park. But Devialet has something…

Devialet launches a high-end portable speaker

French startup Devialet has raised a new $50 million (€50 million) funding round from two existing investors — Crédit Mutuel Equity and Bpifrance’s Large Venture fund — and a new…

High-end speaker manufacturer Devialet raises $50 million

Today, Roku announced the launch of new and updated devices, the 2022 version of the Roku Express streaming player and a new product called Roku Wireless Bass, alongside its latest…

Roku reveals an upgraded Roku Express streaming player and a smaller subwoofer

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…

This Week in Apps: Apple’s event brings a ‘Dynamic Island,’ new widgets and iOS 16

Three years after announcing the first AirPods Pro, the company has finally launched its upgrade, the second-generation AirPods Pro today at the “Far Out” event with a new H2 chip…

Apple launches the new AirPods Pro with improved battery life and noise cancelation

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Glambook recently raised $2.5 million at a $12 million valuation, and I managed to talk it into letting me share its full pitch deck with you to see how the…

Pitch Deck Teardown: Glambook’s $2.5 million seed deck

Frugal founders and savvy shoppers take heed. TechCrunch Disrupt, which takes place in person on October 18–20 — and online October 21 — can be a serious boon to your…

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For founders looking to foray into the world of decentralization, it’s all too easy to become distracted from core business objectives by shiny new buzzwords.

An actionable framework for founders bridging into web3

We’re on the brink of our first deep dive into climate tech at TC Sessions: Climate & The Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals on June 14 in Berkeley, California.…

Check out the roundtables at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

TechCrunch Live is thrilled to shine the spotlight on Columbus, Ohio. On June 1, our crew is virtually heading to Columbus to explore the region’s growing startup ecosystem. We have…

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We can’t wait to see you all in Berkeley, California on June 14 at TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals). That’s still slightly more…

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From the minds behind TechCrunch comes a brand-new TC Sessions event dedicated to the climate crisis. Leading scientists, entrepreneurs, VCs and more will gather on June 14 at UC Berkeley…

Announcing the agenda for TechCrunch Sessions: Climate

Whether you’re an early-stage startup founder, scientist, developer, investor or other visionary climate innovator, you can’t afford to miss out on the abundant opportunities at  TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring…

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The future of humanity itself is at stake, and that’s the driving thesis behind TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (presented by Extreme Tech Challenge), which takes place in person on June…

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Meet the Devialet Dione, a brand new speaker from high-end speaker manufacturer Devialet. With this new product, the company is entering a new market — home cinema sound systems. The…

Disappointed with subpar soundbars, Devialet releases high-end soundbar

Chinese startup Rokid has been through a few stages of transformation over its eight years of existence, and it’s recently raised some new funding to stay afloat. The Temasek-backed company…

China’s AR company Rokid closes $160M Series C to expand globally

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Apple execs on developing Mac Studio and Studio Display for the other pros

The seeds of the Mac Studio were planted 5 years ago next month when, in a rare candid admission of misstep, Apple said it was pushing the reset button on the Mac Pro. Having painted itself into a “thermal corner,” Apple realized that it had to burn down the architecture it created and start anew. …

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Apple execs on developing Mac Studio and Studio Display for the other pros

It’s going to take a whole lot more than electric cars and plant-based foods to change the course of climate change, the most critical, existential crisis in human history. Climate…

Climate tech steps into the spotlight at TC Sessions: Climate 2022

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! I’ve taken the last few weeks to unwind and ensure that my 2022 hot takes are as scorching as possible, or…

Apple’s biggest scandal of 2022 is already happening

This morning, dozens of warehouse workers at two Amazon facilities near Chicago staged a pre-Christmas walkout during the busiest time of the year to demand better treatment and higher wages.…

Amazon workers at two Chicago warehouses walk out to demand better treatment

Audio startup Syng has been building on quite a bit more hype than the average fresh hardware startup, largely because of the team behind it. Founder and CEO Chris Stringer…

Ex-Apple designer’s ultra-premium audio hardware startup Syng raises $48.75 million

Weeks after Amazon introduced an updated Fire TV lineup that included, for the first time, its own TVs, Roku today is announcing its own competitive products in a race to…

Roku debuts new Streaming Stick 4K bundles, software update with voice and mobile features

On October 27, less than two fast-moving months away, we’re hosting TC Sessions: SaaS 2021, our first event focused exclusively on the software-as-a-service ecosystem. SaaS — the de facto business…

Check out who’s coming to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021

A London-headquartered startup called LOVE, valued at $17 million following its pre-seed funding, aims to redefine how people stay in touch with close family and friends. The company is launching…

LOVE unveils a modern video messaging app with a business model that puts users in control

Apple recently began a research study designed to collect speech data from study participants. Earlier this month, the company launched on the App Store a new iOS app called “Siri…

Apple launches a new iOS app, ‘Siri Speech Study,’ to gather feedback for Siri improvements

Twitter is rolling out changes to its newly rebuilt API that will allow third-party developers to build tools and other solutions specifically for its audio chatroom product, Twitter Spaces. The…

Twitter adds support for Twitter Spaces to its rebuilt API

Fleets weren’t long for this world, but Twitter’s product teams aren’t slowing down on bringing new stuff to Spaces, the company’s own take on audio rooms. Twitter introduced Spaces in…

Twitter Spaces now let you invite co-hosts