Adtech giant Criteo faces $65M fine in France for GDPR consent breaches

In the latest blow to the creepy ‘tracking-ads’ complex, French adtech giant Criteo has been found in breach of European Union data protection regulation and hit with a €60 million sanction (~$65M) by the country’s national privacy watchdog in a preliminary decision following a mu…

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Rivian delivers on Q2 revenue, expects loss to widen another $700M

Rivian is holding on tight to its goal of delivering 25,000 electric vehicle by year’s end, but to get there it now anticipates to burn an extra $700 million. The automaker tucked the revised guidance on losses within its second quarter earnings report, telling investors that it expects to lo…

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How digital health startups are navigating the post-Roe legal landscape

As state laws shift and abortion bans go into effect across the United States, companies are still trying to find ways to provide care while reimagining what healthcare should include.

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Your shot to join the TC Disrupt Startup Battlefield 200 ends today

Time is running out on one of the biggest opportunities in Disrupt history. We stop accepting applications to the Startup Battlefield 200 tonight, August 5, at precisely 11:59 p.m. PDT. No more deadline extensions, no last-minute exceptions. Nada. Zip. Zilch. Lollygagger alert: Drop what you’re doi…

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Revisit your marketing stack, pitch deck teardown, after the acquisition

Marketing can’t cure everything that ails a company, but it is the easiest channel to make iterative changes that produce immediate results.

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Meta is testing a new livestreaming platform for influencers called ‘Super’

Meta is testing a new livestreaming platform for influencers called “Super,” according to a report from Business Insider. The new platform allows influencers to host livestreams, earn revenue and engage with viewers. The company has reportedly paid influencers between $200 and $3,000 to…

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Solana co-founder says NFTs have ’50 different use cases’ that can onboard millions this year

New NFT use cases stretch from gaming to music, and Solana co-founder Raj Gokal says he sees enough startup activity focused on those areas to feel optimistic about the digital assets more generally.

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Binance says it doesn’t own Indian exchange WazirX, years after acquisition announcement

Binance chief executive Changpeng Zhao said the company has been trying to acquire WazirX for years but it's still grappling with a "few issues."

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A troubling startup layoff trend has emerged

We don’t need to tell you about the layoffs that are defining the tech landscape right now, concentrated particularly in late-stage companies that are struggling to raise extension rounds and grow into existing valuations. What we do think is important, though, is focusing on a frustrating trend th…

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Bridge rounds are the late-stage rage

Data from Carta indicate that bridge rounds are rising in popularity, as TechCrunch expected given our reporting. However, where the funding varietal is gaining the most popularity was surprising.

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TikTok and Bootstrapping and Convoy.com

TechCrunch is more than just a site with words. We’re also building a growing stable of podcasts focused on the most critical topics relating to the startup and venture capital worlds. To help you find the right show for your interests, we’ve compiled our audio output from the week. Emb…

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