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 2021-09-19 14:31 

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How to meet the demand of EV infrastructure and maintain a stable grid...

A combination of a new blueprint for managing energy on the grid plus behavior change is needed....

 2021-09-18 20:16 

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User's Guide to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021...

TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 approaches in just three days. Here's your how-to guide for everything you can expect at Disrupt. Although the main show kicks off on Tuesday the 21st, there'll be some sneak peeks and extras going down on Monday. Make sure...

 2021-09-18 18:05 

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Executive coaching for employees is complicated and emotional...

BetterUp, a reskilling and coaching platform for employees before and beyond the C-suite, is getting in touch with its emotions. This week, the richly funded unicorn startup announced a pair of acquisitions in the emotional artificial intelligence and peo...

 2021-09-18 17:58 

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The GoPro-ification of the iPhone...

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! Last week, we talked about some sunglasses from a company that many people do not like very much. This week, we're talking about Apple and the company 1,600 times smaller than it that's facing sim...

 2021-09-18 17:30 

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This Week in Apps: Apple's iPhone event, App Annie hit with securities fraud, OpenSea goes mobile...

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global c...

 2021-09-18 17:26 

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SEC Regional Director Erin Schneider is joining us at Disrupt...

If ever there was a time when working at the Securities and Exchange Commission was a dull affair, that's no longer true. The federal agency that's responsible for protecting investors and maintaining fair and orderly functioning of our securities...

 2021-09-18 17:15 

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Divining the real value of my favorite fintech sub-niche...

Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It's inspired by what the weekday Exchange column digs into, but free, and made for your weekend reading....

 2021-09-18 16:23 

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SoftBank's Marcelo Claure is coming to Disrupt next week...

SoftBank has been on a tear in Latin America. The Japanese investment conglomerate just announced it has launched its second Latin America-focused fund with a $3 billion capital commitment from the company that may grow as the fund explores "options t...

 2021-09-18 16:07 

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China Roundup: Beijing is tearing down the digital 'walled gardens'...

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch's China roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, China gets serious about breaking down the walled gardens that its int...

 2021-09-18 13:30 

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1 change that can fix the VC funding crisis for women founders...

We need to increase the number of women investing partners who can write large seed checks....

 2021-09-18 08:56 

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Google abused dominant position of Android in India, antitrust probe finds...

Google abused the dominant position of Android in India to illegally hurt competitors in the country, an antitrust probe has found....

 2021-09-18 04:33 

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What we can learn from edtech startups' expansion efforts in Europe...

Unlike their neighbors in fintech, it's assumed that edtech companies need to expand to a number of big markets in order to reach a scale that makes them attractive to VCs....

 2021-09-18 04:00 

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Tips for managing growth across iOS updates...

"I've seen startups spend thousands of dollars inefficiently as a result of not having optimal signal in their paid acquisition campaigns. I've also spent millions at companies such as Postmates refining our signal to the best possible state,&...

 2021-09-17 22:15 

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Daily Crunch: Apple, Google bow to Russian pressure...

Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for Friday, September 17th! What a week, ya'll. It is now just days before Disrupt, which means the TechCrunch hive is buzzing. I'll leave it by noting that Reid Hoffman is coming, which is going to be a treat....

 2021-09-17 21:40 

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Longtime VC, and happy Miami resident, David Blumberg has a new $225 million fund...

Blumberg Capital, founded in 1991 by investor David Blumberg, has just closed its fifth early-stage venture fund with $225 million, a vehicle that Blumberg says was oversubscribed — he planned to raise $200 million — and that has already been ...

 2021-09-17 20:46 

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Inside GitLab's IPO filing...

While the technology and business world worked towards the weekend, DevOps firm GitLab filed to go public. So we need to pause, digest the company's S-1 filing, and come to some early conclusions....

 2021-09-17 20:44 

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Cameo launches Cameo Calls, a service for fans to video chat with celebs...

If you really want to video chat tonight with William Hung of retro American Idol fame... got twenty bucks to spare? Yesterday, Cameo launched its Cameo Calls products, which lets fans video chat for up to 15 minutes one-on-one with their favorite influen...

 2021-09-17 20:37 

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Zoom looks beyond video conferencing as triple-digit 2020 growth begins to slow...

