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Creators can now monetize their expertise on Quora
Today 15:17 EDT
In May, Yahoo! Answers shut down after helping the internet answer its most burning questions since 2005. But now, Quora, which began as a question-and-answer site but expanded to incorporate blogging,...
Later this year, Apple will roll out a technology that will allow the company to detect and report known child sexual abuse material to law enforcement in a way it says will preserve user privacy....
Twitter Spaces now let you invite co-hosts
Today 14:37 EDT
Fleets weren’t long for this world, but Twitter’s product teams aren’t slowing down on bringing new stuff to Spaces, the company’s own take on audio rooms. Twitter introduced Spaces in a limited test...
A blueprint for building a great startup founding team
Today 14:28 EDT
Putting the right people in the right roles early on can be the difference between success and failure — and that starts at the top.
Walter Isaacson is working on a biography of Elon Musk
Today 14:13 EDT
Walter Isaacson, the biographer who chronicled the lives of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin and Leonardo Da Vinci, is turning his attention to the life and career of Elon Musk. The Tesla CEO announced...
John Deere buys autonomous tractor startup Bear Flag Robotics
Today 14:01 EDT
In the world of robotic startups, acquisition is often as good an outcome as any. And when it comes to robotic tractor startups, you could do worse than being acquired by John Deere. The agricultural...
Companies developing driver detection technology could get a boost from a provision tucked inside the 2,702-page $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would require automakers to build into new cars...
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General will review the FDA’s accelerated approval pathway, the office announced Wednesday. This sweeping review comes just two...
Qualcomm wants to buy Veoneer for $4.6B, beating Magna’s offer
Today 12:34 EDT
The $3.8 billion sale of Swedish automotive tech company Veoneer to Magna International hit a roadblock Thursday after chipmaker Qualcomm submitted a bid for the company for $800 million more....
As more businesses around the U.S. are choosing to implement vaccine requirements for patrons or staff, business discovery and review site Yelp is introducing new tools that allow businesses to...
Do bronze medals ever make sense for unicorns?
Today 12:16 EDT
When should a startup decide to cease its efforts to challenge leading players in a specific market?
This morning Allocations, a fintech startup building software to help smaller private equity funds form and operate, announced that it has closed a $4 million round at a $100 million valuation. The...
President Joe Biden is expected to set an ambitious new target for half of all new auto sales in the U.S. to be low- or zero-emission by 2030, a plan that has received tentative support from the Big...
3 invaluable founder lessons I learned on my immigration journey
Today 11:12 EDT
In my journey to the U.S., I became good at three things: accepting uncertainty, building resilience and maintaining a positive mental attitude. I needed them all to get my startup off the ground.
Warehouse drones take flight
Today 11:11 EDT
Drones are neat and fun and all that good stuff (I should probably add the caveat here that I’m obviously not referring to the big, terrible military variety), but when it comes to quadcopters, there’s...
Great news for budget-conscious startuppers of every stripe. The early-bird price extension on passes to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 remains in play for one more day. Buy an early-bird pass — Innovator,...
Many founders are blessed with brilliance. But that doesn’t mean that they inherently understand the complex finances and metrics needed to run a company effectively.
During the thick of the pandemic last year, online food delivery company DoorDash expanded its offerings to include convenience store delivery. Now, DoorDash customers in the U.S. and Canada can shop...
Refurbed, a European marketplace for refurbished electronics which raised a $17 million Series A round of funding last year has now raised a $54 million Series B funding led by Evli Growth Partners and...
Astra targets first commercial orbital launch for August 27
Today 9:45 EDT
Astra’s last test launch went better than expected, nearly achieving orbit — kind of a stretch goal for that specific mission. The company at the time said that it would only need to tweak software to...
Cent, the platform that Jack Dorsey used to sell his first tweet as an NFT, raises $3M
Today 9:22 EDT
Cent was founded in 2017 as an ad-free creator network that allows users to offer each other crypto rewards for good posts and comments — it’s like gifting awards on Reddit, but with Ethereum. But in...
During the pandemic, especially when we were in lock down, just about every retailer had to build its online presence and do it quickly. As people move to shop online in larger numbers, being able to...
Elude raises $2.1M to show spontaneous travelers the best destinations for their budgets
Today 9:00 EDT
As more people dust off their luggage and passports after stowing them away during the global pandemic, Elude aims to show travelers a new way to take spontaneous trips.
Google’s Nest Cams and Doorbell get a refresh
Today 9:00 EDT
Yesterday’s leak didn’t leave much to the imagination. And today’s big Nest reveal confirms pretty much everything we saw — which is precisely what happens when Google’s the one doing the leaking....
Former Facebook teammates raise $10.4M in Sequoia-led round to launch features development
Today 9:00 EDT
Statsig is taking the A/B testing applications that drive Facebook’s growth and putting similar functionalities into the hands of any product team.
For Emily Elyse Miller, founder and CEO of OffLimits, launching during a global pandemic was “interesting to navigate,” but in the end, worked out.
The indoor growing industry is starting to scale. Farms that utilize hydroponics and traditional greenhouses have started to become integral parts of our food supply chain.
Checkmarx, an Israeli provider of static application security testing (AST), has acquired open-source supply chain security startup Dustico for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2020, Dustico provides a...
Accel leads Lucid Lane’s $16M round aimed at treating people with medication dependency
Today 8:00 EDT
The company's platform enables real-time intervention for people with medication dependence and substance-use disorders.
As edtech evolves, LatAm reskilling platforms raise millions to bring outcomes into the mix
Today 8:00 EDT
As Latin America attracts record-breaking venture capital totals, education technology startups in the region are given new opportunities to grow. In the past week, Coderhouse, a live cohort-based...