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Want to work at a Google campus? You’ll need to be vaccinated
Today 13:42 EDT
Even for tech companies who create the tools for remote work, returning to the office is proving a major challenge. After early work from home recommendations last March, companies like Google...
Fisker invests in EV charging network Allego’s SPAC merger
Today 13:42 EDT
Fisker is investing $10 million in private-investment-in-public equity (PIPE) funding for the merger of Allego and special purpose acquisition company Spartan Acquisition Corp III.
Shopify’s Q2 results beat estimates as e-commerce shines
Today 12:54 EDT
Like Microsoft and Apple in the wake of their after-hours earnings reports, Shopify shares are having a muted reaction to the better-than-expected results.
Spotify’s podcast ad revenue jumps 627% in Q2
Today 12:13 EDT
In the minutes before its quarterly earnings call this morning, Spotify played advertisements for its Originals & Exclusives, like the true crime show “Deathbed Confessions,” and the sex and...
Anomaly detection is one of the more difficult and underserved operational areas in the asset-servicing sector of financial institutions.
Algramo aims to cut plastic waste with a reusable container ecosystem and $8.5M A round
Today 12:02 EDT
Single-use plastic containers make up a huge amount of the world’s waste, but so far no one has come up with a good way to replace them that’s also easy for consumers and cost-effective. Algramo may...
What’s big enough, bold enough and influential enough to inspire more than 10,000 people around the world to carve out three days from their intensely busy schedules? If you said TechCrunch Disrupt...
In the wake of Apple’s advances into consumer privacy with initiatives like App Tracking Transparency and App Store privacy labels, Google recently announced its own plans to introduce a new “safety...
Duolingo’s IPO pricing is great news for edtech startups
Today 11:08 EDT
Duolingo, a consumer edtech company, is now more valuable per revenue-dollar than the median public enterprise SaaS business.
QuotaPath raises $21.3M in Insight Partners-led round to help sales teams better track commissions
Today 11:00 EDT
The startup gives teams a way to streamline the commission process and avoid inaccurate budgets, payouts, and 'unhappy sales reps due to poor sales commission planning, reporting and administration.'
Twitter this morning will launch a pilot in the U.S. aimed at testing the potential for e-commerce on its platform. The company is introducing a new “Shop Module” that offers brands, businesses and...
If you parked your car in one of the thousands of parking spots across Calgary, there’s a good chance you paid the Calgary Parking Authority for the privilege. But soon you might be hearing from the...
What Tesla’s bet on iron-based batteries means for manufacturers
Today 10:39 EDT
Elon Musk mused that Tesla's batteries may eventually be two-thirds iron-based and one-third nickel-based across its products. 'And this is actually good because there’s plenty of iron in the world.'
When I arrived in the U.S., I applied to countless IT jobs, from customer service to computer repair. Every company rejected me before they even gave me the chance to show what I could do.
Things are changing in China, and the regulatory landscape of tech work in the country won't be the same from here on out.
Jason Saltzman is a serial entrepreneur. He first cofounded SeamlessDocs and then went on to found The Alley, a coworking space based out of New York City. Following Alley’s acquisition by Verizon,...
Nura finally goes fully wireless with the NuraTrue buds
Today 10:00 EDT
As I write this, I have no fewer than five recently reviewed earbuds sitting on the desk in front of me. And you know what? They’re all pretty good. Some are better than others, of course — that’s why...
The mmhmm story and how it plans to spend its $100M
Today 10:00 EDT
Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. For our Wednesday show this week, Natasha and Alex Chris had prior...
ASCAP Lab highlights a quartet of early-stage music startups
Today 10:00 EDT
The cohort aims to tackle wide-ranging music industry issues. Some have already laid out commercialization plans, while others came together for the program and haven’t thought that far down the road.
Brain Technologies raises $50M+ for the launch of Natural, a natural language search engine and ‘super app’
Today 9:04 EDT
Voice-based and other personal assistant apps — which use natural language and hefty AI engines in the backend to source information to address your various questions, do your e-commerce bidding, or...
Redwood Materials CEO JB Straubel shared his aspirations last year to turn the startup he co-founded in 2017 into one of the world’s major battery recycling companies. Now, the former Tesla co-founder...
Noetic Cyber, a cloud-based continuous cyber asset management and controls platform, has launched from stealth with a Series A funding round of $15 million led by Energy Impact Partners. The round was...
Insurtech startup Spot brings in $17.5M equity, debt to fill insurance gaps for accidental injuries
Today 9:00 EDT
Spot is tackling affordable healthcare with a digital, on-demand injury insurance product that can be as-is or as a compliment to traditional health insurance.
A slew of launch startups have emerged in recent years to help meet growing demand from satellite providers, biotech companies and others looking to send payload to space. One such startup is Germany’s...
European customer engagement platform Dixa has raised a Series C funding round of $105 million, led by growth equity investor General Atlantic. Existing investors Notion Capital, Project A, and Seed...
The company's digital therapy platform works to measure and improve someone’s ability to walk after they have experienced a neurologic injury or disease.
Algolia has raised a $150 million Series D funding round at a post-money valuation of $2.25 billion. Compared to the Series C round from October 2019, the company’s valuation has more than quadrupled....
The company is leading seniors through the Medicare maze, helping whittle down over 3,000 available plans into a handful of best choices based on their care requirements.
Four high-profile Indian entrepreneurs who are among those who kickstarted India’s SaaS journey, building and helping startups scale and win customers globally and also backed about 100 such firms, are...
Contentful raises $175M at a $3B valuation from Tiger for its content delivery service
Today 7:00 EDT
TechCrunch caught up with Contentful's CEO, Steve Sloan (previously of Twilio and Bessemer), and its comms connect, Brian Spittler (previously of Podium), to dig more into its products.