Ukraine war

Ukraine lines up 10,000 more Starlink terminals as funding issues are ‘resolved’

The knotty issue of how Ukraine’s now-critical Starlink satellite internet should be paid for has been at least temporarily resolved, according to the country’s minister for digital transf

Starlink isn’t a charity, but the Ukraine war isn’t a business opportunity

What appeared earlier this year to be a selfless act of technotopianism, the widespread deployment of Starlink terminals in Ukraine, has soured as SpaceX and governments disagree on who ultimately sho

What happened when this entrepreneur put her startup on hold to help Ukraine, and told VCs to donate

When Russia invaded her home country of Ukraine, U.K.-based tech entrepreneur Irra Ariella Khi, co-founder of Zamna, set up a fundraising page to directly support people inside Ukraine. Khi’s father

Meta reports takedowns of influence ops targeting US midterms, Ukraine war

Another bit of self-reporting from Meta today vis-a-vis internal efforts to identify and shut down political disinformation networks operating on its social platforms (aka “coordinated, inauthen

Yandex’s sale of News and Zen to VK completes

Russian search giant Yandex has confirmed the completion of the sale of two of its flagship media properties, News and Zen, to local social media giant, VK, following regulatory approvals. As we repor

More venture funds are betting on Central and Eastern Europe

Startup founders in Central and Eastern Europe will soon have more dry powder to chase.

5 reasons why Ukraine’s fintech sector is growing despite war

Despite the hurdles of war, the Ukrainian fintech community is working to create better infrastructure and regulation for the country.

Yandex shifts focus to ya.ru as it heads for media exit in Russia

TechCrunch has learned that Russia search giant Yandex is to switch from using yandex.ru as its main front page for Russian-speaking users to ya.ru — a less trafficked domain it’s owned si

6 reasons to invest in startups from Ukraine

For more than three months, Ukraine has been at war with Russia. That might look like a red flag from an investor's perspective, but everything is not so black and white in the country's tech sector.

US, UK and EU blame Russia for ‘unacceptable’ Viasat cyberattack

The U.S., U.K. and EU have formally blamed the Russian government for the February cyberattack against satellite communications provider Viasat, which triggered outages across central and eastern Euro

DJI suspends sales in Ukraine and Russia

The Russia-Ukraine war is far from the first time DJI has has come under fire for policy decisions. But the Shenzhen-based drone giant is trying its best to stay away from any implication that it migh

Yandex signs deal with VK to sell its media products, News and Zen

In further fallout from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Yandex, the company that’s sometimes referred to as the ‘Google of Russia,’ has signed a term sheet to sell its media divi

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An inside look at a Ukrainian fintech startup adapting to life during wartime

Ukrainian IT did not break down — it shrank a little, but it is standing firm, providing employment to people, paying taxes, organizing humanitarian help and assisting the Ukrainian army.

Ukraine disrupts attempt by Russian hackers to take down energy provider

The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine (CERT-UA) has disrupted an attempt by Sandworm, a hacking group known to work for Russia’s military intelligence, to take down a Ukrainian energy

Intel suspends operations in Russia 

A month after stopping shipments to customers in Russia and Belarus, Intel has now suspended all business operations in Russia.  In a statement, the company said, “Intel continues to join the globa

Tech workers describe detentions and interrogations as they flee Russia

Russia's interrogation of fleeing tech workers became commonplace after the war in Ukraine began. One Russian said his devices were taken away at the border: "Let's leave the motherland’s secrets in

The Station: Running a startup in war-torn Ukraine, Tier goes on a shopping spree and Tesla breaks a new EV delivery record

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

3 things you can do right now to support Ukraine’s IT sector

As members of the global tech community, we are uniquely positioned to help Ukraine at this critical juncture. Here are three ways you can pitch in.

Biden’s answer to high gas prices is to boost US battery production

President Joe Biden will trigger the Defense Production Act to secure U.S. sources of critical minerals and materials like lithium, nickel, cobalt, graphite and manganese that are used to make batter
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