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Another week of job slashes and crypto crashes –

Hi friends! Welcome back to Week In Review, the newsletter where we wrap up many of the top stories to cross TechCrunch’s front page over the last seven days. The big thing this week — at least based on what our backend suggests readers cared about most — was the crypto market plunging hard and […] → Read More

Here’s everything you need to know from the Google I/O 2022 keynote today –

It’s Google I/O keynote day! Once a year Google kicks off its developer conference with a rapid-fire stream of announcements, finally unveiling so many of the things they’ve been working on behind-the-scenes lately. Didn’t have time to tune into the whole two-hour presentation? We get it — that’s why we’ve packaged the biggest news up […] → Read More

A brutal week of layoffs –

Hi friends. In case you missed it last week: I’m Greg, and I’m handling Week in Review now that Lucas is off with Anita building their new crypto-focused podcast/newsletter, Chain Reaction. I’m teeeechnically supposed to be on vacation today, but I figured it was probably not cool to throw the newsletter to someone else ONE […] → Read More

Greg Kumparak hosts TechCrunch’s Week in Review –

Hi! I’m Greg Kumparak. I’ll be heading up Week in Review for the foreseeable future, with your former host Lucas Matney diving into cryptoland with the launch of a newsletter and podcast called Chain Reaction. He’s not going too far, and I’m sure he’ll stop back in from time to time. If my name seems […] → Read More

How to get into Y Combinator, according to YC’s Dalton Caldwell –

At TechCrunch Early Stage, Y Combinator's Dalton Caldwell shared insights on the application process — what works on an application, what doesn't, and the right ways to stand out. → Read More

Samsung is making a Pokémon phone because why not

Are you looking to buy a folding smart phone? Do you want it to be Pokémon-themed? And do you live in South Korea? → Read More

Dyte raises $11.6M to help developers build better video calls –

If you’re looking to integrate video or audio calls into your product, you don’t necessarily have to build it out from the ground up. Unless you’ve got some super specific needs, there are SDKs that can help with much of the heavy lifting if your budget allows. One such SDK is Dyte, the team behind […] → Read More

Built Robotics raises another $64M to make construction equipment autonomous –

If you’re still wrapping your head around the idea of self-driving cars, get ready for something that might seem even wilder: self-driving construction equipment exists, and it’s already out there digging away on job sites. We first wrote about Built Robotics back in 2019, when the company was in the early stages of firing up […] → Read More

After six months of invite-only sales, Amazon Glow is now available to all in the U.S. –

Back in September of last year, Amazon announced a curious looking device called the Amazon Glow. Part video calling device and part projector, it’s meant to connect kids with distant family members in a unique, dual-screen way: one built-in screen for the remote caller’s face, and another, beamed onto the table below via a not-so-obvious […] → Read More

Here’s everything Apple announced at today’s “Peek Performance” event –

It’s Apple event day! The day when the company takes the (once again remote/virtual) stage to reveal everything it’s been working on behind the scenes lately. Didn’t have time to follow along live? We’ve got you. We’ve taken all the biggest news of the day and wrapped it up for you in one easy-to-skim package. Follow […] → Read More

Fetch raises $3.5M for its self-service truck rental marketplace –

Once upon a time, I had a truck. I loved that truck! I didn’t actually use the truck as a truck all that often, so eventually I sold it and bought something more in tune with my daily needs. Something more “practical,” I suppose. I still miss that truck. Now the few times a year […] → Read More

Celebs back Backbone’s mobile gaming controller with $40M round –

Before the pandemic, I traveled a lot for work. My suitcase packing list, honed over years, was pretty much set in stone. Backbone’s iPhone gaming controller is one of few new things in recent years to elbow its way onto that list. A damn solid gaming experience on the go, it’s worth the little bit […] → Read More

Schoolytics is a dashboard that keeps teachers, students, and parents on the same page –

When I was in school — which, judging by how my spine feels most mornings, was fourteen thousand years ago — keeping track of how you were doing on your homework felt, itself, like homework. Parents, meanwhile, were generally in the dark about your overall progress until report cards came at the end of the […] → Read More

These are the 6 companies in Graham & Walker’s latest accelerator class –

Graham & Walker, an accelerator and venture fund focused on helping female and non-binary founders, has announced the latest batch of companies to enter its accelerator program. I hopped on a call with G&W founder Leslie Feinzaig to hear what’s new with the program and what these six new companies are up to. If you’re […] → Read More

Dashworks is a search engine for your company’s sprawling internal knowledge –

As a company grows, the amount of important information employees need to keep track of inevitably grows right along with it. And, as your tech stack gets more complicated, that information ends up split up across more places — buried in Slack threads, tucked into Jira tickets, pushed as files on Dropbox, etc. Dashworks is […] → Read More

Here’s all 20 companies from Alchemist Accelerator’s latest Demo Day –

Alchemist Accelerator is back with another Demo Day — it’s 29th Demo Day overall, and the latest in the series to be entirely virtual. As an enterprise-focused accelerator, Alchemist primarily works with companies that in turn work with other companies. These companies might have consumer-facing bits — but generally, their main drivers are building the things […] → Read More

The biggest news from CES 2022 –

Be it virtual, in-person, or some mix of the two, CES is a beast. How could you keep up with all of the news flooding out of the show? You can’t, really. The big outlets each put a small army on CES coverage and only really scratch the surface. With that in mind, and with […] → Read More

VR and AR continue to simmer at CES 2022 –

It has somehow, inexplicably, impossibly been almost ten years since the original Oculus Rift hit Kickstarter. A decade of development later, VR headsets have gotten better and better — but it’s safe to say, at this point, that VR’s adoption will be… gradual. If we’re all destined to end up with headsets (be they VR, […] → Read More

Zuddl raises $13M for its simple but powerful virtual events platform –

Will the world ever go back to big in-person events? Of course. Eventually. CES already moved in that direction this year, for better or worse. But everyone’s already gotten a taste of virtual events, and their many ups and downs. Ups? Huge potential audiences! No flights! No mile-long lines to enter the horror show bathrooms! […] → Read More

Daily Crunch: Using public roads, trucking startup TuSimple completes 80-mile autonomous run –

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