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Daily Crunch: Chinese regulators issue blanket ban on crypto trading, mining
To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here.Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for September 24, 2021. Hanging in there, everyone? It was more than a busy week, but the TechCrunch team is still ticking along, co
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Extra Crunch roundup: Here’s everything you missed at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021
If that headline sounded judgmental, I apologize.We just wrapped up a three-day virtual event that included discussions and interviews with some of the most notable people in technology, media, government and venture capital.Even in person, there’s no way to absorb Disrupt in its entirety.Full Ext
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Aiming to create a gender-equitable startup landscape?
Priyanka SrinivasContributor Share on TwitterPriyanka Srinivas Live Green CoWhen it comes to gender equality in the business world, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg hit the nail on the head: “Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better.”While access to
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Yahoo has built a new calendar app called Day, and it’s recruited the co-founder of Sunrise to design it
When it comes to online calendars and calendar apps, services like Google Calendar and Outlook from Microsoft rule the roost with hundreds of millions of users globally. Now another company is hoping to ruffle some feathers with its own move into the space. TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that
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Tess Hatch joins us at TC Sessions: Space this December
This year has been one of the busiest yet in terms of new commercial launch companies coming online, with companies like Astra and Firefly Aerospace actually getting rockets up and running (if not flying as designed quite yet), and with landmark human spaceflight missions from Blue Origin, Virgin Ga
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FCC showers schools across the US with $1.2B from Emergency Connectivity Fund
The FCC has sent out the first checks from its Emergency Connectivity Fund, an effort to help close the “homework gap” at schools by covering the cost of computers and internet services. Thousands of school districts, in every state plus D.C., Guam and Puerto Rico, will split this first $1.2 bil
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California makes zero-emission autonomous vehicles mandatory by 2030
Igor BonifacicContributorEngadgetMore posts by this contributorGM details the motors that will power its electric Hummer and other EVs Google’s updated iOS 15 apps support Focus Mode and iPad widgets Starting in 2030, California will require all light-duty autonomous vehicles that opera
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Beat the early-bird deadline and save $100 on passes to TC Sessions: SaaS 2021
Is it just us or has everyone’s calendar hit warp factor 9? We can’t believe there are only 34 days left before TC Sessions: SaaS 2021 kicks into high gear on October 27. If you don’t have your pass yet, the clock on early-bird savings is winding down fast. Time to bump that quick task to the
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DJI Mavic 3 drone leak details improved camera and a 46-minute flight time
Steve DentContributorEngadgetMore posts by this contributorAmazon is reportedly planning a wall-mounted Echo with a 15-inch display ‘Flying’ microchips could ride the wind to track air pollution DJI’s upcoming Mavic 3 Pro drone may be a big upgrade over the last model, according to
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Bootstrapping in 2021 goes a long way
The boom in venture capital fundraising that the technology startup market has enjoyed since the back half of 2020 has been eye-popping. Record sums have been disbursed around the world as more firms entered the fray to invest in startups, and the late-stage capital flowed like water.But while the v
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EU warns Russia over ‘Ghostwriter’ hacking ahead of German elections
The European Union has warned it may take action over Russia’s involvement in “malicious cyber activities” against several EU member states.The “Ghostwriter” campaign targeted “numerous members of Parliaments, government officials, politicians, and members of the press and civil society
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AI tradeoffs: Balancing powerful models and potential biases
Andrea GaglianoContributor Share on TwitterGetty ImagesMore posts by this contributorAI is struggling to adjust to 2020 As developers unlock new AI tools, the risk for perpetuating harmful biases becomes increasingly high — especially on the heels of a year like 2020, which reimagined ma
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And the winner of Startup Battlefield is…
Natasha and Mary Ann and Alex were all aboard this week under the guidance of Chris and Grace, along with TechCrunch’s Neesha Tambe. Neesha is one of our best and is the leading light of the Startup Battlefield event at our yearly Disrupt conference.That made her the perfect guest — that
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UK’s AI strategy is ‘ambitious’ but needs funding to match, says Faculty’s Marc Warner
The U.K. published its first-ever national AI strategy this week. The decade-long commitment by the government to levelling up domestic artificial intelligence capabilities — by directing resource and attention toward skills, talent, compute power and data access — has been broadly welcomed by t
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Hungryroot co-founder’s new venture, Noops, a plant-based pudding startup, raises another $2M
Just two months after securing $2 million in pre-seed funding, plant-based pudding startup Noops is announcing an additional $2 million round led by Lerer Hippeau.The Long Island-based company was founded in 2019 by Hungryroot co-founder Gregory Harry Struck after he adopted a plant-based diet while
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Amazon is reportedly planning a wall-mounted Echo with a 15-inch display
Steve DentContributorEngadgetMore posts by this contributorAmazon is reportedly planning a wall-mounted Echo with a 15-inch display ‘Flying’ microchips could ride the wind to track air pollution Amazon is working on a number of new devices including an Echo with a 15-inch wall-mounted
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Operations observability platform Avenue launches with $4M
Avenue launched Friday to give operations their own tools to monitor teams, and is building a “command center” for this area of business that is often forgotten, co-founder and CEO Justin Bleuel told TechCrunch.In addition to the launch the company is announcing $4 million in seed funding, led b
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China says all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal and must be banned
China’s central bank said on Friday that all cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal in the country and they must be banned, citing concerns around national security and “safety of people’s assets.” The world’s most populated nation also said that foreign exchanges are banned from
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Amazon assembles video streaming apps to fight with Netflix and Disney in India
Amazon has launched Prime Video Channels in India, allowing its customers to subscribe to eight streaming services including Discovery+ and Mubi from one hub (Prime Video website or app), the latest in a series of efforts by the U.S. giant to win customers in the South Asian nation.The new offering
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As remote work becomes normal, Ukio raises $9M for premium long-term rentals
Startups have spent the last decade trying to offer every variation of Airbnb that they can imagine. But Ukio thinks it has found a way through the ever-growing tangle of housing rental competitors — and regulators — right as remote work becomes the norm.It offers rentals of one month or longer,
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