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Empathy is essential for building a loyal team, says Kolors co-founder Anca Gardea

Kolors is following a model that it describes as “if Uber and Southwest Airlines had a baby," providing a technology layer to bus operators to...

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Real driverless cars are now legal in China’s tech hub Shenzhen

There are plenty of autonomous driving vehicles testing on the roads of Shenzhen today: Pony.ai, Baidu, DeepRoute, AutoX, you name it. But these...

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Luminar to invest in Geely-affiliated Ecarx, eyes China market

Luminar, the Florida-based lidar company that went public via SPAC in 2020, has formed a close alliance with an auto behemoth in China. It’s...

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After Roe’s reversal, founders of women’s health startups prepare for battle

TechCrunch conducted a vibe check with the women founders taking themselves and their companies to the front lines of the fight for abortion.

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Roe reversal weighs heavily on emerging tech cities in red states

The recent increase in conservative legislation and political division could affect the tech landscape, deterring workers from migrating to these...

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Notch will sell you insurance in case your Instagram gets hacked

Getting hacked sucks, and it's even worse if you're a digital creator who pays the bills through social media posts.

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AI Squared raises $6M to help companies integrate AI into existing applications

AI Squared integrates AI it into existing applications in a timely and straightforward manner.

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In all-hands Twitter call, Elon Musk fields questions about free speech and bots

As Elon Musk addressed Twitter employees for the first time in an all-hands Q&A meeting, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO provided some more details...

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A blockchain billionaire’s big bet

Anita and Lucas discuss Sam Bankman-Fried's investment in Robinhood, Coinbase's hiring slowdown, and what's up with Terra's UST

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Robinhood lets users manage their own crypto wallets in push to spur trading

Amid falling trading volumes, Robinhood adds another crypto product to its platform -- noncustodial wallets

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Why a bipartisan embrace of crypto might never extend to Bitcoin

Hey everyone, and welcome back to Chain Reaction In our Chain Reaction podcast this week, Anita and I chatted with Sequoia Capital’s Shaun...

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Lyft follows Uber’s lead and removes its mask mandate

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, face masks are no longer required for Lyft riders and drivers. Yesterday, Florida federal judge Kathryn...

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Uber will no longer require riders or drivers to wear masks in the U.S.

"If you ever feel uncomfortable, you can always cancel the trip," the company said.

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Nue Life Health raises $23M Series A Led by Obvious Ventures for psychedelics platform

Last year we covered the $3.3 million seed round for NUE Life Health, a US-based telemedicine startup in the US, which was building out a mental...

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Augmented reality’s half-decade of stagnation

Hello readers, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, I talked about the future of this newsletter and what’s coming next. The short of...

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Spain’s Rosita Longevity, an app that helps seniors be more active, is headed to Florida

Hearts Radiant, a Spanish startup that’s building a “longevity coach” for seniors — with the goal of extending quality of...

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Propy launches NFT platform in the US, allowing real-world property to be bought as an NFT

Last year we covered how early blockchain startup Propy planned to use the technology to smooth real-world real estate sales by introducing the...

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Google asks a judge to dismiss Texas antitrust lawsuit about its ad business

Google filed a motion Friday asking a federal court to dismiss most of the counts in an antitrust lawsuit led by the state of Texas. In the filing,...

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HomeValet launches its $499 Smart Box to keep your grocery deliveries cold and packages secure

HomeValet, a D.C. Metro area-based startup that has developed a temperature-controlled smart box for grocery deliveries, is now releasing its smart...

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Crypto mayors on the rise

One mayor is certainly notable, and two mayors a pattern. But with more than three mayors on board the bitcoin bandwagon, it’s clearly a trend.

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Space Florida’s incredible shrinking Rivian stake

It would have been a legendary payoff for any investor, let alone a public agency: swapping an undrivable car for a multibillion-dollar stake in a...

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US hacker jailed for role in multimillion-dollar SIM swapping campaign

Victims lost up to $5 million in cryptocurrency as part of the scheme.

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Irish virtual sports giant’s new startup bets big on rugby in bid for US market share

A fantasy sports exchange founded by Irish betting veteran Paddy Power is bringing NFT-enabled live trading to rugby fans in a bid to expand...

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7 questions to ask before relocating your startup to Florida

To help weigh the benefits of relocating to Florida, here are some FAQs I’ve encountered. And if the Sunshine State isn’t on your shortlist,...

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX has launched another batch of Starlink satellites, adding 60 more to the constellation on orbit. This is the 24th Starlink launch in total,...

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How Jamaica failed to handle its JamCOVID scandal

Amber Group claimed it faced "cyberattacks, hacking and mischievous players." In reality, the app was just not that secure.

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Google alum startup Cartken and REEF Technology launch Miami’s first delivery robots

Self-driving and robotics startup Cartken has partnered with REEF Technology, a startup that operates parking lots and neighborhood hubs, to bring...

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites, making 240 launched this month alone

SpaceX has added yet more Starlink satellites to its existing constellation on orbit, with a successful delivery of 60 spacecraft this morning from...

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