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Atomico report: European startups on track to raise $85B this year, down from $100B+ in 2021

ATOMICO REPORT: EUROPEAN STARTUPS ON TRACK TO RAISE $85B THIS YEAR, DOWN FROM $100B+ IN 2021

Startups across Europe are on track to raise $85 billion in funding this year - a drop of $15 billion on 2021 levels when funding passed...

INDIA'S NATIONWIDE 5G ROLLOUT PLAN COULD HIT TURBULENCE DUE TO AIRCRAFT INTERFERENCE CONCERNS

India just started rolling out 5G networks after much anticipation and years-long delay. Service operators expect to bring next-generation...

 
 
 

INDIA'S BLUME VENTURES MORE THAN DOUBLES IN SIZE, RAISES OVER $250 MILLION FOR NEW FUND

Indian venture firm Blume has raised over $250 million for a new fund, its fourth and largest, as it looks to get more aggressive in...

AS ITS FASHION EMPIRE BOOMS, SHEIN WANTS AN ESG MAKEOVER

Shein, the world's largest fashion ecommerce site, has taken significant steps to ramp up its environmental, social, and governance...

 
 
 

AMERICAN BATTERY FACTORY'S FIRST ‘GIGAFACTORY' INCHES TOWARD REALITY

American Battery Factory's big plan to build a bunch of, erm, American battery factories got a jolt Tuesday when Tucson, Arizona gave...

META WON'T LET STAFF DISCUSS TOPICS LIKE ABORTION, GUN CONTROL AND VACCINES AT WORK

Meta employees were told that they should not discuss sensitive issues like abortion, gun control, pending legislation and vaccine...

 
 
 
Daily Crunch: Lensa AI can transform Photoshopped fakes into nonconsensual pornography 

DAILY CRUNCH: LENSA AI CAN TRANSFORM PHOTOSHOPPED FAKES INTO NONCONSENSUAL PORNOGRAPHY 

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FINTECH UNICORN VALUATIONS HAVE FALLEN HARD IN 2022

Fintech was hot in 2021, but looking back on it... maybe too hot? The sector exploded last year, seeing record investment - $132 billion...

 
 
 
Bosch shuts down its app store for AI-powered, internet-connected cameras

BOSCH SHUTS DOWN ITS APP STORE FOR AI-POWERED, INTERNET-CONNECTED CAMERAS

In 2018, appliance conglomerate Bosch created a startup, Security and Safety Things , whose stated mission was to develop a platform...

A DATA-DRIVEN DUO JUST RAISED ROUGHLY $350M TO FUND SEED-STAGE STARTUPS WITH METRICS

Nnamdi Okike and Aaron Holiday trust data over the kind of pattern matching that most VCs swear by. It's not surprising, given their...

 
 
 

FTX AND ALAMEDA'S MASSIVE INVESTMENTS WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO UNWIND FROM CRYPTO INDUSTRY

Reading the spreadsheet detailing the investment portfolio of Alameda Research, the investment arm of fallen crypto exchange FTX ,...

VIETNAMESE LUXURY EV-MAKER VINFAST FILES TO GO PUBLIC ON NASDAQ

Vietnamese electric vehicle maker VinFast has filed for an initial public offering in the United States, the company said Tuesday....

 
 
 
Prisma Labs, maker of Lensa AI, says it is working to prevent accidental generation of nudes

PRISMA LABS, MAKER OF LENSA AI, SAYS IT IS WORKING TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL GENERATION OF NUDES

We recently uncovered that Lensa AI can be tricked into creating NSFW images. When TechCrunch made the Prisma team aware of its findings,...

APPLE'S FIRST CAR EFFORT MIGHT NOT BE SELF DRIVING AFTER ALL

Apple has talked a big game about its future plans to break into the automotive market. But a report from Bloomberg says that Apple...

 
 
 

AS BUTTERFIELD EXITS STAGE LEFT, IT'S FAIR TO WONDER WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SALESFORCE

It's been a pretty rough week for Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff and the folks at his company: Three talented executives...

