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What’s Stripe’s deal?
Mary Ann Azevedo

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. […] What’s Stripe’s deal? by Mary Ann Azevedo originally published on TechCrunch

This Week in Apps: Temu’s hot streak, Walmart’s m-commerce & an Apple XR App Store
Sarah Perez

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 economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as consumer spending last year dropped for the first time by 2% to $167 billion, according to the latest “State […] This Week in Apps: Temu’s hot streak, Walmart’s m-commerce & an Apple XR App Store by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

The latecomer advantage in startups
Natasha Mascarenhas

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Sometimes, due to the nature of the startup game, we over index on “the new.” Companies want to build for the pain point you never […] The latecomer advantage in startups by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

Warner Bros. swiped our Harry Potter wand IP, says Kano
Paul Sawers

Kano, the venture-backed U.K startup known for its build-your-own computer kits and software for teaching coding and associated STEM skills, has accused Warner Bros. of copying one of its products and infringing on its intellectual property (IP). The product in question is the Harry Potter: Magic Caster Wand that Warner Bros. announced back in October, and which […] Warner Bros. swiped our Harry Potter wand IP, says Kano by Paul Sawers originally published on TechCrunch

How African startups raised venture capital in 2022
Tage Kene-Okafor

Earlier this month, we reported that investors’ sentiments surrounding venture capital activity going into this were more reserved than upbeat. Investors believe the market correction, which caught up with the continent in the second half of 2022, will spiral into this year. But before that, there was shared optimism that African startups would raise more […] How African startups raised venture capital in 2022 by Tage Kene-Okafor originally published on TechCrunch

Hands on with Walmart’s new (but buggy) ‘Text to Shop’ feature
Sarah Perez

Walmart recently introduced a new way to shop: via text. Last month, the retail giant launched its “Text to Shop” experience which allows mobile consumers across both iOS and Android devices to text Walmart the items they want to purchase from either their local stores or Walmart.com, or easily reorder items for pickup, delivery, or […] Hands on with Walmart’s new (but buggy) ‘Text to Shop’ feature by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

Upp wants to add more broccoli to the plant-protein mix using big automation
Natasha Lomas

What is automation good for? Harvesting more broccoli than human laborers can, according to Upp, a Shropshire-UK based agTech startup that’s using computer vision AI plus farm-sized proprietary machinery to expand crop yields. Its pitch is not only that its specialist, AI-driven harvester will make it more efficient to pick a familiar crop but also […] Upp wants to add more broccoli to the plant-protein mix using big automation by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

Angry Miao’s AM 65 Less is both more and less keyboard than you’ll ever need
Frederic Lardinois

Nobody is going to accuse Angry Miao of making boring keyboards (or earbuds). The company’s previous releases, The Cyberboard, Am Hatsu and Am AFA, are as overengineered as they are unique. When the company first started teasing its new 60% board, it almost looked too conventional to be an Angry Miao product, but keeping with […] Angry Miao’s AM 65 Less is both more and less keyboard than you’ll ever need by Frederic Lardinois originally published on TechCrunch

Twitter partners with DoubleVerify and IAS on brand safety initiative amid advertiser exits
Ivan Mehta

Amid declining ad revenue and advertiser exits, Twitter announced today that it has teamed up with ad-tech companies DoubleVerify and Integral Ad Science (IAS) to tell advertisers if their ad is placed around inappropriate content. The program, available first for U.S.-based advertising campaigns, allows brands to analyze the content adjacent to— primarily tweets above and […] Twitter partners with DoubleVerify and IAS on brand safety initiative amid advertiser exits by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

With new funding, Atomic AI envisions RNA as the next frontier in drug discovery
Devin Coldewey

The biotech industry is experiencing a rush of AI-powered tools for many aspects of the complex drug discovery process. But one that has flown under the radar, increasingly thought to be key to certain diseases but woefully understudied, is RNA. With $35 million in new funding, Atomic AI aims to do for RNA what AlphaFold […] With new funding, Atomic AI envisions RNA as the next frontier in drug discovery by Devin Coldewey originally published on TechCrunch

