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 2022-05-20 16:52 

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Luminar's Austin Russell: 'We probably shouldn't have existed' but lidar will drive next-gen safety anyway...

At TC Sessions: Mobility today, Luminar founder and CEO Austin Russell admitted that his now successful company was founded in hubris, but that a skeptical eye during peak lidar hype helped them focus on real markets. "It's no longer about some th...

 2022-05-20 16:51 

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As Klarna looks to raise more capital, is it cutting its valuation enough?...

No one likes a down round. They are dilutive, messy and demoralizing. But they are also miles better than not raising money and dying, so companies raise them when required....

 2022-05-20 16:40 

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Coca-Cola's attached bottle cap is rock bottom of hokey greenwashing...

If you really gave two shits about the environment, how about you lean on local governments and recycling infrastructure, and help make a difference that matters?...

 2022-05-20 15:30 

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Terra creator Do Kwon faces prosecutions in South Korea...

Do Kwon, the creator of the stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) and its sister token Luna, is facing legal prosecutions in South Korea over the collapse of the two coins that have wiped billions of dollars off investors around the world earlier this month. The Seou...

 2022-05-20 15:03 

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Galley Solutions turns kitchen chaos into recipe for streamlined operations...

The company's technology is a kitchen productivity tool that focuses on core recipe data, and the purchasing and inventory aspects stem from that....

 2022-05-20 14:51 

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How to earn a shot at $100,000 in equity-free funding at TechCrunch Disrupt...

Most folks enjoy a good how-to — they're useful, and they can make life a little easier. This is not a good how-to. This one's a life-changer. Just imagine what $100,000 of equity-free funding could do for your startup. This how-to begins he...

 2022-05-20 14:30 

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Fears grow for smaller nations after ransomware attack on Costa Rica escalates...

The Russia-linked ransomware gang demanded $20 million in ransom — and the overthrow of Costa Rica's elected government....

 2022-05-20 14:00 

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Look what's happening online today at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022...

Welcome to Online Day at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022! Opportunity knocks just as loud online as it does IRL, but this knock can be heard around the world. You'll find everything listed in the event agenda, but here's a quick rundown of what's i...

 2022-05-20 14:00 

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A Twitter Bot Wrote This...

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. The whole team was back together this week, which was pretty darn good as there was a lot to get through. Alex Wilhelm...

 2022-05-20 13:45 

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Luna Foundation Guard adviser says Do Kwon hasn't reached out since UST crash...

"The truth is, I found my information [about this situation] on Twitter like everyone else," Luna Foundation Guard adviser Jonathan Caras said....

 2022-05-20 11:44 

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COVID was the best thing for Kitty, as insurance apps for pets boom...

Technology turned out to be a boon for pets during the pandemic. Without ready access to vets, pet owners turned to mobile apps to keep track on their pet's health, often via educational content, and in some cases that was linked to insurance provider...

 2022-05-20 11:18 

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Leanplum acquired by Clevertap as retention marketing platforms consolidate...

CleverTap, a retention marketing platform which has raised $76.6M to date, is to fully acquire Bulgarian-originated but San Francisco-based Leanplum, a customer engagement platform which has raised $131.2M, for an undisclosed amount. The news was broken b...

 2022-05-19 22:59 

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 2022-05-19 22:58 

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 2022-05-19 22:15 

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Daily Crunch: 'Things don't look good': Y Combinator sends founders a 10-point survival strategy...

Thursday May 19, 2022, and it's the last day of our in-person Mobility event. Tomorrow we take the journey to the mean streets of the world wide web, and you can still join us virtually! — Haje and Christine The TechCrunch Top 3 Tl;dr: We know y...

 2022-05-19 22:10 

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Swyft Cities is the winner of the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility 2022 pitch-off!...

TechCrunch is excited to announce Swyft Cities won the TC Sessions: Mobility 2022 pitch-off, and is fast-tracked into the Battlefield 200. Beyond Aero is runner-up....

 2022-05-19 21:46 

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AI's role is poised to change monumentally in 2022 and beyond...

We are in the early days of what it's going to look like when we're supported by ambient computing tools all the time....

 2022-05-19 20:32 

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God of War: Ragnark sets a strong example for next-gen gaming accessibility options...

