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Nothing US fans waiting for the company’s first phone will get nothing

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei’s new company Nothing will not be bringing its first phone — the Phone (1) — to the U.S. The firm said that at the moment “a limited number of our private c

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

Multiverse nabs $220M at a $1.7B valuation to expand its tech apprenticeship platform

We’ve been tracking a worrying trend of layoffs in the technology industry, but that is not the full story. There is, concurrently, a wave of organizations that are also in the process of traini

Paddle, the company that wants to take on Apple in IAP, raises $200M at a $1.4B valuation to supercharge SaaS payments

Software as a service has become the default for how organizations adopt and use apps these days, thanks to advances in cloud computing and networking, and the flexibility of pay-as-you-use models tha

Salesforce and Twitter are both lucky their purported $20B deal failed in 2016

What if history gone a bit differently and Salesforce had bought Twitter in 2016? We spoke to some analysts who cover the CRM industry to get their thoughts.

AR glasses maker Nreal nabs $200M funding in 12 months

China’s augmented reality startup Nreal is on a roll. The company, which hopes to bring AR to the masses by making bright-color, lightweight smart glasses, has just received $60 million in a Se

This Week in Apps: Apps blocking Russia, Walmart adds virtual try-on, Netflix’s trivia game

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. The app industry continues to grow, with a re

Here are the best and worst 2022 Super Bowl tech ads

What’s more illustrative of American capitalism than that day-after water cooler chat about the advertisements we saw during the Super Bowl? From food delivery apps to phones that were shockingl

On Meta’s ‘regulatory headwinds’ and adtech’s privacy reckoning

What does Meta/Facebook’s favorite new phrase to bandy around in awkward earnings calls — as it warns of “regulatory headwinds” cutting into its future growth — actually

GM’s BrightDrop brings on Walmart as new EV customer as FedEx ups existing order

General Motors’ commercial electric vehicle unit BrightDrop has scored Walmart as a customer with a reservation of 5,000 e-delivery vans to help the retail giant reach a zero-emissions logistics

MainOne CEO Funke Opeke says Equinix is buying her company for the right price

The African tech scene woke up today to exciting news about the landmark acquisition of MainOne, one of the region’s most important and pivotal tech companies in the past decade, by Equinix, a U.S.

Playground launches in beta to help creators cultivate community

Launching today in beta, Playground is a social platform that seeks to help people discover and develop community while empowering creators to monetize their audience. For now, the beta is open to sel

Verizon partners with Amazon to offer satellite internet in rural areas

Amazon's 'Project Kuiper' internet satellites will be put to work expanding rural broadband coverage. Verizon is teaming with Amazon to improve fixed wireless internet access in rural areas in the US.

YouTube plans week-long live shopping event, following tests of livestream shopping with creators

YouTube announced earlier this year it would begin pilot testing livestream shopping with a handful of select creators. Now, the company is ready for a larger test of its live shopping platform, with

Verizon-owned cell network Visible confirms hackers accessed user accounts

Visible, a budget cellular carrier owned by Verizon, has confirmed that hackers accessed and charged user accounts. The incident, first reported by The Verge, came to light earlier this week after Vi

Hubilo picks up $125M to double down on building a more engaging platform for virtual and live events

Virtual became the norm for physical gatherings at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, and now, as many jet back into in-person meetings, some believe that the online version, at least in some form,

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney calls out Apple for promoting its services in the iPhone Settings screen

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, whose high-profile antitrust lawsuit against Apple is now under appeal, is today calling out the iPhone maker for giving itself access to an advertising slot its competitor

One Identity has acquired OneLogin, a rival to Okta and Ping in sign-on and identity access management

More consolidation is afoot in the world of cybersecurity, specifically around services to help organizations manage identity and access. Today, One Identity — which provides tools for managing

Apollo completes its $5B acquisition of Verizon Media, now known as Yahoo

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management this morning announced that it has completed its acquisition of Yahoo (formerly known as Verizon Media Group, itself formerly known as Oath) from Verizon.

Forbes jumps into hot media liquidity summer with a SPAC combo

Is it the most exciting debut? No. But it does highlight that with enough gumption, one can take a magazine business into the digital age and keep aggregate revenue growing. That's worth something.
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