The company has been undertaking plans over last couple of years to move beyond its core video conferencing market — here's how industry experts see this plan working....

 2021-09-17 19:44 

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OpenSea released an app -- but it's for browsing, not buying and selling...

It's a big day for the Amazon of the decentralized internet — OpenSea now has an app for iOS and Android. For most companies, having a mobile app is a milestone you'd reach before hitting a $1.5 billion valuation. But like any store — ...

 2021-09-17 19:25 

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Demand Curve: How to get social proof that grows your startup...

When people are uncertain, they look to others for behavioral guidance. This is called social proof, and using it effectively can lead to up to 400% improvement in conversion....

 2021-09-17 19:23 

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TechCrunch Disrupt kicks off in just a few days...

The final countdown to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021 is on, folks and we cannot be more excited to get this party started. In a just a few days — on September 21-23 — we spotlight the people who envision the future and push beyond what exists to cre...

 2021-09-17 19:04 

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Marketers should plan for more DIY metrics as iOS 15 nears...

Apple is planning to remove developer access to key user data as part of its iOS 15 release on Monday. So how are marketers going to figure out growth from here?...

 2021-09-17 18:54 

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Michigan State Police to begin testing Ford Mach-E Interceptors...

On Friday, Ford announced that it, in short order, will deliver one of its Mustang Mach-E Interceptor prototypes — which appears to be based on the Mach-E GT variant — to the Michigan State Police....

 2021-09-17 18:50 

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Elon Musk praises Chinese automakers amidst regulatory scrutiny...

An unusually scripted Elon Musk issued conciliatory and complimentary comments to Chinese automakers during a pre-recorded appearance at China's World New Energy Vehicle Congress, striking a pose that is worlds away from his commentary style in the Un...

 2021-09-17 18:08 

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Gingko Bioworks, valued at $15B, begins trading today: Here's how their business works...

Gingko Bioworks, a synthetic biology company now valued at around $15 billion, begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange today. Gingko's market debut is one of the largest in biotech history. It's expected to raise about $1.6 billion for the c...

 2021-09-17 17:15 

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Tesla will open controversial FSD beta software to owners with a good driving record...

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company will use personal driving data to determine whether owners who have paid for its controversial "Full Self-Driving" software can access the latest beta version that promises more automated driving functions. Mus...

 2021-09-17 17:09 

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Grab your free Disrupt Expo Pass to access these breakout sessions at Disrupt next week...

As we get closer to TechCrunch Disrupt 2021, the list of our special breakout sessions just gets bigger and better. The wide range of tech startups is on full display in these sessions hosted by our partners. What's more, these smaller, interactive ga...

 2021-09-17 16:45 

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Web host Epik was warned of a critical website bug weeks before it was hacked...

Hackers claim to have dumped gigabytes of data from the web host's servers....

 2021-09-17 16:20 

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Rolls-Royce's all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage...

Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The...

 2021-09-17 16:08 

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Choices and constraints: How DTC companies decide which strategy to follow...

In DTC, how companies decide omnichannel strategies depends on how well they know what their customers' choices are and what their ideal strategy will be....

 2021-09-17 15:35 

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WarnerMedia's Andy Forssell will discuss HBO Max at Disrupt 2021...

In May 2020, WarnerMedia launched HBO Max into a crowded streaming landscape. In spite of early struggles, the timing couldn't have been better. When the world was stuck at home, struggling to find new sources of entertainment amid a global pandemic, ...

 2021-09-17 15:15 

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Boston Dynamics owner Hyundai deploys Spot for factory safety monitoring...

Back in June, Hyundai completed a deal for controlling interest in Boston Dynamics. The Korean automotive giant no doubt has some grand plans for integrating the Massachusetts-based firm's technology into a lot of their forward-looking concept mobilit...

 2021-09-17 15:00 

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Former Instacart CFO Sagar Sanghvi joins Accel as its newest partner...

Instacart's chief financial officer Sagar Sanghvi has departed from the on-demand grocery delivery company after nearly six years and is returning to his investing roots. Specifically, Sanghvi has joined Accel as a partner focused on global growth-sta...

 2021-09-17 14:31 

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Aurora Propulsion Technologies closes 1.7M seed for spacecraft maneuvering and deorbiting tech...

