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Here’s everything Apple announced at its “Unleashed” event this morning –

It’s only been a few weeks since Apple’s last big announcement event, but they’re already at it again. The last one focused on iPhones and Apple Watches. This time around? They were all about new chips, new AirPods, and new MacBook Pros. Too busy to follow along live? Here’s pretty much everything you need to […] → Read More

StudyStream gives students a place to study live with thousands of others –

Still can’t wrap your head around people wanting to watch others play video games on the Internet? Here’s another one that might bend your brain a bit: people watching other people study. While it’s easy to miss if you’re a few years out of school, there’s a whole Internet community built around studying and how […] → Read More

Here are the 23 companies pitching at Alchemist Accelerator’s Demo Day XXVIII today –

It’s that time again! Today is the 28th Demo Day for Alchemist, an accelerator that primarily focuses on enterprise companies — or those that sell to other companies, primarily, rather than directly to consumers. This latest cohort comes in at 23 companies. Like the last few Alchemist batches, this one was entirely virtual — a […] → Read More

Here’s all 10 companies from IndieBio’s latest New York cohort –

Most big accelerators tend to dedicate some of their resources to dauntingly hard science problems and the companies taking them on… but for SOSV’s IndieBio, it’s the primary focus. Last time we checked in with IndieBio, their companies were working on everything from lozenges to treat gum disease, to vertical farms for the sustainable production […] → Read More

Here’s everything Amazon announced this morning, from smart thermostats to security robots –

Amazon held an event this morning, and wow-oh-wow did they announce a lot. Smart thermostats! Flying security cameras! Robot companions! Didn’t tune in or have time to catch it all? Here’s a recap of the biggest news: Smart Thermostat Amazon is building a thermostat, partnering with Honeywell to get it done. It’ll be Alexa-compatible, of […] → Read More

StethoMe’s smart stethoscope lets your kid’s doctor listen to their lungs from afar –

When you or your kid have any sort of respiratory issue, figuring out what’s happening minute-by-minute — and how well treatment is working — is a stressful, frustrating, and anxiety-filled process. I imagine it’s all of the above and more in the middle of a friggin’ RESPIRATORY DISEASE pandemic. StethoMe, a team competing in this […] → Read More

RoboDeck is a robot that keeps your house’s deck looking good –

If your house has a wooden deck, keeping it in good shape is costly and time consuming. If you don’t keep up with the regular maintenance, it becomes even more costly and time consuming to fix — or, eventually, it all just starts to rot and fall apart. We’ve got robots that can clean our […] → Read More

Whatnot raises another $150M for its livestream shopping platform, evolves into a unicorn –

Whatnot, a live streaming shopping platform for collectors to buy and sell things like rare Pokémon cards and Funko Pops, has closed a $150M Series C — its third round of fundraising in 2021 alone. This round pins Whatnot’s valuation at $1.5B, earning it a spot on the ever-growing list of unicorns. So what’s a […] → Read More

Here’s everything Apple announced at its event this morning –

It’s that time again! It’s September, which generally means two things: we’re blasting Earth, Wind, and Fire on repeat, and Apple will announce a new iPhone (or four.) Right on schedule, Apple held a remote event this morning, streaming kinda-sorta-live from its Cupertino campus. Whether you didn’t have time to watch the entire hour long […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Microsoft acquires tutoring platform TakeLessons for undisclosed sum –

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Daily Crunch: Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are latest step in Facebook’s AR ambitions –

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DoNotPay’s ‘robot lawyer’ can now help report potholes or fallen trees to the city, file damage claims –

Tired of swerving around the same pothole every day but don’t know how to report it to your city? Already reported it but feel like said report was fired off into the ether, never to be read much less fixed? DoNotPay, a company that makes annoying processes less annoying through automation, might be able to […] → Read More

Open source backend-as-a-service startup Supabase raises $30M –

Supabase, the backend-as-a-service startup, announced this week that it raised a $30 million Series A. Supabase is often described as an open source alternative to Google’s Firebase … which is a pretty good way to put it for those who know what Firebase is. For those who don’t: Supabase is a collection of tools that […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Google rolls out new Workspace features for all users –

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Daily Crunch: Hyundai to provide hydrogen fuel cell versions of all commercial vehicles by 2028 –

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Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 21 Demo Day, Part 2 –

From beaming actors into the class room to plucking things out of space, the second day of Y Combinator’s S21 Demo Day was a fresh snapshot of what nearly 200 startup teams believe is the future of innovation. Yesterday, the TechCrunch team covered the first half of this batch, as well as the startups with one-minute […] → Read More

Here are all the companies from Day Two of Y Combinator’s Summer 2021 Demo Day –

Welcome back to TechCrunch’s continuing coverage of Y Combinator’s Summer 2021 Demo Day! This is Day Two. If you haven’t caught up yet on what happened during the first day, you can read our recap of all the presenting companies here, our favorites from that first set here, and a quick podcast about all of […] → Read More

Our favorite startups from YC’s Summer 21 Demo Day, Part 1 –

Y Combinator kicked off its fourth-ever virtual Demo Day today, revealing the first-half of its nearly 400 company batch. The presentation, YC’s biggest yet, offers a snapshot into where innovation is heading, from not-so-simple seaweed to a Clearco for creators. The TechCrunch team stuck to its tradition of covering every single company live (but, you […] → Read More

Here are all the companies from Y Combinator’s Summer 2021 Demo Day, Part 1 –

Today Y Combinator kicked off the Demo Day cycle for its Summer 2021 cohort. The collection of early-stage startups on day one-of-two alone numbered in the hundreds, meaning that we had to assemble a team here at TechCrunch just to cover it all. But before we get into notes on each company that presented, a […] → Read More

Fig raises $2.2M to supercharge the terminal –

Can an old Terminal learn new tricks? Fig, a company out of Y Combinator’s S20 class, has raised a $2.2M seed round to prove that it can. Their goal: augment (but don’t try to replace) the command line terminal that so many people use every day and make it more powerful and easy to use […] → Read More