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The thing we thought was happening with robotic investments is definitely happening

There was a brief, beautiful moment for a few months in 2021 when it felt like robotic investments might be immune from broader market forces. We all fundamentally and implicitly understood this to no

Daily Crunch: ‘Network issue’ causes cloud outage that takes down multiple Microsoft services for 4+ hours

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Tier Mobility and Spin lay off 100 more employees

Around a year ago, Tier Mobility was winning the shared micromobility game. Fueled by its $200 million Series D fundraise in October 2021, the company went on to acquire three other micromobility oper

Dell has acquired cloud orchestration startup Cloudify, sources tell us for around $100M

Dell is making an acquisition to beef up its cloud services business, specifically its offerings in DevOps: The company is buying Cloudify, an Israeli startup that has built a platform for cloud orche

Meta will restore Trump’s Facebook account ‘in the coming weeks’

Two years after the company formerly known as Facebook suspended then-president Donald Trump’s account, it’s bringing him back. Meta announced its decision to restore former president Trum

2022 European edtech report: Smaller rounds and fewer deals, but more angel activity

For the first time since 2014, venture capital funding to European edtech startups saw a decline year-over-year.

Google spares three Area 120 R&D projects, including team working on a ‘Gen Z consumer product’

Last week, we learned Google’s in-house R&D group, Area 120, had been severely impacted by the broader Google workforce reduction, impacting teams working on some of Google’s more expe

Tesla reports $24.3B revenue in the fourth quarter, beating Street estimates

Tesla just beat Wall Street revenue estimates for the fourth quarter of 2022. The company closed out Q4 with $24.3 billion in revenue, a 37% increase from the same quarter last year and a 13% bump qua

Tesla’s energy storage arm caps 2022 with ‘highest level’ of deployments ever

The growth keeps coming for Tesla’s energy storage business. On Wednesday, the automaker said its home and utility-scale battery deployments reached 6.5 gigawatt hours (GWh) during its fiscal 20

A network of knockoff apparel stores exposed 330,000 customer credit cards

If you recently made a purchase from an overseas online store selling knockoff clothes and goods, there’s a chance your credit card number and personal information were exposed. Since January 6,

Critical Role’s second campaign will get its own Amazon animated series

Amazon is deepening its ties to hit Dungeons & Dragons actual play series Critical Role, entering a multiyear deal with the growing role-playing content empire that will see any new adaptations sp

Proptech in Review: Investors predict slower growth in 2023

We interviewed investors Momei Qu and AJ Malhotra about the latest tech in property and housing development.

Don’t be sucked in by AI’s head-spinning hype cycles

The last year was a roller coaster ride in the AI world, and no doubt many people are dizzied by the number of advances and reversals, the constant hype and equally constant fearmongering. But let&#82

Disney+ advertisers will soon get Hulu’s ad targeting capabilities

Disney Advertising held its annual Tech and Data Showcase today, revealing plans to roll out some of Hulu’s ad targeting capabilities to Disney+. When Disney+ launched its ad-supported tier last mon

Startups should expect more scrutiny from VCs on their hiring plans

Startups should be prepared to explain why they are hiring certain positions and justify why those roles shouldn't be outsourced.

Twitter partners with DoubleVerify and IAS on brand safety initiative amid advertiser exits

Amid declining ad revenue and advertiser exits, Twitter announced today that it has teamed up with ad-tech companies DoubleVerify and Integral Ad Science (IAS) to tell advertisers if their ad is place

The rise of product-led sales, or why product-led growth requires a sales makeover

When the customer relationship starts with the product rather than ending with it, what does it mean for sales teams?

Valiant Hearts mobile game sequel is set to launch on Netflix Games on Jan 31

The mobile game Valiant Hearts: Coming Home by Ubisoft will launch exclusively on Netflix Games on January 31. Previously announced in September 2022, Netflix and Ubisoft announced the official releas

Elon Musk’s Twitter hit with holocaust denial hate speech lawsuit in Germany

Twitter owner and self-proclaimed “free speech absolutist“, Elon Musk, is facing a legal challenge in Germany over how the platform handles antisemitic hate speech. The lawsuit, which was

Crowdbotics raises $40M to help devs build apps from modular code

Crowdbotics, a software development platform with a library of prebuilt app architectures, today announced that it raised $40 million in a Series B round led by NEA with participation from Homebrew, J
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