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VCs at Freestyle, Plexo Capital and Sequoia join Startup Battlefield judges

VCs at Freestyle, Plexo Capital and Sequoia tapped to judge the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt.

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YouTube TV users can now subscribe to standalone networks without a base plan

YouTube TV launched a new option that allows subscribers to purchase add-on channels without subscribing to the Base pla...

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We’re all just a Hop, Skip and a Drive away from a better Hustle

Equity, TechCrunch's weekly startups and venture podcast, gets into the latest startup financing and trends from id...

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Arrival produces long-awaited battery-electric commercial van

Commercial EV startup Arrival produced its first battery-electric van at its Microfactory in Bicester, U.K.

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Astra brings on new CFO as it looks to scale launch and propulsion businesses

Space company Astra is bringing in Axel Martinez as its new CFO as it looks to navigate volatile capital markets.

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Social media a factor in death of UK schoolgirl, inquest finds

The inquest into the death of British schoolgirl, Molly Russell, has concluded that social media was a factor in her dem...

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Microsoft says two new Exchange zero-day bugs under active attack, but no immediate fix

The technology giant said the upcoming fix is on an “accelerated timeline."

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Everstores, an Open Store-style D2C Shopify aggregator out of Europe, emerges from stealth with €18 million

The funding will be used to continue investing in its data science and operational tools, and to buy up and consolidate...

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HSBC invests in Singapore’s customer intelligence and risk assessment startup

HSBC Asset Management has led a seed funding round of $4 million in Singapore’s customer intelligence and risk assessmen...

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TestGrid is a “one-stop shop” for testing apps at scale

Created by developer who needed to test apps at scale, TestGrid is an on-demand platform that lets users run tests on we...

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Uniswap Labs eyes over $100 million in new funding

Uniswap Labs, the parent firm of the popular eponymous decentralized protocol, is putting together a new round, sources...

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Amazon launches live commerce in India

Amazon has launched a QVC-style livestream shopping in India, bringing an army of influencers to host videos and sell pr...

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Why this Blizzard vet thinks the next killer web3 game will come from China

This year, around 3.2 billion people — or about 40% of the world’s population — will play games, with...

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SoftBank Vision Fund is reportedly laying off 30% of its workforce, or at least 150 employees

SoftBank Vision Fund is preparing to cut at least 150 employees, which would affect about 30% of its staff.

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GV aims to help build a company that can sniff out disease, literally

Alex Wiltschko has what he thinks is a big idea. He wants to build a company that digitizes scent, and Google's ven...

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Here are some of the cringiest revelations in the Elon Musk text dump

A trove of texts between Musk and his closest confidants is the latest document to surface out of the Elon Musk v. Twitt...

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Google Colaboratory launches a pay-as-you-go option, premium GPU access

Google has rolled out a pay-as-you-go, credits-based option for Colaboratory, its platform for data science and AI exper...

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mmhmm co-founders are building the great pyramid of hybrid work

Phil Libin comes onto the Found podcasts to talk about how he build mmhmm with hybrid work in mind.

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Truepill, a digital health unicorn, conducts fourth round of layoffs in 2022

Truepill has laid off its fourth round of employees this year, in the latest tech layoff update amid a volatile market.

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NASA and SpaceX are studying sending a private crew to boost Hubble’s orbit

NASA and SpaceX signed a new agreement to study the feasibility of sending a private crew to boost the orbit of the Hubb...

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Daily Crunch: Google to sunset Stadia in January 2023, will refund hardware purchases

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a...

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FCC rules satellites must deorbit within 5 years of ending mission

The FCC has approved a new orbital debris rule requiring satellites to be deorbited within five years of finishing their...

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House Democrats debut new facial recognition bill

The bill, if passed, would require police across the United States to first obtain a warrant before using facial recogni...

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The biggest moonshots from 500 Global’s latest Demo Day

VC firm 500 Global held a Demo Day showcasing a handful of its portfolio companies. Here's TechCrunch's top pi...

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Meta’s Make-A-Video AI achieves a new, nightmarish state of the art

Meta's Make-A-Video creates videos from text prompts, and it's impressive but... there's no other word fo...

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Twitter is adding a new TikTok-like full-screen video feature

Twitter is adding new features to make it easier for users to watch and discover videos on its platform, the social netw...

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Mark Zuckerberg tells Meta the company will freeze hiring and cut costs

After a decade of explosive growth, the company formerly known as Facebook is planning to freeze hiring and restructure...

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Despite its many troubles, the insurtech market is ‘far from dead,’ investors say

The insurtech market has had a rough time this past year, so we reached out to 8 investors to find out where insurtech i...

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8 investors weigh in on the state of insurtech in Q3 2022

Investors across North America and Europe agreed that while insurtech has suffered in the downturn, the sector is still...

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It’s a sprint, not a marathon

In this week's Actuator: we dissect recent Amazon and iRobot news, take a look at a running record and get down and...

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