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 2021-09-22 18:48 

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Nymbull wants to guard your next Craigslist, Facebook Marketplace item for sale...

Buying and selling on marketplace websites like Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace often lead to meeting a stranger somewhere to complete the purchase and pick up the item. With over 1 billion Facebook Marketplace users per month, Nymbull founder Jackson...

 2021-09-22 18:34 

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Latin America's second wave of digital transformation...

Over the past year, Latin America has been covered heavily in the international news as the COVID-19 pandemic led many to question our endurance in the face of a crisis....

 2021-09-22 18:33 

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What Canva CEO Melanie Perkins looks for in a potential acquisition...

We sat down with Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins at Disrupt 2021 to talk about how she has approached fundraising, and how she's managed to grow Canva's free and paid user base at a rapid clip....

 2021-09-22 18:26 

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How technology is transforming organ procurement...

Every year, more than 100,000 people in the United States wait for an organ donation. More than a dozen people will die each day still waiting. Such is the brutal math and the necessary optimism required to work in the organ procurement world. For the pas...

 2021-09-22 18:17 

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AeroFarms is supplying the hops for Goose Island's latest IPA...

The world of vertical farming has seen a massive uptick in interest over the past decade, as the world grapples with concerns over resource use, farmable area and exploding population growth. While promising, there are still plenty of question marks surro...

 2021-09-22 18:15 

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Microsoft now more focused on 'killing Zoom' than Slack, says Stewart Butterfield...
 2021-09-22 17:53 

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Cellino is using AI and machine learning to scale production of stem cell therapies...

Cellino, a company developing a platform to automate stem cell production, presented today at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 to detail how its system, which combines A.I. technology, machine learning, hardware, software — and yes, lasers! — could eve...

 2021-09-22 17:39 

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Koa is helping African consumers make better money moves...

While Delila Kidanu grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, mobile money platform M-Pesa was the go-to fintech platform for her and most Kenyans. The Safaricom-owned product provides basic access to financial services like sending and receiving money and purchasing ai...

 2021-09-22 17:27 

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The casualties of China's education crackdown...

Once the darlings of Wall Street and venture capital as recently as the beginning of this year, China's edtech firms are now wondering if they will be able to remain solvent long enough to see the beginning of the next. In a series of sweeping regulat...

 2021-09-22 17:27 

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The Blue Box is betting on the future of at-home breast cancer tests...

You can take a pregnancy test or colon cancer test from your bathroom, or, these days, a COVID-19 test from the comfort of your living room. You might one day be able to get a breast cancer screening at home, too, if you have a urine sample and an artific...

 2021-09-22 17:25 

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Fortnite likely isn't coming back to the App Store anytime soon...

While Apple and Fortnite's big, dramatic lawsuit didn't seem to reach the conclusion either party actually wanted, its resolution offered some hope for Fortnite lovers that the title could be finding its way back to the App Store and onto their Ap...

 2021-09-22 17:17 

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Software supply chain platform Cloudsmith raises $15M Series A led by Tiger Global...

Cloudsmith, a cloud platform for software supply chain management, has raised a $15 million Series A funding round led by Tiger Global, which it claims is the largest ever Series A funding round in Northern Ireland since 2005 (according to PitchBook data)...

 2021-09-22 17:14 

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Tide encryption is ready to end the cyber breach pandemic...

The global pandemic, along with the digital transformation it accelerated, broadened corporate attack surfaces exponentially. As a result, there were almost 1,800 publicly reported data breaches in the first six months of 2021 alone, accounting for the ex...

 2021-09-22 17:01 

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Prenome could help pregnant women better predict and manage gestational diabetes...

"We're always trying to stick something up a women's something." Stevie Cline, the co-founder of Prenome, is tired of how invasive diagnostic processes are for women, even with modern technology and broader healthcare advancements. So, she...

 2021-09-22 17:00 

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Electric utility bike company Ubco scores $10M strategic investment with TPK...

New Zealand-based electric utility bike company Ubco announced a partnership with TPK Holdings, a Taiwanese electric components manufacturing company, onstage at the Micromobility America conference in San Francisco on Wednesday. As part of the agreement,...

 2021-09-22 16:55 

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Microsoft wants cloud computing to reshape natural disaster modeling, but challenges remain...

Weather forecasting is a notoriously challenging field, but it's an endeavor that is becoming ever more vital to the daily functioning of our planet. Climate change is intensifying the scale and devastation of natural disasters, from wildfires and typ...

 2021-09-22 16:43 

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How Calendly is building a platform by turning scheduling into a center-stage event...

The tools you use most often are the ones you think about the least. Calendly, an app that helps people plan, schedule and follow up on meetings, may be a perfect example of that....

 2021-09-22 16:27 

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Brave's non-tracking, browser-based video conferencing tool is out of beta...

