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Uber’s mixed Q1 earnings portray an evolving business
Today 18:41 EDT
Surprised by the revenue miss? Shocked by the profit beat? Startled by the sharp drop in the value of Uber's stock? Let's unpack the numbers.
SpaceX flew the 15th prototype of its Starship fully reusable next-generation rocket today, with a test flight that included a successful climb to around 30,000 feet, as well as a controlled flip,...
Toyota AI Ventures and May Mobility will talk the future of the transportation industry on Extra Crunch Live
Today 18:10 EDT
Besides a passion for progress in the mobility space, what do Toyota AI Ventures’ Jim Adler, May Mobility’s Nina Grooms Lee and May’s Edwin Olson have in common? All three of them are joining us on an...
The Daily Crunch: Peloton share price falls 14% after product recall and data breach; CEO apologizes
Today 18:10 EDT
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Chime has agreed to stop using the word “bank,” after a California regulator pushed back
Today 18:09 EDT
Chime can apparently call itself the “fastest-growing fintech in the U.S.” but it has agreed to stop referring to itself as a “bank,” per a new report out of American Banker. Evidently, the...
Facebook’s controversial policy-setting supergroup issued its verdict on Trump’s fate Wednesday, and it wasn’t quite what most of us were expecting. We’ll dig into the decision to tease out what it...
GM CEO Mary Barra wants to sell personal autonomous vehicles using Cruise’s self-driving tech by 2030
Today 16:57 EDT
GM CEO Mary Barra sees the automaker selling personal autonomous vehicles by the end of the decade by leveraging technology from its self-driving subsidiary Cruise, according to comments made during...
Applications for the TC Early Stage Pitch-Off July are open
Today 16:46 EDT
Early stage startups – now is your time to shine at the TechCrunch Early Stage event on July 8 and 9. This is part two of the highly successful event from April where top experts train and teach...
Metacore, a Finnish mobile games company, seems to have an amazing ‘relationship’ with Supercell, another (quite successful) Finnish mobile games company. Back in September 2020, Metacore raised $17.7...
Beyond the fanfare and SEC warnings, SPACs are here to stay
Today 15:48 EDT
Can SPACs still solve the funding problem for capital-intensive, deep tech startups? And will they become a permanent financing option?
GM’s Pam Fletcher is coming to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021 to talk about how to build a startup
Today 15:00 EDT
GM might be best known for the millions of Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet and GMC-branded vehicles it designs, produces, finances and sells each year. But it also has a burgeoning incubator, where a team...
For M&A success, tap legal early and often
Today 14:40 EDT
Outside attorneys are experts in M&A or IPOs, but your in-house lawyers are experts in your company. Here are actionable tips on how to use that team to your advantage.
Facebook launches Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone
Today 13:46 EDT
Facebook is launching a new section of its app designed to connect neighbors and curate neighborhood-level news. The new feature, predictably called Neighborhoods, is available now in Canada and will...
A year ago, Twitter began testing a feature that would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using “harmful” language — meaning language that was abusive, trolling, or...
Each of the big cloud platforms has its own methodology for passing on security information to logging and security platforms, leaving it to the vendors to find proprietary ways to translate that into...
Despite gains, gender diversity in VC funding struggled in 2020
Today 13:04 EDT
There’s no excuse for the slow pace of improvement toward greater equity in the venture capital/startup game. And we’re tired of writing dispiriting posts about it.
Text Blaze raises $3.3M for its speed-writing automation service
Today 12:55 EDT
Text Blaze, which was a part of the recent Winter 2021 Y Combinator accelerator batch, announced that it has closed a $3.3 million seed round. The company’s investment was led by Two Sigma Ventures’s...
One CMO’s honest take on the modern chief marketing role
Today 12:47 EDT
Today’s marketing executives must bring functions and teams together. From sales and marketing alignment to product and everything in between, CMOs are the connective tissue between every function.
Tinder to roll out new 48-hour, in-app events called ‘Vibes’
Today 12:45 EDT
On the heels of strong first quarter earnings, dating app giant Match announced its plan to introduce a new live event experience to its flagship app, Tinder. Dubbed “Vibes,” the new feature combines...
We’re looking for motivated early-stage founders who want to take advantage of every possible opportunity to launch their startups to new levels of success. Historically, one of the most effective ways...
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin is offering up one seat on the inaugural flight of its sub-orbital rocket New Shepard, set to take place July 20 – but instead of a fixed price ticket sale, the seat will go to...
48 hours left to save $100 to TC Sessions: Mobility 2021
Today 12:10 EDT
In just slightly more than a month, the mobility industry’s visionary movers, makers, shakers, innovators and investors from around the world will gather on June 9 for the virtual mind meld that is TC...
Peloton stock crashes following recalls, security report
Today 12:07 EDT
Shares of home-exercise giant Peloton are falling today, off some 13.6% as of the time of writing. This comes after the company announced a recall of its treadmill product, and TechCrunch reported that...
Emergence, known for its enterprise bets, just rounded up nearly $1 billion across two new funds
Today 12:00 EDT
Emergence, the 18-year-old, San Mateo, Ca.-based venture firm focused on enterprise tech startups, has rounded up nearly a billion dollars in capital commitments across two funds. It closed its sixth...
EngineEars today announced a $1 million raise. The company’s first round of funding features investments from Kendrick Lamar, DJ Mustard, Roddy Rich and Slauson and Co. “Quality of sound is still...
Wisk Aero and Blade Urban Air Mobility partner to bring electric air taxi services to the skies
Today 11:29 EDT
Once the design, manufacturing and certification of electric aircraft is complete, urban air mobility companies face a cascade of logistical issues, including building an app that connect customers to...
As the oldest of 12 children, Bunim Laskin spent much of his teen years looking for ways to help keep his siblings entertained. Noticing that a neighbor’s pool was often empty, Laskin reached out to...
Apple expands its ad business with a new App Store ad slot
Today 10:32 EDT
At the same time as it’s cracking down on the advertising businesses run by rivals, Apple is introducing a new way for developers to advertise on the App Store. Previously, developers could promote...
Peloton apologizes, agrees to treadmill recall
Today 10:22 EDT
Peloton today announced that it will be cooperating with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), agreeing to two voluntary treadmill recalls for the Tread+ and Tread versions of its home...
4 strategies for building a digital health unicorn
Today 10:15 EDT
The influx of capital to healthcare shouldn't be surprising; the pandemic made it clear that digital health is the future. But building a healthcare unicorn requires founders who are long on vision.