Sony and Microsoft have been rivals in gaming for decades, but one positive aspect that has come out of that recently is a renewed focus on accessibility that has seen both companies pushing the boundaries of how games can be played and by whom. It looks ...

 2022-05-19 20:30 

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Arrival unveils prototype of dedicated ride-hail vehicle at TC Sessions: Mobility...

Arrival, the U.K.-based commercial electric vehicle company, unveiled the first prototype of its purpose-built electric vehicle for ride-hailing on the TechCrunch Sessions: Mobility stage on Thursday. The company, which is perhaps best known for its poten...

 2022-05-19 20:05 

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A round, acquisition and revenue later, Bravado's sales network wants you to know it's #growing...

Sahil Mansuri, a sales guy, doesn't want his industry to be defined by sales guys. The founder began Bravado in 2017 to see what happens when you bring together sales professionals into an online community for trading notes, horror stories and secrets...

 2022-05-19 20:01 

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Snapchat's parental control features spotted in development...

Snapchat is preparing to introduce a new parental control feature dubbed "Family Center," which will allow parents to see who their teen is friends with on the app as well as who they've been messaging with over the past seven days, and more. ...

 2022-05-19 19:41 

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Pokmon Go trainers who use Amazon Prime can snag some bonus items...

Let's say we have a Venn diagram with two circles: Pokmon Go players and Amazon Prime members. If you fall in the middle, congrats! Here's 30 pokballs. Niantic's flagship Pokmon Go app has partnered with Prime Gaming and Prime Student to relea...

 2022-05-19 19:37 

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3 things to remember when diversifying your startup's cap table...

Making purposeful decisions on diversity and inclusion in the workplace goes beyond simply building your team....

 2022-05-19 19:17 

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Second-largest crypto exchange FTX expands its empire with launch of stock trading feature...

Sam Bankman-Fried's FTX crypto exchange will offer stocks and won't make money from controversial payment-for-order-flow tactic...

 2022-05-19 19:12 

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A blockchain billionaire's big bet...

Anita and Lucas discuss Sam Bankman-Fried's investment in Robinhood, Coinbase's hiring slowdown, and what's up with Terra's UST...

 2022-05-19 18:30 

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The lowdown on the slowdown...

Actuator is TechCrunch's weekly newsletter covering all things robotics. This week: Investor interest, slowed IPOs and 'general purpose' AI...

 2022-05-19 18:13 

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Belong secures $80M to take the pain out of rental property management...

Historically, the relationship between landlords and tenants can be a contentious one. At the same time, the experiences of managing a property, and renting one, are not always smooth. Belong, a startup that aims to address both these issues while giving ...

 2022-05-19 18:03 

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Class buys tech from its own founder's first edtech company for $210 million...

Before starting Class, a Zoom-friendly virtual instruction tool, Michael Chasen was the founder of Blackboard, one of the first cloud solutions for education on the market. While Class has some nods toward Chasen's previous gig — such as the abi...

 2022-05-19 17:59 

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Twitter will hide false tweets from high-profile accounts during times of crisis...

In its ongoing effort to combat misinformation about breaking news, Twitter is rolling out a crisis misinformation policy....

 2022-05-19 17:30 

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North American and European insurtechs are recalibrating after a blockbuster 2021...

Let's explore insurtech activity in both North America and Europe, compare recent results and look ahead to what could be coming....

 2022-05-19 17:30 

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Netflix continues accessibility push with badges for audio and subtitle descriptions...

Netflix is expanding its audio descriptions, subtitles, and dubbing in dozens of languages, doubling down on an effort that has been both helpful and successful. Shows will now also feature badges so that users can easily see whether those options are ava...

 2022-05-19 17:10 

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TikTok is gearing up for games, including interactive minigames for TikTok LIVE...

TikTok is already one of the world's fastest-growing social media platforms, where it's even overtaken YouTube on watch time in select markets and sports over 1 billion monthly active users. Now, the company is looking to expand the range of activ...

 2022-05-19 17:05 

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WhatsApp ramps up revenue with global launch of Cloud API and soon, a paid tier for its Business App...

WhatsApp is continuing its push into the business market with today's news it's launching the WhatsApp Cloud API to all businesses worldwide. Introduced into beta testing last November, the new developer tool is a cloud-based version of the WhatsA...

 2022-05-19 17:00 

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Announcing the early-stage startups exhibiting at TC Sessions: Climate 2022...