TechCrunch+ roundup: The end of free money, how to forecast NRR, slashing SaaS spending

TECHCRUNCH+ ROUNDUP: THE END OF FREE MONEY, HOW TO FORECAST NRR, SLASHING SAAS SPENDING

If you ask three different people whether we're in a recession, you could easily get three different answers. As often as the ‘R' word...

 
 
 

STARTING THE TAMPON REVOLUTION WITH VALENTINA MILANOVA

Welcome back to Found, where we get the stories behind the startups. This week the show kicks off a new season and welcomes a new co-host....

Google Search's new topic filters make it easier to refine results and expand searches

GOOGLE SEARCH'S NEW TOPIC FILTERS MAKE IT EASIER TO REFINE RESULTS AND EXPAND SEARCHES

Google announced today that it's making it easier for users to drill down on a search and explore related topics. Search currently...

 
 
 

CIRCLE AND FOOTPRINT'S ABORTED DEBUTS ARE THE FINAL NAIL IN THE SPAC COFFIN

It would be nice to say that we'll miss SPACs. But as blank-check companies fade from our view, we have to say we really won't. Many...

Apple loosens grip on App Store pricing with 700 new price points, support for prices that don't end in $.99

APPLE LOOSENS GRIP ON APP STORE PRICING WITH 700 NEW PRICE POINTS, SUPPORT FOR PRICES THAT DON'T END IN $.99

Apple is loosening its requirements around how developers have to price their apps as legal and regulatory pressure over its tight...

 
 
 



Samsung Galaxy M04's launch date, design, and key specs revealed by Amazon

Samsung Galaxy M04's launch date, design, and key specs revealed by Amazon

The Samsung Galaxy M04 we've been hearing about for a few months will be launched on December 9 at noon local time in India. This revelation comes from Amazon.in since it... Read more ...

Ukraine's Promin Aerospace Gears for First Satellite Launch in 2023 Amid...

Ukraine's Promin Aerospace Gears for First Satellite Launch in 2023 Amid Ongoing War with Russia

Promin Aerospace is on track for its first satellite launch in 2023 despite the raging war between Ukraine and Russia. Read more ...

Apple Announces 700 New Price Points and Tools in App Store, Biggest Pricing...

Apple Announces 700 New Price Points and Tools in App Store, Biggest Pricing Upgrade in History

These upgrades will make it easier for developers to set prices per region or country. Read more ...

Collision of prehistoric continents 'cooked' the bones of ancient...

Scientists have solved a decades-long mystery as to why ancient tetrapods-amphibian-like creatures that lived over 300 million years ago-preserved in one of Ireland's most... Read more ...

Today's Wordle Answer 536 - December 7, 2022 Solution And Hints

Today's Wordle Answer 536 - December 7, 2022 Solution And Hints

Today's Wordle answer is a struggle, literally. If you're finding it difficult to figure it out, we're here to help with hints and the solution word. Read more ...

The Best Christmas Movies to Watch With Your Children - CNET

Some of the best Christmas movies to watch with your kids this year. Read more ...

Coastal diatoms' genetic diversity comes to the rescue when aquatic...

A closed copper mine on the Baltic Sea coast just south of Västervik has helped researchers study the capacity of coastal diatoms to survive when the environmental conditions... Read more ...

Meta Threatens to Remove Facebook News If US Media Bill Pushes Through

Meta Threatens to Remove Facebook News If US Media Bill Pushes Through

The US Congress is on its way to reviewing this new media bill. Read more ...

Atomico report: European startups on track to raise $85B this year, down...

Atomico report: European startups on track to raise $85B this year, down from $100B+ in 2021

Startups across Europe are on track to raise $85 billion in funding this year - a drop of $15 billion on 2021 levels when funding passed $100 billion, according to a report on... Read more ...

Microsoft To Do now shows your tasks due today by auto-populating My Day list

Microsoft specializes in producing tools that keep professionals productive and organized. One of them is Microsoft's very own To Do app, which has just received a new feature... Read more ...