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  • MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

    MoviePass drops pricing to under $7 per month, if you opt for the annual plan

    MoviePass, the subscription service that lets consumers pay a monthly fee to see unlimited movies in theaters across the U.S., is slashing its prices yet again. The company announced today it’s now offering its service for $6.95 per month, down from the current price of $9.95 per month, when customers commit to a one-year subscription plan. That works out to a flat fee of $89.95… Read More

  • Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart plans to pilot test the new Tesla Semi

    Walmart says that it intends to be among the first companies to pilot Tesla’s new all-electric Semi heavy-duty truck. The retailer told CNBC that it’s “excited to be among the first” to test the new vehicle, and to see how it might help them achieve “long-term sustainability goals” including decreasing their overall emissions footprint. The retailer will… Read More

  • Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480M

    Food delivery upstart Deliveroo adds $98M to its Series F, now totals $480M

    The food-delivery-on-demand space continues to heat up in Europe. Today, Deliveroo, the London-based startup that at the end of September announced a Series F of $385 million at a valuation of over $2 billion, today announced it is adding another $98 million into the round, led by T. Rowe Price Associates and Fidelity Management & Research Company. The brings the total amount in the round… Read More

  • Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

    Stitch Fix gets a pop in its public trading debut

    Stitch Fix revised where it would price its IPO lower last night ahead of trading, and it looks like it helped approach the right sweet spot as a result when it made its debut today. The company saw around a 15% pop in its stock when it began trading this morning — the benchmark companies tend to look to hit when they go public is around 20% — and fell around the lower bounds of… Read More

  • Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

    Watch Tesla’s new Roadster show off its record-breaking speed

    Tesla has delivered the ultimate fan car – a revamped version of its original Roadster, with crazy fast acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0 to 100 mph times of only 4.2 seconds, a top speed north of 250 mph and 621 miles of estimated range on a single charge. There’s nothing quite like seeing the car peel out in person, which I got a chance to do at the Tesla… Read More

  • Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

    Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

    Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It has acquired online music studio startup Soundtrap, the company announced via a blog post this morning. The three year-old company, based in Stockholm, is the maker of a freemium (paid and free) cloud-based, collaborative music and podcast recording studio that… Read More

  • Equity podcast: Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

    Equity podcast: Musical.ly, Bumble, SendGrid and not Uber

    Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week, the crew — Katie Roof and Alex Wilhelm — were joined by David Pakman, a partner at Venrock, who helped us dig through the news. And news there was. We first dug into the big Musical.ly deal, working to understand why the company was… Read More

  • ‘Justice League’ looks ugly and rushed, but I liked it anyway

    ‘Justice League’ looks ugly and rushed, but I liked it anyway

    Justice League, the DC cinematic universe’s answer to The Avengers, is finally here. It comes at the end of a terrific year for superhero movies. Logan was genuinely great, while Wonder Woman‘s success should have demolished any lingering Hollywood skepticism about action movies directed by and starring women. Plus, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Thor: Ragnarok were pretty… Read More

  • Why now is the time to join Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin

    Why now is the time to join Startup Alley at Disrupt Berlin

    (Hint: Free stuff) TechCrunch Disrupt is coming to Arena Berlin on 4-5 December, and we’re looking for a few more rockstar startups to be a part of our massive menagerie of innovation, Startup Alley. If you’ve never been to a Disrupt before, Startup Alley is where hundreds of early-stage companies (who have raised less than $2.5m and are less than 2 years old) showcase their… Read More

  • Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

    Hours before launch, EA strips micro-transactions from ‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’

    Just hours before the full launch of Battlefront II, Electronic Arts has announced that they’re removing in-game micro-transactions entirely from the title for the time being as they look to rethink their pricing strategy. What drove EA to take micro-transactions out of one of the company’s biggest releases this year? A backlash that was rippling through the online gaming community… Read More

  • Romain-Jerome builds a Batman watch that tells you your time is up, bat

    Romain-Jerome builds a Batman watch that tells you your time is up, bat

    Watchmaker Romain-Jerome has announced a new Batman-themed watch that looks like something Bruce Wayne would wear to the club. The watch, which is based on R-J’s Skylab design, features a meticulous reproduction of a map of Gotham City cut into the rear sapphire glass and a glowing Bat Signal that lights up in the dark and/or in times of danger. R-J is famous for making high-end watches… Read More

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