Crypto social network BitClout arrives with a bevy of high-profile investors — and skeptics

While much of the recent wave of relentless hype around NFTs — or non-fungible tokens — has been most visibly manifested in high-dollar art auctions or digital trading cards sales, there’s also been a relentless string of chatter among bullish investors who see a future that ties …

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GTA 6 footage leaks, Revolut gets hacked, and Wipro fires 300 for “moonlighting”

What happened this week in tech? GTA 6 gameplay footage leaked, Google announced a new Chromecast, Wipro fired hundreds, and more

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How Change co-founders brainstormed their way into entrepreneurship

Found is the podcast where TechCrunch gets the stories behind the startups.

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Box shares rise on report company is exploring sale

Shares of Box, a well-known content-and-collaboration company that went public in 2015, rose today after Reuters reported that the company is exploring a sale. TechCrunch previously discussed rising investor pressure for Box to ignite its share price after years in the public-market wilderness. At …

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Orca Security raises $210M Series C at a unicorn valuation

Orca Security, an Israeli cybersecurity startup that offers an agent-less security platform for protecting cloud-based assets, today announced that it has raised a $210 million Series C round at a $1.2 billion valuation. The round was led by Alphabet’s independent growth fund CapitalG and Red…

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Equity crowdfunding is making the private markets public

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For this week’s deep dive, the Equity team brought on Gumroad CEO Sahil Lavingia and Hustle Fund General Partner Elizabeth Yin to talk about equity crowdfunding. It’s be…

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Google Cloud hires Intel veteran to head its custom chip efforts

There has been a growing industry trend in recent years for large-scale companies to build their own chips. As part of that, Google announced today that it has hired long-time Intel executive Uri Frank as vice president to run its custom chip division. “The future of cloud infrastructure is b…

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Amid pandemic, Middle East adtech startups play essential role in business growth

There is tremendous potential in the Middle East for adtech startups and digital marketing agencies. Although consumers there used to prefer traditional advertising, the internet took over in 2020.

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A newly-wormable Windows botnet is ballooning in size

Purple Fox malware infections have rocketed by at least 600% in the past year.

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Indian beauty e-commerce Purplle raises $45 million

Purplle, an e-commerce platform for beauty products in India, said on Monday it has raised $45 million in a new financing round as it looks to expand its presence in the world’s second-largest internet market. The new round, a Series D, was financed by Sequoia Capital India and existing investors V…

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Extra Crunch members get unlimited access to 12M stock images for $99 per year

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Yay Images for a new Extra Crunch Partner Perk. Starting today, Extra Crunch members can get unlimited access to Yay Images’ collection of over 12 million stock images, 1.5 million vectors and 250,000 HD/4K Videos at a discounted annual rate. The …

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