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You’re not that special (I swear, there’s a startup angle here)

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. For...

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Is the future of the microchip industry going to be Made in America?

With all eyes on Taiwan and worries mounting around semiconductor supply, the U.S. CHIPS Act is timely. But it is not unique: Other countries also...

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TechCrunch staff asks: What’s really the best Taylor Swift song?

Which Taylor tune is really the best? After realizing how many of us scribblers had an opinion on the matter, we decided to make our case in a public...

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Digital pensions platform Penfold raises $8.5M Series A led by Bridford Group

Penfold, a digital pensions platform, has closed a £7m ($8.49m) Series A funding round led by Bridford Group, an investment group. Also...

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After the FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, online threats quickly turn into real-world violence

Threats of violence reached a fever pitch — reminiscent of the days leading up to the Capitol attack — following the news that the FBI raided...

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Roon wants to educate patients with freshly sourced info on their conditions

As individuals try to manage medical information and understand their conditions, many typically turn to Google or WebMD — neither of which does...

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It might be time for companies in San Francisco to call employees’ bluff

It's not their responsibility to "fix" San Francisco. At the same time, there might not be much left to come back to if they wait too...

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Daily Crunch: Samsung’s vice chairman receives presidential pardon for bribery conviction

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Down-funnel growth metrics, RIF planning, is e-commerce aggregation over?

It’s hard to argue with the proverb “measure twice and cut once,” especially when it comes to laying off employees.

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TrashBot uses AI to sort recyclables

There are a number of startups working to improve trash sorting with robots. AMP Robotics is near the top of the list, coupling a picker and a...

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The Silicon Peach is still ripe: Atlanta’s venture ecosystem stands strong

TechCrunch conducted a city vibe check with those in the Atlanta area to see how the ecosystem is faring. The verdict? The Silicon Peach is doing...

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This startup is setting a DALL-E 2-like AI free, consequences be damned

A startup, Stability AI, wants to open source the AI tech behind image generation systems like DALL-E 2. That could open a huge can of worms.

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EV laggards BMW and Toyota to partner on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

The U.S. network of public hydrogen stations is concentrated in California and not yet developed for mass adoption

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Hands-on with Lockdown Mode in iOS 16

Here's what the new spyware-busting feature does, and why it might just work.

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The subscription pie is getting bigger: How to leverage usage-based billing

Subscriptions are not dying; they are just evolving.

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FWD: fwd: From the CEO: BeCareful while you BeReal!

As much as I would like to, I know I can't police your phone usage while you're working from home.

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FTX Ventures’ Amy Wu is bringing her blockchain investing expertise to TC Sessions: Crypto

We're thrilled to be hosting Amy Wu at TechCrunch Sessions: Crypto in Miami on November 17

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Nothing negative about Positive Food’s meal expansion plan after $7M investment

Positive Food is going after the $34 billion fresh prepared foods market with its take on salads, heat-and-eat prepared meals and vegan overnight...

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As other startups slash spending and hoard cash, Databricks hits accelerator

We sat down with CEO Ali Ghodsi to discuss Databricks’ remarkable ability to run counter to the general malaise of the SaaS market this year.

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Wire grabs fresh funding for secure messaging tech that’s big with G7 governments

More funding for European end-to-end encrypted messaging app, Wire: The enterprise-focused messaging platform told TechCrunch it’s closed a...

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Diagnostic Robotics has AI catching health problems before they take you to the ER

A stitch in time saves nine, they say — and a blood thinner in time saves a trip to the emergency room for a heart attack, as Diagnostic Robotics...

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Instacart’s latest feature lets you order from two retailers with one delivery fee

Instacart announced today that it’s launching a new “OrderUp” feature that lets users add items from additional retailers to their...

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Hyundai announces $400M AI, robotics institute powered by Boston Dynamics

When Hyundai acquired Boston Dynamics at the end of 2020, there were plenty of open questions. Chief among them was why we should assume this...

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Felicis, Lux Capital and Upfront Ventures tackle TAM at Disrupt

Perception is everything — especially when it comes to the value of software startups and total addressable markets (TAM). During 2020 and 2021, as...

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Open source software is needed to prevent future crypto hacks, Polygon CISO says

What can be done to prevent future crypto hacks? Polygon's Mudit Gupta says the answer might be through projects employing open source software.

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The best cloud unicorns aren’t as overvalued as you might think

Unexited unicorns represent one of the largest pools of paper wealth in the world. And the best companies -- often also the most valuable -- are...

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Identifying underserved market segments with Ethena and Homebrew on TechCrunch Live

No one likes compliance training, but Ethena aims to improve the experience for everyone involved. Join Ethena’s CEO Roxanne Petraeus and...

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Some frank advice for open-source startups seeking product-market fit

Unlike most software companies, open source startups have two journeys for finding product-market fit: building a product that users can use for...

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