Examining the role that technology and startups play in fighting climate change is the raison d'tre for TC Sessions: Climate 2022 (featuring the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals), which takes place on June 14 at UC Berkeley (with an online da...

 2022-05-19 16:47 

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Tune in tomorrow for Online Day at TC Sessions: Mobility...

The two in-person days of TC Sessions: Mobility may almost be in the rearview mirror, but we're not done yet. We still have plenty of Mobility action and opportunity waiting for you at our online event tomorrow, May 20. Here's a quick look at what...

 2022-05-19 16:39 

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Netflix launches a new 'Mystery Box' feature to help kids discover new content...

Netflix is introducing a new "Mystery Box" feature aimed at helping kids discover new movies and TV shows, the company announced on Thursday. The new feature, which is similar to a shuffle button based on your preferences, is rolling out globally ...

 2022-05-19 16:30 

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DOJ says it will no longer prosecute good-faith hackers under CFAA...

The policy change comes a year after the Supreme Court limited the scope of U.S. federal computer hacking laws....

 2022-05-19 15:42 

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Top three takeaways from Nuro's session at TC Sessions: Mobility...

Jiajun Zhu, CEO of autonomous robot company Nuro, discussed how Nuro aims to revolutionize commercial autonomous delivery, onstage during TC Sessions: Mobility....

 2022-05-19 15:30 

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Data intelligence startup Near, with 1.6B anonymized user IDs, lists on Nasdaq via SPAC at a $1B market cap; raises $100M...

Data intelligence company Near announced it would be listing on Nasdaq by way of a merger with KludeIn I Acquisition Corp....

 2022-05-19 15:09 

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How Untapped Global plans to bring the revenue financing model to African startups...

Untapped Global works to allow small businesses to use their ongoing revenues as collateral and enable that by being able to track their assets....

 2022-05-19 15:00 

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The one-chart argument that tech valuations have fallen too far...

The 2019-2022 share price parity allows us to determine if Okta is on the receiving end of a potentially unfair shellacking....

 2022-05-19 15:00 

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Lime CEO Wayne Ting and former EPA administrator Carol Browner will be speaking at TC Sessions: Climate on June 14...

Browner and Ting will discuss where the U.S. is with zero emissions. They'll discuss the role of innovation, policy and investment in green transportation....

 2022-05-19 15:00 

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Here's what's happening on Day Two of TC Sessions: Mobility 2022...

Highlighting some of the presentations at TC Sessions: Mobility 2022. Day two is packed with groundbreaking tech, opportunities and top-notch programming...

 2022-05-19 15:00 

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Pitch Deck Teardown: BoxedUp's $2.3M seed round pitch deck...

Today, we're taking a close look at the pitch deck that helped BoxedUp founder David Boone raise the company's first round of institutional capital....

 2022-05-19 14:36 

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Apple nabs half of North American smartphone shipments in Q1...

A little bright spot in a market that was already struggling with declining sales well before a global pandemic, supply chain crisis and inflation concerns struck. The North American market saw a small but hopeful 4% increase in shipments over the same ti...

 2022-05-19 14:31 

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Uber, Grocery Outlet partner to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery...

Uber is partnering with Grocery Outlet to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery, the company announced on Thursday. Starting today, users can shop at 72 Grocery Outlet stores in California, Oregon and Washington state via the Uber or Uber Eats ap...

 2022-05-19 14:30 

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Texas exposed 1.8 million residents' data for almost 3 years...

A bug in the department's website exposed personal information to the wider internet....

 2022-05-19 14:12 

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We (skim)read Meta's metaverse manifesto so you don't have to......

Meta's recently crowned president of global affairs, Nick Clegg — who, in a former life, was literally the deputy prime minister of the U.K. — has been earning his keep in California by penning an approximately 8,000-word manifesto to prom...

 2022-05-19 14:00 

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M&A is coming for DeFi protocols as market conditions change...

At the Permissionless conference in West Palm Beach this week, conversations around crypto M&A were heating up as market players discussed this trend growing at the protocol level for DeFi....

 2022-05-19 13:57 

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Former AWS engineer sets out to build a better log search engine...

When ZincSearch founder Prabhat Sharma worked as a solutions architect at AWS, he helped customers implement a lot of tools on top of AWS infrastructure services. He noticed that most of the solutions that were designed to help companies sift through log ...

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