More spacecraft will be sent to orbit this year than ever before in human history, and the number of satellite launches is only anticipated to increase through the rest of the decade. Under these crowded conditions, being able to maneuver satellites in sp...

 2021-09-17 14:15 

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Extra Crunch roundup: Adtech investing, Intuit buys Mailchimp, ideal customer profiles...

In school, it's highly unethical to copy someone else's work and pass it off as your own. In business, however, it is expected....

 2021-09-17 14:00 

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A knock against bootstrapping...

Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex were all aboard this week under the guidance of Chris and Grace, which meant we had the full team. And speaking of teams, Mary Ann is joining the Friday show on a weekly basis now. She's been a friend for years, and a col...

 2021-09-17 13:56 

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The value of software revenue may have finally stopped rising...

Startups are raising record sums around the world, thanks to several contributing factors. But the free ride could be ending....

 2021-09-17 13:35 

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Google reportedly plans to add free channels to its smart TV platform...

Chromecasts and other devices powered by Google TV might give users access to free, ad-supported streaming television channels in the future, according to a new report....

 2021-09-17 13:00 

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Defy Partners leads $3M round into sales intelligence platform Aircover...

Aircover's conversational AI software integrates with Zoom and automates parts of the sales process to lead to more effective conversations....

 2021-09-17 13:00 

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Ketch raises another $20M as demand grows for its privacy data control platform...

Ketch's OTC enables developers to embed security and governance into a piece of data as they build software....

 2021-09-17 11:51 

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Journey Clinical raises $3M to allow psychotherapists to prescribe psychedelics...

Psychedelics companies are all the rage right now. Compass Pathways is working with the magic mushroom compound psilocybin to treat depression. It's has raised $290 million in total. Atai Life Sciences — backed by PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel &...

 2021-09-17 10:19 

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Apple and Google bow to pressure in Russia to remove Kremlin critic's tactical voting app...

Apple and Google have removed a tactical voting app created by the organization of jailed Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, from their respective mobile app stores in Russia. Earlier this week Reuters reported that the Russian state had been amping up the p...

 2021-09-17 01:30 

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Ryder to build logistics network with autonomous trucking company Embark...

Supply chain and fleet management solutions company Ryder is partnering with yet another autonomous trucking company. On Thursday, Ryder announced its plans to help Embark launch a nationwide network of up to 100 transfer points that will be owned and ope...

 2021-09-17 01:23 

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In internal memo, Apple says it is monitoring legal challenges to Texas abortion law...

In a message posted on an internal employee message board today, Apple said that it was monitoring the legal challenges to what it refers to as the "uniquely restrictive abortion law" that was recently passed in Texas. Apple confirmed the authenti...

 2021-09-16 23:59 

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GM extends Chevy Bolt EV production shutdown through mid-October...

General Motors is extending the shutdown of its Orion Assembly Plant until at least mid-October as a result of a battery pack shortage related to the recently announced Chevy Bolt EV and EUV safety recall. Bloomberg first reported that the company intends...

 2021-09-16 23:28 

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Facebook knows Instagram harms teens. Now, its plan to open the app to kids looks worse than ever...

Facebook is in the hot seat again. The Wall Street Journal published a powerful multi-part series on the company this week, drawing from internal documents on everything from the company's secretive practice of whitelisting celebrities to its knowledg...

 2021-09-16 23:17 

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Rivian announces membership plan with complementary charging and LTE connectivity...

With R1T trucks rolling off the assembly line at its factory in Normal, Illinois, Rivian continues to prepare for the official debut of its first EVs later this month. On Thursday, the automaker introduced a membership program that will grant Rivian owner...

 2021-09-16 22:35 

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Reid Hoffman is returning to Disrupt...

You've probably learned from Reid Hoffman before, either through his inventions, investments or inspirational words. The entrepreneur is the co-founder of LinkedIn, a partner at Greylock and the author of a new book based off of his hit podcast, Maste...

 2021-09-16 22:10 

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Daily Crunch: Lucid Air puts Tesla in rearview mirror by earning 520-mile EPA range rating...

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package....

 2021-09-16 20:33 

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4 ways to leverage ROAS to triple lead generation...

Whether you're investing in your human resources or in critical tech, some outlay in the short term is always needed for long-term success. That's true when it comes to marketing as well....

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