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Zenno Astronautics wants to move spacecraft around using electromagnets, not fuel

It’s easy to think about satellites as a bunch of mini-moons, orbiting the Earth seamlessly and without any (noticeable) movement. But that’s not...

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Twitter is increasing the price of Twitter Blue from $2.99 to $4.99 per month

Twitter is increasing the price of its subscription service, Twitter Blue, from $2.99 to $4.99 per month. Starting in October, existing subscribers...

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Big Tech’s push to self-regulate harmful content in New Zealand is ‘weak attempt to preempt regulation’, critics say

Big technology companies including Facebook’s parent Meta and Google have signed a pact to self-regulate themselves over harmful content shared...

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Carepatron is passionate about helping solo practitioners and small healthcare practices

The founders of New Zealand-based Carepatron, a healthcare platform used by providers and patients, say they are passionate about solo practitioners...

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Spotify is testing in-app podcast creation tools

Spotify New Zealand gives us a lot of ideas about what kind of features we can expect with in-app podcast recording on Spotify.

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Astrix Astronautics’ Fia Jones on wooing Peter Beck to launch her startup

Astrix has figured out how to use inflation to deploy a very large surface area from a compact volume, which allows for ease of access to power in...

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The race to create the perfect home setup service is on, as Just Move In raises $5M

In recent years startups have turned their attention to what’s known as ‘home setup services’. This is where utilities and moving-in are all...

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Bud raises $80M more to expand its AI-based open banking platform, used to power lending tools and more

Embedded finance — where financial services companies and others bring in different kinds of fintech technology by way of APIs to enhance their...

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New Zealand’s Humble Bee Bio is using bees to create bioplastics

Humble Bee Bio is on a mission to create a biodegradable alternative to plastics by synthesizing the biology of bees. While the New Zealand-based...

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Viola Credit closes $700M fund to provide asset-based lending FinTech startups

Fintech startup and alternative credit asset manager Viola Credit, has closed its latest $700 million fund which provides asset-based lending...

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NY AG is investigating Twitch, Discord and 4chan for their role in the Buffalo mass shooting

New York Attorney General Letitia James will launch an investigation into the role that social media and online message boards played in the tragedy...

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Facebook and Twitter still can’t contain the Buffalo shooting video

Ten people were murdered this weekend in a racist attack on a Buffalo, New York supermarket. The eighteen-year-old white supremacist shooter...

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There are no easy answers for tech in the aftermath of the Buffalo tragedy

As a gunman wrought terror in a Buffalo, New York supermarket over the weekend, the violence was, yet again, streamed live online. The latest U.S....

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Daily Crunch: Startup that transforms real-world items into NFTs raises $6.9M seed round

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New Zealand gets its first crypto, web3-focused VC fund

New Zealand-based VC Global from Day 1 (GD1) launches $5 million web3/crypto fund, the country's first dedicated fund in the crypto, blockchain...

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

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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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Niantic makes another acquisition, absorbing AR studio NZXR

These strategic acquisitions are part of Niantic's overarching plan to build what it calls a "real-world metaverse," which is...

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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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Miruku replacing animals with plants to create dairy proteins

Miruku is breeding and engineering plant crops to turn their cells into dairy proteins using energy from the sun.

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Daily Crunch: Thousands of Google Play users download Android banking trojan

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NZVC creates fund for early-stage New Zealand ventures

NZVC’s fund is targeting the seed to Series A gap to help New Zealand companies grow.

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Watch Rocket Lab launch a StriX satellite from its new launch pad in New Zealand live

Update: Successful launch and payload deployment per Rocket Lab. For its first launch of 2022, Rocket Lab is sending to orbit a StriX satellite for...

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Daily Crunch: India announces plans for digital rupee, 30% tax on crypto profits

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AirTree launches three new funds totaling $700M AUD

More money is flowing into Australia and New Zealand’s startup ecosystems. Sydney-based AirTree Ventures, one of the region’s most prolific VC...

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Wordle is tech born of love that asks nothing in return

What is Wordle? The game's creator Josh Wardle talks about scaling a viral hit, getting interest from VCs, and dealing with Wordle clones.

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TechCrunch+ roundup: 2022 enterprise predictions, Justworks IPO, startup theses to watch for

If you add a sizzling hot take to Twitter beef, you might end up with some delicious news analysis.

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When fundraising, New Zealand startup founders should play the ‘Kiwi card’

We spoke to two founders and two investors to nail down the top tips for New Zealand founders looking to put their mark on the markets.

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