Brave, the startup behind the eponymous non-tracking browser, has launched a non-tracking video conferencing add-on out of beta — letting all users make and receive video calls straight from their browser. The tool, called Brave Talk, has been in be...

 2021-09-22 16:21 

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Twitter's Rinki Sethi on why CISOs win when security is a shared responsibility...

Sethi draws on her decade-plus cybersecurity experience to talk about the role of the modern CISO and how the next-generation of CISOs can stay ahead....

 2021-09-22 16:18 

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Here's what's happening on day two at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021...

Day one of TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 is in the history books, and we hope you found it as thrilling and filled with ah-ha and oooh-ahh moments as we did. Today, entrepreneurial opportunity beckons again as day two gets underway. Check out the next round of ...

 2021-09-22 16:06 

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Lounge's new app aims to reimagine the office for the remote work era...

A startup called Lounge wants to reimagine work for the fully remote era where tools like Slack, Zoom, and Teams have fallen short in terms of helping companies build culture and creating relationships between employees who have never yet met in person &m...

 2021-09-22 16:00 

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Microsoft announces Surface Laptop Studio and Duo 2 ahead of Windows 11 launch...

With the first major Windows release in a half-dozen years looming over the horizon, Microsoft has just unveiled a big slate of new hardware. The Surface line has always been viewed as a sort of proof of concept line for an operating system that hasn'...

 2021-09-22 16:00 

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Patreon to roll out tools to help its adult creators meet Mastercard's new standards...

Remember when OnlyFans said it would ban explicit content, putting its creators' livelihoods in jeopardy, then suspended that ban less than a week later? Even though Patreon's guidelines on adult content are far more limited than those for OnlyFan...

 2021-09-22 15:41 

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UK announces a national strategy to 'level up' AI...

The UK government has announced a national AI strategy — its first dedicated package aimed at boosting the country's capabilities in and around machine learning technologies over the longer term. It says it hopes the strategy will lead to an inc...

 2021-09-22 15:01 

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FedEx to test Aurora's self-driving trucks on Dallas-to-Houston route...

FedEx has started to use self-driving trucks to haul goods between Dallas and Houston as part of a pilot program with autonomous vehicle startup Aurora and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturer Paccar. Paccar trucks that are equipped with Aurora's technolog...

 2021-09-22 15:00 

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Intuit launches venture arm to invest in startups with innovation for small businesses, consumers...

Intuit Ventures will identify growth opportunities and trends beneficial for Intuit's key customers — small businesses and consumers....

 2021-09-22 14:53 

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The NFT on-ramp is still too steep...

So, what I had done was turn $50 into less than $50 and locked the funds in an account on an art marketplace where I couldn't afford to buy something that cost nothing....

 2021-09-22 14:27 

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'Pokmon Unite' has arrived on Android and iOS...

Pokmon Unite is now available for download and is ready to play on Androidand iOS. It's the same free-to-start MOBA with the same maps and monsters the launched on the Nintendo Switch in July....

 2021-09-22 14:03 

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Workhorse Group suspends deliveries, recalls C-1000 electric delivery van...

EV startup Workhorse Group is recalling 41 of its C-1000 cargo delivery vehicles and suspending the remainder of its deliveries for this model, telling regulators Wednesday that "additional testing" is needed to certify the vehicles under Federal ...

 2021-09-22 14:00 

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Facebook stock drops after company warns Apple's privacy changes to have bigger Q3 impact...

Facebook today provided an update on how Apple's privacy changes have impacted its ad business. The company had already warned investors during its second quarter earnings that it expected to feel an even more significant impact in its ad targeting bu...

 2021-09-22 13:58 

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Indications of a hot market abound as Freshworks, Toast price IPOs...

Toast and Freshworks both raised their IPO ranges and priced above the raised interval. If you are looking for an indication that it's a good time to go public, this is it....

 2021-09-22 13:30 

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WestCap and Peter Thiel-backed FLYR Labs closes $150M Series C...

Airlines have a relatively straightforward goal — getting people in seats — but they've traditionally relied on inefficient and outdated statistical modeling methods to predict what prices and other conditions will sell tickets. Enter FLYR...

 2021-09-22 13:29 

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Digital contract startup Ironclad hires Leyla Seka as COO, Helen Wang as CFO...

Ironclad, a startup that helps legal teams manage and coordinate contracts in a digital context, announced the hiring of two new executives today. For starters, the company is bringing on Leyla Seka as COO. Seka was most recently a partner at Operator Col...

 2021-09-22 13:23 

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Coinbase to propose a federal regulatory framework for crypto to U.S. officials within the next month...