Memfault raises $24M to help companies manage their growing IoT device fleets
Kyle Wiggers

At the same time internet of things (IoT) devices and embedded software are becoming more complex, manufacturers are looking for ways to effectively manage the increasing volume of edge hardware. According to Statista, the number of consumer edge-enabled IoT devices is forecast to grow to almost 6.5 billion by 2030, up from 4 billion in […] Memfault raises $24M to help companies manage their growing IoT device fleets by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

Niantic tries its hand at sports with NBA All-World
Kyle Wiggers

Niantic, the company behind the mega-hit Pokémon GO, has reached an inflection point. Whether because of pandemic fatigue or frustration over the limitations of today’s AR tech, the Google-spawned startup has struggled mightily to replicate the success of GO, which became one of the fastest-growing games in history shortly after it launched in July 2016. […] Niantic tries its hand at sports with NBA All-World by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

Shopping app Temu is using TikTok’s strategy to keep its No. 1 spot on App Store
Sarah Perez

Temu, a shopping app from Chinese e-commerce giant Pinduoduo, is having quite the run as the No. 1 app on the U.S. app stores. The mobile shopping app hit the top spot on the U.S. App Store in September and has continued to hold a highly-ranked position in the months that followed, including as the […] Shopping app Temu is using TikTok’s strategy to keep its No. 1 spot on App Store by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

Review: The 2023 Mac Mini is a serious contender with the M2 Pro
Matt Burns

Apple’s latest silicon innovations shine in the Mac Mini. The tiny desktop computer is the latest Apple computer fitted with the M2 chipset. For $599, buyers can opt for the M2 or spend $1299 for the impressive M2 Pro, which features unique benefits. For the last several days, my M1 Mac Mini sat on the […] Review: The 2023 Mac Mini is a serious contender with the M2 Pro by Matt Burns originally published on TechCrunch

Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch M2 Max review
Brian Heater

The M2 Air is as close as Apple has ever come to the perfect MacBook. It’s a kind of platonic ideal for the category, and the culmination of key updates to the product line, including the arrival (and upgrade) of Apple silicon and the company’s acceptance that some things (bad keyboards, Touch Bar) simply weren’t […] Apple MacBook Pro 14-inch M2 Max review by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

We certainly don’t need a repeat of last year
Mary Ann Azevedo

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. […] We certainly don’t need a repeat of last year by Mary Ann Azevedo originally published on TechCrunch

Alphabet makes cuts, Twitter bans third-party clients, and Netflix’s Reed Hastings steps down
Kyle Wiggers

Howdy, folks! Happy Friday. While our fearless Week in Review leader Greg enjoys parental leave, I’m filling in, curating the latest on the tech news front. It was a roller coaster of a week once again as economic headwinds took a brutal, demoralizing toll, and as chaos reigned at Elon Musk’s Twitter. Somewhere in the […] Alphabet makes cuts, Twitter bans third-party clients, and Netflix’s Reed Hastings steps down by Kyle Wiggers originally published on TechCrunch

Tech forgot its umbrella
Natasha Mascarenhas

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. It kind of feels like tech forgot its umbrella. Like, it remembered to pack its water bottle, wear the right shoes and layer up, but […] Tech forgot its umbrella by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch

This Week in Apps: Twitter kills third-party apps, Instagram adds Quiet Mode, Google’s antitrust trial gets a date
Sarah Perez

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 economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as consumer spending last year dropped for the first time by 2% to $167 billion, according to the latest “State […] This Week in Apps: Twitter kills third-party apps, Instagram adds Quiet Mode, Google’s antitrust trial gets a date by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

4 investors discuss the next big wave for alternative seafood startups
Christine Hall

Investors say regulation will help alternative seafood make additional strides, and they are optimistic that traction will be found. 4 investors discuss the next big wave for alternative seafood startups by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

