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Apple settles lawsuit with developer over App Store rejections and scams

An app developer’s lawsuit over App Store rejections, scams and fraud has ended in a settlement agreement after court filings show a request to...

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Ravel emerges from stealth with privacy-first data tools based on scalable homomorphic encryption

The world has gotten a lot more serious about privacy and data protection, but in many cases business models that rely on personalization of one kind...

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Ready Player Me, a platform to build dynamic cross-game avatars for virtual worlds, raises $56M led by a16z

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg was roundly mocked for the bad graphics in his preview of a new expansion of Horizon Worlds, Meta’s metaverse...

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What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022

Six talks you need to know from this year's hacker summer camp.

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Why Twitter anons are sending crypto to celebrities

Crypto mixers like Tornado Cash can protect people's privacy, but they also have helped facilitate crime

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Uber tie-up with Omio adds train & coach booking to app — starting with UK

Uber is testing adding train and coach travel to its app in the UK so customers can book longer distance ground travel via a fully integrated tie-up...

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How to run growth marketing during a recession

How does one build, scale and navigate the headwinds of a recession, especially as consumer behavior changes dramatically?

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Identity verification company Youverify extends seed funding to $2.5M as it expands across Africa

Youverify, an identity verification company helping African banks and startups, is announcing that it has secured a $1 million seed round extension.

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TextExpander, which lets users build shortcuts to speed up business communications, raises $41.4M, its first-ever funding

RPA, and companies like UiPath, swooped into on the world of work a few years ago as a catchy way for organizations to help teams automate and speed...

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Amazon debuts new Alexa developer tools, including support for multiple voice assistants

At its annual Alexa Live event, Amazon introduced new Alexa developer tools including services to support multiple voice assistants running on the...

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X1’s income-based credit card is finally available to the public

The X1 credit card uses income projections instead of credit scores to determine spending limits for its users

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African fintechs halt virtual dollar cards after Union54 chargeback fraud surge

Last Friday, Barter, the consumer app of Africa’s most valued startup Flutterwave, told customers via email that they would not be able to access...

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GameStop looks to diversify its meme money

Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we looked at web3 without web2’s winners. This week, we’re looking at a crossover episode for...

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The next decade for healthtech may look a lot like the last decade for fintech

Will healthcare startups tap into new regulatory guidelines with the same fervor that fintech founders have over the last decade?

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Medusa’s open source e-commerce tool for JavaScript developers aims to take on Shopify

Medusa aims to offer APIs beyond standard marketplaces ones for merchants to build advanced features like fulfillment, subscriptions or a wholesale...

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Flush with new cash, AssemblyAI looks to grow its AI-as-a-service business

AssemblyAI, which is developing API-based services for AI-powered audio and video analysis services, has closed a $30M funding round led by Insight...

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How your company can adopt a usage-based business model like AWS

Of the 300+ services that Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released over the years, not a single one has needed to be rolled back from being priced...

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For businesses seeking low-code fintech infrastructure options, there’s a Quiltt for that

Company founders pivoted when customers wanted their fintech data engine over their budgeting app.

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Online donation platform Change helps charities fundraise in crypto

API platform Change, which partners with 200,000+ nonprofits, just raised a $5 million seed round for its web3 push

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Flutterwave denies money laundering and fraud allegations following accounts freeze by Kenyan agency

Flutterwave told TechCrunch that the card fraud and money laundering claims are false.

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How did a rental startup I’d never heard of leak my home address?

Read your apartment's privacy policy.

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Google launches Advanced API Security to protect APIs from growing threats

Advanced API Security, a new Google Cloud product available in preview, is designed to help Apigee customers protect their APIs from cybersecurity...

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Helios wants to tame the microservices development chaos

Helios wants to make it easier for developers to understand, troubleshoot and test their distributed systems during the development phase.

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Hasura now lets developers turn any data source into a GraphQL API

Hasura today launched its GraphQL Data Connector (GDC), a new SDK that allows developers to bring virtually any data source into Hasura.

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Databricks launches Project Lightspeed, its next-gen Spark streaming engine

At its Data + AI Summit, Databricks today made the requisite number of announcements one would expect from a company’s flagship developer...

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Google launches Advanced API Security to protect APIs from growing threats

Advanced API Security, a new Google Cloud product available in preview, is designed to help Apigee customers protect their APIs from cybersecurity...

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Speechmatics raises $62M for its inclusive approach to speech-to-text AI

Last week I wrote about an AI startup that’s building technology that can alter, in real time, the accent of someone’s speech. But what...

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Meta introduces Instagram Reels APIs for developers

Meta announced today that it’s introducing Reels APIs to several endpoints on the Instagram Platform for developers starting tomorrow. The...

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