Cryptocurrency trading platform Coinbase wants to help guide any emerging regulation on exchanges like itself, for obvious reasons, and in an interview with TechCrunch Editor-in-Chief Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 on Tuesday, Coinbase CEO a...

 2021-09-22 13:05 

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StreamElements nabs $100M as it passes 1.1M creators using its platform to build and monetize video content...

Video is at the heart of how people use the internet today, and creators are at the heart of what is being made and watched on video. Today, a startup that has built a platform that helps them produce and monetize their work is announcing a big round of f...

 2021-09-22 13:02 

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Apple's 2021 iPad mini isn't just living, it's thriving...

Every few years all of the iPad mini lovers hold their breath as they wait to see whether this very specific device will keep on trucking or hit the chopping block. Well they probably needn't worry for a while as the device just got a big modern makeo...

 2021-09-22 13:00 

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Uber Eats adds map feature so users can find nearest restaurants for pickup...

Uber Eats is adding a new pickup map feature to its app that will allow users to search for restaurants or merchants close to them. The map localizes to the user, allowing them to type in what kind food they're looking for using either words or emojis...

 2021-09-22 13:00 

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Inventory optimization startup Flieber bags $12M, aims to help retailers avoid out-of-stock, overstock moments...

The platform aims to give multi-channel brands a leg up when it comes to determining what the ideal stock level would be across all of their sales channels and inventory locations....

 2021-09-22 13:00 

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GM's OnStar is bringing its emergency service to the home with Amazon Alexa...

Owners of Alexa devices will soon be able to use OnStar's emergency services from their homes, under an expanded partnership between OnStar's parent company General Motors and Amazon. OnStar already expanded OnStar Guardian earlier this year with ...

 2021-09-22 13:00 

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Sunday raises $100 million for its fast restaurant checkout flow...

Sunday, a startup that didn't exist just a few months ago, has raised a $100 million Series A funding round. Today's funding round is led by Coatue with participation from partners of DST Global. Investors in the restaurant, hospitality and tech i...

 2021-09-22 13:00 

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Osano, a risk and compliance startup, raises $11M...

The startup has raised $22.3 million to date....

 2021-09-22 13:00 

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Last-mile logistics platform Cargamos raises $11M seed round to expand same day delivery...

Mexico City-based last-mile logistics platform Cargamos wants to own same-day delivery in Latin America. The company has announced a $7 million raise in follow-on funding, bringing its total seed round to $11 million, which it will use to create a nationw...

 2021-09-22 13:00 

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NBA Top Shot creator Dapper Labs raises another $250 million...

Dapper Labs, the company behind popular fantasy basketball NFT game NBA Top Shot, has raised another $250 million in funding. Coatue is leading the new investment. According to a source close to the company, today's funding round values the company at...

 2021-09-22 13:00 

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An email 'autodiscover' bug is helping to leak thousands of Windows passwords...

More than 340,000 Exchange mailbox credentials were exposed in four months....

 2021-09-22 12:35 

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Calyxia bags $17.6M to tackle the global microplastics problem...

Our world is drowning in human-generated microplastics. And while these tiny fragments of non-biodegradable plastic — floating in the sea, embedded in the soil — are hard to see with the naked eye they pose a gigantic threat to life. Inexorabl...

 2021-09-22 12:30 

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Ford partners with battery recycling and materials startup Redwood Materials amid EV push...

Ford Motor has tapped Redwood Materials to create a closed loop system for its upcoming deluge of electric vehicles — a partnership that will cover recycling production scrap and EVs at the end of their life as well as supplying the automaker with r...

 2021-09-22 12:03 

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PandaDoc, the e-document startup, now valued at $1B as it closes a big Series C...

Business tools have gone completely virtual in the last 20 months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and today a startup whose e-document platform has played a big role in supporting that shift is announcing a big round of funding on the heels of huge growth. ...

 2021-09-22 12:00 

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Insight Partners leads $34M round in Singapore-based fintech Spenmo...

Spenmo originated as an expense management platform before realizing that expenses "are just a tiny sliver" of a company's payables, founder and CEO Mohandass Kalaichelvan told TechCrunch. Financial teams also need to manage vendor payments, s...

 2021-09-22 12:00 

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SoftBank and Demi Lovato back June Homes, a proptech startup emerging from stealth with $50M in funding...

June Homes, a proptech startup that aims to make renting less painful and more flexible for both tenants and landlords, is emerging from stealth today with $50 million in total funding. SoftBank Ventures Asia led the startup's latest round — a $...

 2021-09-22 12:00 

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As inflation fears spike, 1build raises $14M to help construction firms optimize their cost estimates...

It's an extraordinarily exhausting time to estimate costs in the construction industry. Lumber prices skyrocketed during the post-pandemic construction spree, only to come hurtling back down to Earth in recent weeks. Copper, concrete, and steel have a...

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