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Volkswagen, Siemens invest $450M into Electrify America in EV charging push

Volkswagen Group subsidiary Electrify America said Tuesday it raised $450 million in a deal that includes its first external investor as it aims to...

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This Week in Apps: Twitter Notes, Instagram age verification, Spotify’s Live Events

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...

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Disney+ expands its livestreaming efforts with upcoming ‘Harmonious Live!’ music special

“Harmonious Live!”, a special music performance at the Epcot theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, will be broadcast on Disney+.

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Wealthsimple, valued at $4B last year, joins the fintech layoffs list

Robo-adviser Wealthsimple has laid off 13% of its staff, or 159 people.

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A 7-step method for running effective pitch meetings

A founder with two exits shares his seven-step method for managing investor meetings, including tips for following up on promising leads.

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Amazon gets into AR shopping with launch of ‘Virtual Try-On for Shoes’

Amazon is tapping into augmented reality in an attempt to appeal to sneakerheads shopping its site. The retailer this morning announced a new feature...

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Stellantis to build new battery plant in Indiana

Stellantis and Samsung SDI said on Tuesday they will team up to build a $2.5 billion lithium-ion battery plant in Indiana.

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CyberConnect raises $15M Series A to put data back in the hands of users

One of the promises made by web3 entrepreneurs is putting data back in the hands of owners through decentralization. Singapore-based CyberConnect is...

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Rivian shares pop even as Q1 losses widen amid EV production ramp up

Rivian saw its first-quarter losses widen nearly fourfold as the EV maker burned through cash battling supply chain constraints and production...

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary talks crypto and why he’s pro stablecoins

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary talks about the kind of crypto company he would create if he decided to do so.

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The costs of driver incentives are weighing on Lyft, Uber

To understand the driver incentive issue in the wake of Q1 earnings, we’ll first explore Lyft’s situation, and then compare it to what Uber said.

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Canada’s Neo Financial closes on $145M Series C, surpasses 1 million customers

Canadian digital bank Neo Financial has raised $145.2 million (CAN$185 million) after surpassing the 1 million customer mark, the company announced.

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Stellantis, Trudeau invest $2.8 billion to boost EV production in Canada

Stellantis will spend $2.8 billion to increase production of electric vehicles at two of its Canadian plants.

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Daily Crunch: US dangles reward up to $10M for info on 6 elite Russian military hackers

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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Netflix to charge global members sharing their accounts an additional fee, following tests

In light of Netflix’s concerning subscriber losses, the company announced today during its first-quarter earnings call that it will expand its...

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Evok Innovations raises a fund to put industrial decarbonization into high gear

Silicon Valley has gotten fantastically efficient at funding apps, SaaS and developer tools. It turns out, though, that climate change cares a lot...

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UK Fintech startup Leatherback raises $10M for its cross-border payments led by ZedCrest

Immigrants, international students, and the migrant population in general all require international payments, or foreign exchange. Revolut and Wise...

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Meta’s Horizon Worlds is testing in-app purchases and creator bonuses

Horizon Worlds, Meta’s social virtual reality app, is testing a feature that will let creators sell virtual items and effects within their...

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Panasonic says Canadian operations hit by ‘targeted’ cyberattack

The Conti ransomware group has claimed responsibility and begun publishing the company's stolen files.

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Spotify continues testing a TikTok-like discovery feed

This feed will show users in select countries 15 song recommendations per day.

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Mid-Day Squares adds some sweet capital to its ‘chocolate gone crazy’ empire

Mid-Day Squares' interesting journey to get to where it is today includes a declined acquisition from a chocolate giant and a music video...

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Papaya Global to buy Azimo for $150M-$200M to expand its payroll payments to more markets

Six months after raising $250 million, Papaya Global is making a key acquisition to expand its cloud-based HR and payroll platform globally on the...

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Eksab gets $3M to scale its fantasy football platform across MENA and Africa

Football or soccer, the latter commonly used in the US, is the most popular and watched sport globally with over five billion football fans according...

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Mozilla launches paid subscriptions to its Developer Network

Mozilla today launched its new MDN Plus subscription product with features like offline reading, collections and notifications. Paid tiers start at...

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NetWalker ransomware operator extradited to the US, over $28M in bitcoin seized

A former Canadian government employee accused of carrying out dozens of ransomware attacks has been extradited to the United States, with more than...

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Clutter merges with MakeSpace to add scale to the business of moving and storage

Some consolidation is afoot in the world of moving and storage startups: Clutter and MakeSpace, two erstwhile rivals in the market, are merging to...

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Facebook Reels rolls out worldwide along with new creative tools and ads

After publicly launching in the U.S. this past September, Facebook Reels today is becoming globally available in more than 150 countries. The...

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Clickatell raises $91M to scale its chat commerce platform and US expansion

The global chat commerce’s total addressable market is worth an estimated $80 billion and is seen as the third big wave of digital commerce after...

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