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Serena Williams’ next act in venture capital is essential in this moment

When Serena Williams steps from away tennis, she’ll be walking into an arena as white as the one she just left.

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Layoffs hit HBO Max as 70 employees lose their jobs

Unscripted and live-action family programming for HBO Max were most affected

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Bumble experiments with group chats, polls, and video calls for its new social networking feature, ‘Hive’

Dating app maker Bumble revealed more of its plans to strengthen its social networking features during last week’s Q2 earnings, which saw the...

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The phishing catch of the day is Twillio (and other TC news)

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast Natasha Mascarenhas is back to talk about VC-backed aperitif company Haus being forced to sell. Then we’re...

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Signal says 1,900 users’ phone numbers exposed by Twilio breach

At least one user had their Signal number re-registered by an attacker.

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5 things you may have missed in Disney’s latest earnings

Disney is arguably doing a few things faster or better than Netflix. But the House of Mouse is also bracing for changes that will affect the entire...

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Startup yachts, Adam Neumann and wait what year is it again?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Natasha...

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Oil and gas didn’t benefit from investor largesse in recent years — but renewables did

For oil and gas companies, steady rates of investment should be a worrying trend.

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Android 13 rolls out to Pixel devices today

In a blog post, Google today confirmed that the latest version of Android is starting to roll out to Pixel devices, following the release of the...

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Report: Apple explored ads in Apple Maps, as it weighs broader ads push

A new report from Bloomberg indicates Apple may be expanding its advertising business beyond the App Store and other first-party apps like News and...

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How should web3 companies approach fundraising during a downturn?

It’s a delicate balance of gauging the various fundraising options available and knowing which practices to embrace or avoid along the way.

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a16z says “WeBack” to WeWork’s Neumann with its biggest check ever

The VC firm's investment gives Adam Neumann's company, Flow, a unicorn valuation before it has started operating

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TikTok rolls out a basic in-app, text-to-image AI generator

TikTok has rolled a new in-app text-to-image AI generator that lets users type in a prompt and receive an image that can be used as the background in...

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VCs set sights on African countries beyond the ‘Big Four’

Outside the Big Four, investments ballooned to $1.4 billion, up 382% year on year, according to Partech's 2021 report.

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What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022

Six talks you need to know from this year's hacker summer camp.

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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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Unity rejects AppLovin’s $20 billion merger offer

The game engine will go ahead with its ironSource merger

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U.K. government pushes ‘social tariffs’ to bring cheaper broadband to hard-up households

The U.K. government is rolling out a new scheme designed to create and promote cheaper broadband for lower-income households across the country....

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When the dam breaks, IPOs are going to flow like fucking crazy

No one expects every startup worth $1 billion to be ready to go public, but the collection of billion-dollar startups that are ready to list is...

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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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Snap says Snapchat+ now has 1 million subscribers, introduces new features

Snap said today that the company’s paid subscription plan Snapchat+, which launched in June, now has more than 1 million users across the...

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Your future shrimp meal could come from Atarraya’s farming technology

The company's technology includes remote operations management and AI-powered automation to monitor and feed them.

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Galaxy Digital calls off its $1.2 billion acquisition of BitGo

Crypto sector's first $1 billion deal, announced at the height of peak surge in token prices, is disbanding as the market reverses much of the...

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Mobot secures capital to grow its fleet of robots that bug-test mobile apps

Mobot, a startup developing robotics technology to bug-test mobile apps, has raised fresh capital in a venture round.

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The Station: Arrival slashes EV targets, more Tesla FSD controversy and NHTSA loses its captain

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend...

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Porsche signs 25-year solar energy deal

Apparently, solar power is hot right now. Porsche said Monday that it plans to build and operate a solar power microgrid at its U.S. headquarters in...

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Tencent veterans secure $13M to build cross-chain decentralized identities

There is a host of startups working on decentralized identities for the next generation of the internet. Four Tencent veterans want their offering...

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Meta invests in Take App, a Singaporean startup that helps merchants sell via WhatsApp

WhatsApp has long transcended its roots as a simple messaging app for friends, and is now a core communication tool for businesses seeking a direct...

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