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Nvidia the latest collateral damage in US-China tech war

Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of artificial intelligence chips, is at the heart of a new round of U.S. tech sanctions targeting China....

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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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Block’s Cash App will now let users pay online beyond the Square network

Block’s (formerly known as Square) Cash App is now letting users make payments on e-commerce sites outside the Square network. Until now, users...

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Boopos adds to its small business M&A lending pot with new investment

The company underwrites online businesses in less than 48 hours and provides facilities for funding up to 80% of an acquisition.

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Disney+ will reportedly launch in-app commerce features by year’s end

Disney is looking at ways for viewers to buy themed merchandise and accessories by scanning a QR code in the Disney+ app, according to a report from...

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Jumia, Zipline launch drone package delivery in Ghana

The drones deployed in Ghana have a maximum payload of 11.8 liters or 6.6 lbs (3 kgs).

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PostEx acquires Call Courier to become Pakistan’s larger e-commerce service provider

Pakistani fintech PostEx has acquired logistics service provider Call Courier, creating what it describes as the largest e-commerce service provider...

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Justice Department in early stages of filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple, says report

The DoJ has been examining whether or not Apple abused its market power to dominate smaller tech companies, including both hardware and software...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Shame-free down rounds, checkout flow tune-up, SaaS tsunami

Seriously: If you're not working to calibrate every system you have, you're just leaving money on the table.

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Mastering the B2C2B game: 6 lessons to learn before you launch

Launching a B2B product within a B2C company presents distinct challenges as you attempt to strike a balance between successfully establishing a new...

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Why the ‘last click’ in e-commerce matters — and how to get it right

You may have perfected the top of the funnel, but you very well could have missed the gaps in the bottom.

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4 ways founders can amplify revenue during hard times

How do we create customer experiences that are equivalent to the TSA PreCheck to help us retain revenue?

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Safeheron secures $7M to make private keys safer for crypto wallets

Crypto enthusiasts promise to build a decentralized money system that allows people to freely trade without any intermediary intervention. It’s...

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Nigerian B2B e-commerce platform Omnibiz raises millions to gain and retain retail customers

Omnibiz is a Lagos-based B2B e-commerce and retail platform that connects fast-moving consumer goods manufacturers to retailers by digitizing the...

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Tiger Global, YC back Rebill’s subscription payment platform for Latin America

Rebill targets medium to large companies, is cloud-based and sold on a subscription basis so customers just have to pay a license fee.

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Walmart’s last-mile delivery service, Walmart GoLocal, tops 1M deliveries in year one

Walmart’s last-mile delivery service business, Walmart GoLocal, has topped 1 million deliveries in its first year, the retailer today revealed....

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SoftBank, Sequoia China back this ERP startup enabling China’s online exporters

Thanks to cross-border e-commerce platforms, China continues to be a major exporter of consumer goods for the world in the online shopping age....

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DoorDash partners with Meta to test delivery of Facebook Marketplace items

The partnership between DoorDash and Meta attempts to achieve DoorDash’s mission to expand into delivering more products other than food.

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Walmart+, the retailer’s Prime competitor, will add Paramount+ access as a new perk

Walmart is partnering with Paramount Global to offer its streaming service, Paramount+, to members of Walmart’s own free shipping program and...

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Announcing the first tranche of Startup Battlefield judges

The Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18–20 is set to be our most epic yet. This year’s competitors, selected from our...

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Gorgias’ valuation rises to $710M with $30M Series C for e-commerce customer support

Gorgias' technology brings all of the channels that shoppers use to contact online stores into one feed for each company.

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

Subscriptions are not dying; they are just evolving.

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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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The grocery industry’s shopping list: Inventory management, frictionless checkout, computer vision

Technology advancements in recent years are giving startups a shot at providing grocery stores with e-commerce-like features in a brick-and-mortar...

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What does the future look like for e-commerce aggregators?

The world of e-commerce isn’t slowing down, yet many e-commerce aggregators are already struggling. Unless aggregators change how they operate,...

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Walmart is reportedly looking at deals with streaming services

Walmart’s membership program Walmart+ may bundle with a streaming service. The report comes from the New York Times and sparks conversation about...

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Say hello to the kickass final agenda for the TechCrunch+ stage at Disrupt 2022

TechCrunch is bringing our flagship event Disrupt back to the real world this year, which means we’re hard at work on our big October 18-20...

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