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Why a fast-growing climate tech startup raised its second Series B in 13 months

The Inflation Reduction Act hasn’t changed the company’s business model, but it has changed its business plans.

Bonus BeReal comes to UK, lets users post more than once a day

BeReal is piloting its new Bonus BeReal feature in the U.K. Expected to roll out soon in other countries, this allows users to post more than once per day — you get two Bonus BeReal posts if you

China EVs rising, Tesla loses profit ground and Lyft preps for deep cuts

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Twitter reinstates Blue verification mark for top accounts — even if they didn’t pay for it

After removing thousands of legacy verification checkmarks on April 20, Twitter is restoring the Blue tick marks for large accounts — even if they didn’t pay for subscriptions. Over the we

Now valued at $500M, Cosmose ditches Stripe to adopt Near’s crypto solution

For all the investment speculation and hype, cryptocurrency has so far struggled to find meaningful use cases. Now there’s some effort from Singapore to turn the general public into crypto adopt

Walmart-backed PhonePe set to challenge Google’s dominance with app store in India

Indian fintech giant PhonePe is preparing to launch a dedicated app store for Android users in India, the latest product push from the Walmart-backed firm that commands the mobile payments market in t

For your pitch, last impressions count almost as much as first impressions

If you don't have a closing slide, your greatest weaknesses might be left up on the screen while you talk with investors and answer questions.

Early-stage fintech startups just got a new funding source

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How Swytch used ‘crowdshopping’ to scale without VC money

Swytch offers regular bike riders a way to turn their existing bike into something with a little more oomph.

Aventurine helps early-stage founders find their footing

While it would be ideal if the startup made it, the financial returns, perhaps lasting decades, come through the IP operation.

AI-generated chart toppers, Apple gets into savings, and Microsoft drops Twitter

Hello, friends, and welcome to the latest edition of Week in Review (WiR), the weekly newsletter where we recap the past several days (or so) in tech news. We’d argue that there’s no bette

This Week in Apps: Apple ‘sherlocks’ journaling apps, Twitter’s checkmark apocalypse, Snap summit recap

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as c

Read the room

Let's look into cybersecurity sales, developer content marketing, and fundraising pitches through a common lens: The importance of understanding your audience and putting it first.

How technology unlocks business models: The story of Netflix

Sixteen years after its reinvention as a streaming company, Netflix announced that it's shuttering its mail-order DVD business. Here's a look at how it got to where it is today.

What is Auto-GPT and why does it matter?

Silicon Valley’s quest to automate everything is unceasing, which explains its latest obsession: Auto-GPT. In essence, Auto-GPT uses the versatility of OpenAI’s latest AI models to interac

We all contribute to AI — should we get paid for that?

In Silicon Valley, some of the brightest minds believe a universal basic income (UBI) that guarantees people unrestricted cash payments will help them to survive and thrive as advanced technologies el

Missouri trans ‘snitch form’ down after people spammed it with the ‘Bee Movie’ script

A Missouri government tip site for submitting complaints and concerns about gender-affirming care is down after people flooded it with fanfiction, rambling anecdotes and the “Bee Movie” script. Th

Daily Crunch: Starting today, Twitter says all advertisers must obtain verified accounts

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Tesla wins Autopilot crash case in California

Tesla scored a victory Friday after a California jury determined the automaker was not to blame for a 2019 crash that involved its advanced driver assistance system, known as Autopilot. The jury award

SpaceX’s successful failure is a wake-up call for Starship’s timeline

SpaceX launched a fully integrated Starship launch vehicle for the first time on Thursday morning, a long-awaited and highly anticipated milestone in the vehicle development program. The orbital test
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