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Robinhood almost imploded during the Gamestop meme stock chaos

The House Committee on Financial Services released a report late last week offering a harrowing glimpse inside Robinhood during the frenzy around...

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Reddit upgrades its live audio product Reddit Talk with a soundboard, new discovery features

Reddit Talk, the social site’s Clubhouse-like social audio product, is rolling out a handful of updates aimed at allowing hosts to better...

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Reddit is buying machine learning platform Spell

Reddit announced Thursday that it would buy Spell, a platform for running machine learning experiments, for an undisclosed amount. Spell was founded...

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Reddit partners with Netflix to give Redditors ‘Stranger Things’ custom avatars

The social network Reddit unveiled new custom avatars inspired by Netflix’s “Stranger Things” characters ahead of the anticipated season four...

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TikTok launches its first creator crediting tool to help video creators cite their inspiration

After years of stolen memes and uncredited dance trends, TikTok today is introducing a new feature that it says will be the first iteration of its...

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Reddit officially launches its Community Funds program with a $1 million investment

Reddit is investing $1 million in its Community Funds program, the company announced on Monday. The company has been experimenting with its Community...

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Vaayu, a carbon tracking platform for retailers, pulls in $11.5M Seed round led by Atomico

The last couple of years have seen a boom in carbon calculation startups, and long may it reign. (We need all the help we can get to avoid the...

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Reddit rolls out new search improvements, including the ability to search comments

Reddit announced today that it’s rolling out the ability to search comments, alongside a few other search-related features. With the new...

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‘Club Penguin Rewritten’ allegedly shut down by Disney, website seized by London police

“Our world is breaking down around us …” a Reddit user posted this morning in r/ClubPenguinRewritten, documenting how the fan-driven,...

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TikTok is testing a private dislike button for comments

TikTok announced today that it has started testing a way for users to identify comments that they think are irrelevant or inappropriate. Following...

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Daily Crunch: After 16 months on the job, Better.com CTO Diane Yu steps down

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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Docker founder launches Dagger, a new DevOps platform

Docker founder launches Dagger, a new DevOps startup that has now raised $30 million.

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Reddit weighs new video feature with ‘reactions’ for use in its online discussions

Reddit is exploring the idea of bringing more user-generated video content to its online discussion forums, the company has confirmed. Not much has...

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Bored Apes NFT project gets official ‘ApeCoin’ token

Even among the fastest-growing crypto startups, Yuga Labs has had a particularly explosive year. The startup is behind the NFT project Bored Apes...

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Reddit quarantines r/Russia due to ‘high volume’ of misinformation

As major social platforms grapple with an influx of misinformation around the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Reddit is having its own reckoning. On...

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Clubhouse adds text-based chat rooms for the mic shy

The voice-first social network has finally introduced a way for longtime lurkers to get in on the action. Clubhouse announced in-room chat Thursday,...

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Reddit app revamp adds a Discover Tab for finding communities, new navigation

Reddit today is launching the first major change to its mobile app in over two years with the addition of a new Discover Tab, offering personalized...

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Reddit rolls out a web version of Reddit Talk, its live audio product

After unveiling its Clubhouse clone last April, Reddit is adding new features to Reddit Talk that are intended to boost engagement. Among these...

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Reddit tests allowing users to set any NFT as their profile picture, similar to Twitter

Reddit is testing a feature that would allow its users to set any NFT they own as their profile picture — not only its own Ethereum-based NFTs,...

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Crypto startup Syndicate looks to demystify DAOs with ‘Web3 Investment Clubs’ product

Over the past year, crypto acolytes have aimed to sell the world on an internet transformed by tokens and NFTs. All the while, a smaller subsection...

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House committee investigating Jan. 6 subpoenas Meta, YouTube, Twitter and Reddit

The House committee leading the investigation into the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol issued subpoenas to four major tech companies...

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Masters, an app for training with celeb athletes, closes a $2.7M seed funding round

It’s now 2022 and there are many, many apps out there that allow you to do cardio or build muscle by taking classes inside smartphone apps. We are...

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Cheugiest tech moments of 2021

Technology has come a long way in 2021. There’s widespread mRNA vaccines! An asteroid-deflecting space mission! A very powerful laptop with a very...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Travel bans and H-1Bs, Reddit’s IPO plans, early-stage space chat

I’ll be off on Tuesday, December 21, but we’ll return with a very comprehensive newsletter on Friday, December 24. Thanks very much for reading,...

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A few questions about the impending Reddit IPO

Social hub Reddit filed to go public. You know what that means: It's time to ask questions.

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Reddit files confidentially to go public

In August, Reddit raked in a hefty $410 million financing led by Fidelity, valuing it at $10 billion. It had plans to close out the round, a Series...

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Pinterest rolls out the option to reply to comments with videos

Pinterest is the latest social media platform to roll out the option to allow users to reply to comments with videos. Users can now do so via the...

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Facebook and Instagram roll out personalized ‘Year in Review’ features

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has rolled out “Year in Review” features for both Facebook and Instagram. On Facebook, users can share...

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