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ELON MUSK IS DONATING $100M TO FIND THE BEST CARBON CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY

Elon Musk said Thursday via a tweet that he will donate $100 million towards a prize for the best carbon capture technology. Musk,...

CHINESE ESPORTS PLAYER VSPN CLOSES $60M SERIES B+ ROUND TO BOOST ITS INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

Esports “total solutions provider” VSPN has closed a $60 million Series B+ funding round, joined by Prospect Avenue Capital , Guotai...

 
 
 

GOOGLE'S PARENT FIRM IS SHUTTING DOWN LOON CONNECTIVITY PROJECT

Google's parent firm Alphabet is done exploring with the idea of using giant balloons to beam high-speed internet in remote parts of...

Telehealth startup Hims fell in its public trading debut - and that's fine with its CEO

TELEHEALTH STARTUP HIMS FELL IN ITS PUBLIC TRADING DEBUT - AND THAT'S FINE WITH ITS CEO

Hims & Hers , a San Francisco-based telehealth startup that sells sexual wellness and other health products and services to millennials,...

 
 
 

THE ONLY TAKE ABOUT THE FUTURE OF MEDIA IS THAT MEDIA IS THE FUTURE

And welcome back to Equity , TechCrunch's venture-capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week...

Daily Crunch: Apple might be working on a VR headset

DAILY CRUNCH: APPLE MIGHT BE WORKING ON A VR HEADSET

A new report suggests there's a pricey Apple VR headset in the works, Facebook's Oversight Board will examine one of the social network's...

 
 
 

IBM TRANSFORMATION STRUGGLES CONTINUE WITH CLOUD AND AI REVENUE DOWN 4.5%

A couple of months ago at CNBC's Transform conference, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna painted a picture of a company in the midst of a transformation....

Pebble founder launches Beeper, a universal chat app that works with iMessage and others

PEBBLE FOUNDER LAUNCHES BEEPER, A UNIVERSAL CHAT APP THAT WORKS WITH IMESSAGE AND OTHERS

Decades ago, a software program called Trillian introduced a way for internet users to interact with multiple IM networks, like ICQ,...

 
 
 

JUDGE DENIES PARLER'S BID TO MAKE AMAZON RESTORE SERVICE

A federal judge has denied an attempt by conservative social network Parler to force Amazon to host it on AWS. As expected by most...

FORSAKING FUNDING AT A $1 BILLION VALUATION, SOLUGEN PREPS A NEW GREEN CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND A BIG 2021

Late last year, Solugen , a startup using synthetic biology to take hydrocarbons out of the chemicals industry, decided against pursuing...

 
 
 

THE FCC HAS ITS FIRST CHAIRWOMAN IN JESSICA ROSENWORCEL

The Biden administration has officially appointed Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel acting FCC Chairwoman, making her the first woman...

HOW BITCOIN IS HELPING MIDDLE-CLASS USERS SURVIVE THE PANDEMIC

Leigh Cuen Contributor Share on Twitter Leigh Cuen is a reporter in New York City. Her work has been published by Vice, Business Insider,...

 
 
 

INSTACART IS ELIMINATING THE JOBS OF UNIONIZED WORKERS

Instacart plans to lay off nearly 2,000 of its workers, including the ten workers from the Kroger-owned Mariano's who unionized early...

OMNIPRESENT RAISES $15.8M SERIES A FOR ITS PLATFORM TO EMPLOY REMOTE-WORKERS GLOBALLY

Omnipresent , which helps companies employ remote-working local teams worldwide, has closed a $15.8M Series A funding round. The fundraise...

 
 
 

FACEBOOK'S OVERSIGHT BOARD WILL REVIEW THE DECISION TO SUSPEND TRUMP

Facebook announced Thursday that its newly established external policy review group will take on one of the company's most consequential...

DECRYPTED: WITH MORE SOLARWINDS FALLOUT, BIDEN PICKS HIS CYBERSECURITY TEAM

All change in the capital as the Biden administration takes charge, and thankfully without a hitch after the attempted insurrection...

