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Google blocks Truth Social from the Play Store, will Apple be next?

Google’s decision to block the Truth Social app’s launch on the Play Store over content moderation issues raises the question as to why...

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Y Combinator alumni raise $80 million for DAO to back crypto startups

Y Combinator alumni are backing web3 startups through Orange DAO with $80 million in funding from Algorand, Near, others

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Microtraction hits $15M first close on its second fund for pre-seed investment in African startups

Microtraction, an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in African startups at the pre-seed stage, is announcing that it has reached the...

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New documents reveal ‘huge’ scale of US government’s cell phone location data tracking

In just one three-day span, DHS obtained over 113,000 location points — a fraction of the overall data it acquired without a warrant.

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UK signs its first data sharing deal post-Brexit, with South Korea

Six years on from the referendum where the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU, and in the midst of an apparent government meltdown, the country is...

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LocalGlobe becomes Phoenix Court Group, hits $500M first close for new funds, adds an Impact twist

Saul Klein is a busy man. As co-founder, with his father Robin, of LocalGlobe, one of the longest-running VCs in Europe, he has overseen a wide range...

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Meet the Extreme Tech Challenge 2022 Global Finals category and special award winners

Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC), the world’s largest startup competition focused on purpose-driven innovation, and sponsor of TechCrunch Sessions:...

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Pear VC’s Anand Iyer goes solo with new $200M fund for crypto developer tools

Iyer, who worked as a developer evangelist at Microsoft and entrepreneur, is funding early-stage founders building web3 infrastructure

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Niantic transcends Discord to build Campfire, an AR social app, and unveils Lightship VPS

Since the launch of Pokémon Go in 2016, players have been coordinating meet-ups in-game raids and battles on platforms like Reddit and Discord. This...

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Oriient raises $11M Series A for its indoor positioning service

Oriient, which powers the platform that Instacart shoppers use to gather their orders in hundreds of stores, announced that it has raised an $11...

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GPS signals could detect tsunamis better and faster than seismic sensors

GPS networks are already a crucial part of everyday life around the world, but an international team of scientists has found a new, potentially...

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How Pillsorted plans to use personalisation to compete with main-street pharmacies

Since the (relatively speaking) easing of the pandemic, pharmacies have come under increasing strain as people clamor for their drugs. This is...

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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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‘Always on and watching’: A former Xinjiang prisoner describes life inside China’s detention camps

The rare first-hand account will help lawmakers and prosecutors investigate Chinese technology giants accused of enabling human rights abuses.

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Hundreds of Y Combinator alumni join crypto collective to back web3 startups

A crypto collective backing web3 startups is seeking new members. The only condition for joining? Applicants must be alumni of the Y Combinator...

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Global Processing Services adds $100M to its coffers to grow its embedded finance and API payments platform

Embedded finance continues to be the engine driving the growth of fintech, with one group of companies building core banking, payments and other...

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Steering innovation toward the public good

When it comes to transportation innovation, perhaps the hardest thing to predict is the timing of how and when these developments will impact our...

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At ‘Lens Fest,’ Snap debuts creations tools for more sophisticated augmented reality experiences

As Snap’s creators begin to experiment with the company’s augmented reality Spectacles hardware, the company is delving deeper into...

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Vauban, an AngelList-like platform for VCs and angels to run and raise funds, closes $6.3m

It’s always been a slight puzzle why AngelList never really properly took off in Europe, especially when, a few years ago, there was such a dearth...

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Global Processing Services raises $300M for its API-based payments and embedded finance platform

Embedded finance continues to be a major theme in the world of fintech, with a wide swathe of new financial services companies tapping APIs built by...

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SenseOn nabs $20M for faster, more accurate cybersecurity detection and response via its ‘triangulation’ approach

As cybersecurity becomes a bigger and more complex problem for organizations, a startup aiming to increase its accuracy in fighting breaches —...

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Tractive raises $35M as it expands GPS pet tracking to the US

Another sizable raise for a pet (cats and dogs) tracking company this morning. Austria-based Tractive has announced a $35 million Series A, led by...

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OneNav locates $21M from GV to map our transition to the next generation of GPS

GPS is one of those science fiction technologies whose use is effortless for the end user and endlessly challenging for the engineers who design it....

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Peloton and Echelon profile photo metadata exposed riders’ real-world locations

Location data wasn't stripped from user-uploaded profile photos.

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Family tracking app Life360 to acquire wearable location device Jiobit for $37M

Popular family tracking app Life360 is investing in hardware. The company this morning announced the $37 million acquisition of Chicago-based Jiobit,...

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Felt raised $4.5 million to get you to ‘think in maps’

From vaccine distribution plans to fire trackers to bar crawls for your best friend’s birthday, maps help people visualize space and express...

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Google Maps on iOS adds live location sharing in iMessage, home screen widget, dark mode

Google Maps announced today three feature updates to its iOS app. With live location sharing in the iMessage app, a traffic widget for the home...

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After a decade, Congress might finally bring 911 into the internet age

When it comes to user-interface design, 911 is about as good as it gets. It’s the “most recognized number in the United States,” Steve Souder,...

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