Startup and Technology News

Facebook avoids a service shut down in Europe for now

Google Meet’s new feature lets users consume YouTube and Spotify together

A new ‘Institutional Angel’ fund is an example of the UK’s continuing ability to innovate in venture

Kenyan B2B e-commerce platform Marketforce cut about 9% of staff in reorganization strategy

Farther, a wealth tech firm, banks $15M Series A as valuation hits $50M

Conversational intelligence company Jiminny nabs $16.5M to unlock sales team insights

Medical simulation platform FundamentalVR raises $20M to help surgeons learn through VR

Aramco’s Prosperity7 powers AI drug firm Insilico’s $95M round

Launch price TC Sessions: Crypto tix going, going…

This Yale alum wants to build a telemedicine platform expressly for Alzheimer’s disease

Mawi launches a patch to track your heart health faster and in real time

Ralph Nader asks NHTSA to recall Tesla’s ‘dangerous and irresponsible’ FSD

Daily Crunch: Spotify Tickets rollout lets concertgoers buy passes for live gigs

Startups, if your CEO isn’t running your fundraising, you’re doing it wrong

Disney+ soars to 152.1 million subscribers after adding 14.4 million in Q3

Finix raises $30 million as fintech’s spotlight picks its sides

Disney is increasing the price of its ad-free Disney+ subscription to $10.99

As Telegram grows in size, so does crypto traders’ dependence on the app

Apple announces ‘Beats x Kim’ collab, but all I see is shapewear

Jumia shares rise as the company’s e-commerce business revs up in Q2

What does the future look like for e-commerce aggregators?

Plex introduces a social experience to its streaming app with launch of ‘Discover Together’

FCC denies Starlink’s application for $885M subsidy

Nonprofits reap significant savings on discount passes to TC Disrupt

Nanopath is looking to drastically change medical diagnostics

Meta Portal owners can now use their devices as a second screen for PCs and Macs

Not to jinx it, but SaaS valuations appear to be staging a recovery

How to conduct a reduction in force: Planning, execution and follow-up

Amazon expands palm-scanning payment tech to 65 more Whole Foods locations

Group of security companies launches open source project to ease data sharing

FullStory secures $25M to help companies spot issues in their apps and websites

Dear Sophie: Which immigration options are best for a decentralized team in the US?

Use a scalpel when cutting startup expenses, not an axe

5 takeaways from Coinbase’s disappointing Q2 results

Stark wants to make it easier to design accessible websites and software

a16z’s Chris Dixon shares his insights on crypto at TechCrunch Disrupt

LongHash Ventures launches second fund for $100M to support web3 infrastructure

QED makes its first African investment, backing Nigerian fintech TeamApt in $50M+ deal

Nikola taps its president for CEO post

Founders, whales and the sea change in the entrepreneurial energy

Ford locks in solar energy deal with DTE Energy

TechCrunch Live is coming to Minneapolis

Launching a weight loss startup and knowing when to pivot, today on TechCrunch Live

SoftBank to trim Alibaba stake to 14.6%, poised to book $34B gain

Novel Farms flexes its pork loin ‘muscle’ following future equity investment

Jump Crypto leads Injective’s $40M round to help expand DeFi applications

Cloud security startup Wiz reaches $100M ARR in just 18 months

Samsung’s new foldables arrive August 26

Smart mug maker Ember just spun out a life sciences company

DNSFilter acquires iOS firewall app Guardian to expand its web-based threat detection tech