 
 
 

SPOTIFY ANNOUNCES AN EXCLUSIVE PODCAST DEAL WITH FILMMAKER AVA DUVERNAY

Spotify continues to enlist big names for its podcasting efforts. The latest: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and her arts collective Array...

BODYGUARD IS A MOBILE APP THAT HIDES TOXIC CONTENT ON SOCIAL PLATFORMS

If you're somewhat famous on various social networks, chances are you are exposed to hate speech in your replies or in your comments....

 
 
 
These are the 20 companies presenting at Alchemist Accelerator's 26th Demo Day today

THESE ARE THE 20 COMPANIES PRESENTING AT ALCHEMIST ACCELERATOR'S 26TH DEMO DAY TODAY

The enterprise-focused Alchemist Accelerator is hosting its 26th Demo Day today, with twenty companies expected to debut. This is Alchemist's...

WHY YOU SHOULD ADD TECHCRUNCH EARLY STAGE 2021 TO YOUR MUST-ATTEND LIST

As 2020 fades into the rearview mirror of history , it's time to map out strategies to transform your early-stage startup dream into...

 
 
 



Every Announcement From Today's Resident Evil Showcase

Every Announcement From Today's Resident Evil Showcase

Capcom's first Resident Evil showcase of 2021 covered a slew of upcoming projects in the long-running franchise, from the next major installment with Resident Evil Village, to... Read more ...

'Resident Evil 8' Preorder Guide: Release Date, Bonus, PS5 Demo, and MORE!

'Resident Evil 8' Preorder Guide: Release Date, Bonus, PS5 Demo, and MORE!

Resident Evil 8 a.k.a. "Village" is soon coming to the gaming platform, would it be as good scary as RE 7? Read more ...

Resident Evil Village: Here's What Comes in Each Edition

Resident Evil Village: Here's What Comes in Each Edition

Resident Evil Village is set to release for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on May 7, 2021. If you buy the PS4 or Xbox One version, the next-gen upgrade is free... Read more ...

Microsoft Edge can finally generate new passwords for you

Microsoft Edge can finally generate new passwords for you

Microsoft is poised to release several substantial security updates to version 88 of its Edge browser, including a long-awaited password generator and monitor. Edge 88 is... Read more ...

Can the Exynos 2100 keep up with the Snapdragon 888 in this speed test?

Can the Exynos 2100 keep up with the Snapdragon 888 in this speed test?

The Exynos 2100 puts up a good fight against the Snapdragon 888 in this Galaxy S21 Ultra speed test. What you need to know The Galaxy S21 Ultra performs a speed test with two... Read more ...

Deals: The Lowest Prices on LG CX OLED 4K TVs Just in Time for the Big Game

Deals: The Lowest Prices on LG CX OLED 4K TVs Just in Time for the Big Game

Ready for the Big Game on February 7? If you didn't score a TV on Black Friday, it's definitely not too late. There are several TV deals live right now, but Newegg has the best... Read more ...

Microsoft Edge is the latest browser to get leaked passwords warning

Microsoft Edge is the latest browser to get leaked passwords warning

Microsoft is adding a new Edge feature that will be familiar to Chrome and select other browser users: an alert when your password is compromised. Called Password Monitor, the... Read more ...

Verizon Gives Samsung Galaxy S20 Some Love With A New Update

Verizon Gives Samsung Galaxy S20 Some Love With A New Update

Verizon is already prepped to update the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy S21 series when it arrives and now it's taking the opportunity to update the Galaxy S20 too. That's based... Read more ...

Tall Vampire Lady stole the show during the Resident Evil Village showcase

Tall Vampire Lady stole the show during the Resident Evil Village showcase

Lack of games leaving you dry? You won't be after checking out Resident Evil Village's hottest character. It wouldn't be the internet without a ton of memes. People have... Read more ...

Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone leak points to an innie design

Huawei Mate X2 foldable phone leak points to an innie design

There are dire predictions for the future of Huawei's mobile business this year. From restricted access to needed resources and components to the sale of its Honor brand... Read more ...