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Rippling’s Parker Conrad on the company’s new round, new SF lease, and also, its newest critic

Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that the workforce management software outfit Rippling was on the cusp of closing a new, $200 million round of funding at a hefty $13.4 billion valuation led by Co

TechCrunch Minute: Tesla’s Cybertruck recall, layoffs set the stage for its Q1 earnings

Tesla is not having a good start to the week. In its defense, it didn’t have a very good end to last week, either. Today the news is that recent price cuts have irked Tesla investors, who sent i

General Galactic emerges from stealth to make methane from carbon dioxide

The stealthy new startup hopes a fully integrated approach, from direct air capture to electrolysis and methane generation, will let it drive prices down for so-called e-fuels.

Clarity Pediatrics raises $10M for treating ADHD and other chronic childhood conditions

Raising young kids who have been diagnosed with, or are suspected of having, ADHD can be challenging. Some children with this condition may have difficulties completing school work or grow easily frus

Informatica makes a point to say it’s not for sale – to Salesforce or anyone else

Nothing gets us going like a big M&A rumor, and history has shown where there’s smoke there has often been fire, but that’s not always the case. Last week the big rumor involved Salesforce acq

Oura’s smart ring hits Target stores

Oura this morning announced that its smart ring will be available in select Target stores in the U.S. The deal, which also brings the wearable to the retailer’s site, follows similar\ announcements

SoftBank-backed TabaPay is buying the assets of a16z-backed Synapse, after it filed for bankruptcy

After a tumultuous year, banking-as-a-service (BaaS) startup Synapse has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and its assets will be acquired by TabaPay, according to the two companies. The deal is pending

EU opens probe of TikTok Lite, citing concerns about addictive design

The European Union has opened a second formal investigation into TikTok, announcing Monday that it suspects the video sharing platform of breaking the bloc’s Digital Services Act (DSA), an onlin

Disrupt 2024 call for speakers closes Friday

Get prepared to set the tech world on fire with your passion and expertise! TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 is poised to electrify San Francisco from October 28–30, and we’re on the lookout for dynami

Salesforce’s silly deal dies, Rubrik’s IPO, and venture capital in space

Equity discusses the latest markets news, upcoming earnings, IPOs, and what impact — if any — the recent bitcoin halving had on its value. is an iOS app that feels like using a retro analog camera

Phone cameras have evolved a lot, with image processing becoming increasingly important and granular controls to help users tweak their images. Despite that, many people are still fond of old-school p

European police chiefs target E2EE in latest demand for ‘lawful access’

The director general of the UK's National Crime Agency has targeted Meta over its planned expansion of end-to-end encryption to Instagram.

TLcom Capital closes second fund at $154M to back early-stage startups across Africa

Venture capital activity in Africa has shown resilience over the past six months, with major firms on the continent closing their funds despite the ongoing funding winter.  In the latest development,

Green search engine Ecosia launches a cross-platform browser

Ecosia, the search engine that funds tree-planting initiatives with a portion of its search ad profits, has launched a new cross-platform browser to grow its online footprint. The new browser, availab

Seraphim Space launches second VC fund with nine investments already under its belt

Following its first close with limited partners including Eutelsat, the early stage fund will build a global portfolio of 30 startups that will be backed at the seed and Series A stages.

Peak XV’s Piyush Gupta is leaving firm to start own secondary-focused VC fund

Piyush Gupta, one of the operating leaders at Peak XV Partners, is leaving the firm at the end of this month to start his own fund, four people familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. Gupta joined P

Tinder gets a ‘Share My Date’ feature for users to send date plans to their curious friends

It’s not uncommon for people to screenshot dating profiles and send them to their friends and loved ones, either to get feedback or to let them know who they’re seeing that weekend. Now, Tinder us

TikTok Shop expands its secondhand luxury fashion offering to the UK

TikTok Shop, TikTok’s social commerce marketplace, is launching a secondhand luxury category in the U.K., putting it in closer competition with The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective, Depop, Poshmark, a

Tesla layoffs, Cybertruck recalls and Serve Robotics goes public

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Women in AI: Anna Korhonen studies the intersection between linguistics and AI

To give AI-focused women academics and others their well-deserved — and overdue — time in the spotlight, TechCrunch has been publishing a series of interviews focused on remarkable women who’ve
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