Instagram’s new ‘Quiet Mode’ helps you take a break from the app
Sarah Perez

Instagram announced today it’s expanding its selection of time management tools with the launch of a new feature called “Quiet Mode.” The feature aims to reduce users’ anxiety about taking time off from the app by silencing incoming notifications, auto-replying to DMs, and setting your status to ‘In Quiet Mode’ to inform friends that you’re […] Instagram’s new ‘Quiet Mode’ helps you take a break from the app by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch

German teens went crazy for this ‘compliments’ app, and now VCs are backing its next phase
Mike Butcher

The teenage market for apps is a tough nut to crack and stay relevant in. Just ask Snapchat. Equally, teens are going through a stage in life where almost every social interaction seems to carry portent of some kind of other. This would explain in part why apps like SendIt, NGL, and Nocapp (some are […] German teens went crazy for this ‘compliments’ app, and now VCs are backing its next phase by Mike Butcher originally published on TechCrunch

Curated Loop is ranging indie designer picks for an edgier take on fashion rentals
Natasha Lomas

Here’s a fashion rental startup with a twist: London, U.K.-based Curated Loop — which soft-launched a high end fashion rental marketplace last week after bootstrapping to launch an MVP — is sourcing statement pieces from independent designers’ sample stock to style itself as an edgier alternative to more conventional rivals. Its approach means items available […] Curated Loop is ranging indie designer picks for an edgier take on fashion rentals by Natasha Lomas originally published on TechCrunch

Some initial thoughts on Apple’s resurrected HomePod
Brian Heater

Ditching HomePod was a strange choice. At the time, Apple told us, “HomePod mini has been a hit since its debut last fall, offering customers amazing sound, an intelligent assistant, and smart home control all for just $99. We are focusing our efforts on HomePod mini.” While the smart home hasn’t panned out precisely the […] Some initial thoughts on Apple’s resurrected HomePod by Brian Heater originally published on TechCrunch

Daily Crunch: Apple powers up 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and Max chips
Christine Hall

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package. Daily Crunch: Apple powers up 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models with M2 Pro and Max chips by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch

African gaming startup Carry1st raises $27M from Bitkraft Ventures and a16z
Tage Kene-Okafor

In the coming decades, Africa will be a significant growth market for mobile games driven by the proliferation of technology adoption among the continent’s youthful population. And as gamers in sub-Saharan Africa increase to over 180 million in the next five years per a report, startups such as South Africa-based Carry1st are strategically positioning themselves […] African gaming startup Carry1st raises $27M from Bitkraft Ventures and a16z by Tage Kene-Okafor originally published on TechCrunch

Google is piloting its own ‘soundbox’ in India for merchants to get audio-based payment alerts
Ivan Mehta

Soundboxes — hardware used by merchants that emits sounds every time a mobile payment is made — have taken off in India, where point of sale activity can get busy and voice alerts from the soundbox help alert multitasking shopkeepers and assistants to a transaction going through. Now, to keep pushing ahead to build out […] Google is piloting its own ‘soundbox’ in India for merchants to get audio-based payment alerts by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

A peek into the future as Sam Altman sees it
Connie Loizos

Late last week, in a rare sit-down before a small audience, this editor spent an hour with Sam Altman, the former president of Y Combinator and, since 2019, the CEO of OpenAI, the company he famously co-founded with Elon Musk and numerous others in 2015 to develop artificial intelligence for the “benefit of humanity.” The […] A peek into the future as Sam Altman sees it by Connie Loizos originally published on TechCrunch

Vitruvian’s Trainer+ is an all-in-one home gym that actually lives up to its promises
Darrell Etherington

The connected home gym gear craze probably experienced its zenith during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, with indicators like Peloton’s fortunes pointing to waning interest as people get back to using their gym memberships. But the category still has plenty of potential, especially if the gear in question can combine smarts with other key […] Vitruvian’s Trainer+ is an all-in-one home gym that actually lives up to its promises by Darrell Etherington originally published on TechCrunch

So much fintech M&A
Mary Ann Azevedo

Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous week. […] So much fintech M&A by Mary Ann Azevedo originally published on TechCrunch

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