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As SEC files motion to freeze Binance assets, crypto market remains green

A day after the SEC filed 13 charges against Binance and CEO Changpeng Zhao, as well as BAM Trading and BAM Management, it has requested a temporary restraining order to freeze assets for all of the p

Sorry, but Apple’s Vision Pro isn’t for you

We’ve never met. We’ve never talked. And still, I feel confident telling you that the Vision Pro isn’t for you. At the end of the day, it’s an odds game. You’re most people, and it’s there

Apple acquires Mira, a startup building lightweight AR hardware

Apple has acquired Mira, an augmented reality (AR) headset startup, for an undisclosed amount, according to The Verge. Founded by entrepreneur Ben Taft in 2016 and based in Los Angeles, Mira has been

Instabase lands $45M investment to help companies automate document processing

Instabase, a startup providing an apps platform that can be used to understand and analyze “unstructured” data, today announced that it raised $45 million in a Series C round led by Tribe

A Waymo self-driving car killed a dog in ‘unavoidable’ accident

A Waymo robotaxi operating in autonomous mode struck and killed a small dog last month in San Francisco, according to an incident report filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The inc

How to approach customer discovery as an early-stage startup (and beyond)

Whether you’re pursuing customer number five, 50 or 500, the process of determining if there’s a fit remains largely the same.

Apple reveals its 2023 Apple Design Award winners

Apple has unveiled the winners of its 2023 Apple Design Awards at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference this week. Each year, the tech giant recognizes a dozen apps and games across six categorie

Firefly targets August for NASA CubeSat launch

Firefly Aerospace is now targeting August to launch a batch of CubeSats for NASA, rather than July, in what is shaping up to be a busy summer for the small launch company. Firefly disclosed the new la

Incube wants to bring ‘daylight’ to apartment buildings

For anyone designing an office space or learning environment, there’s lots of available research on the best types of lighting setups to help with concentration and productivity in conjunction with

Netflix announces LEGO mobile game and a daily version of Cut the Rope

Netflix announced Tuesday two new mobile games coming soon to the platform — the LEGO-themed strategy battle game LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed and a puzzle adventure game called Paper Trail. Addi

Instagram might be working on an AI chatbot

Instagram may be working on an AI chatbot, according to images leaked by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi. According to the leaks, which reflect in-progress app developments that may or may not ship,

You need to add some friction to your growth funnel

One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to UX is that we must eliminate as many questions and barriers as possible.

Apple’s new TipKit will help developers teach people how to use their apps

Apple is introducing a new developer toolkit that will make it easier to introduce users to their mobile apps by showing them tips on how to get started. Typically, developers have to design their own

Apple Fitness+ is getting a new Custom Plans feature that creates personalized workout schedules

Apple Fitness+ is getting new Custom Plans and Audio Focus features with the launch of iOS 17 this fall, the tech giant has announced. Custom Plans is a new way to receive a unique workout or meditati

70% of HBO Max subs have moved over to rebranded Max service

In the first week of Warner Bros. Discovery (WBD) launching Max (formerly HBO Max), 70% of existing HBO Max subscribers transitioned to the new streaming service, which bundles Discovery+ content. Max

TechCrunch+ roundup: 10 questions to ask a VC, AI and antitrust, Japan investor survey

Founders need to know whether the people they're getting into business with understand how to operate during a downturn.

Microsoft to pay $20M settlement for illegally collecting children’s personal data

Microsoft will pay $20 million to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission accusing the tech giant of illegally collecting the personal information of children without their parents&#821

Apple redesigns its Shortcuts app in iOS 17 to be easier to use

Apple is making its Shortcuts app simpler to use with iOS 17. The app, which allows power users to create automations for their favorite apps, will receive an updated user interface, making it easier

SEC Chair Gensler lambasts crypto industry after agency charges Binance, Coinbase

The SEC filed separate lawsuits against Binance and Coinbase this week and the agency's Chair Gary Gensler shared his thoughts on the charges.

Life insurance startup Getlife becomes Life5 and raises $10.7M

Spanish startup Life5 has raised its third funding round and has been growing nicely since my previous post. The company also has a new name — it used to be called Getlife. In addition to its home c
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