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More than half of the population in Southeast Asia is under 30, making it a coveted market for novel technologies. Unsurprisingly, several countries in the region, like Singapore and Vietnam, have some of the world’s highest crypto adoption rates. ...

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Breaking Bad creator is making a new show for Apple TV+ with Rhea Seehorn

Apple TV+’s original programming has received a major boost with the company landing a deal with “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” creator Vince Gilligan. Apple signed a two-season deal for his new project — dubbed as a grounded ...

Gift card platform Qwikcilver Solutions completes merger with Pine Labs

Getty Images All cobranded prepaid payment instruments (PPIs) under Qwikcilver will continue to be issued by Pine Labs under the same brand name Merchant commerce omnichannel platform Pine Labs on Friday announced the completion of the merger of Qwikcilver Solutions, ...

Ola won't layoff 200 engineers as planned

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Cloud kitchen startup CloudEats raises more capital to ramp up Southeast Asian expansion 

A cloud kitchen — also known as a ghost kitchen or a shared kitchen — offers restaurant owners and food entrepreneurs a commercial kitchen space at a reduced cost for food delivery and takeout. This trend has been circling around ...

Rad Power Bikes and Cycle pilot consumer e-bike subscriptions

Rad Power Bikes, a popular American e-bike brand that has raised over $300 million in the past two years, will start offering bikes as a subscription service next week. The company is partnering with Cycle, a Berlin-based e-bike subscription ...

On Deck tried to do it all. Now, it’s trying to do less, better

Erik Torenberg is no longer the co-CEO of On Deck, a tech company that is trying to productize the community in a way that helps founders secure capital and advice. Torenberg, an early Product Hunt employee and the founder ...

Optus, Australia’s second largest telco, says customer data exposed in data breach

Australia telecoms giant Optus said current and former customer data was accessed following a cyberattack on its systems. Optus said in a press release on Thursday that an unspecified number of customer names, dates of birth, phone numbers, email ...

Looking at 320 pitch decks, here’s what science tells us works best

Investors are spending 24% less time looking at pitch decks in 2022, compared to 2021. On average, you have just under three minutes to convince them to take a meeting with you. In fact, for decks that fail to raise ...

Daily Crunch: A closer look at Google’s remote-controlled $30 Chromecast

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. Hey, folks! Chromecasts have been a hacker and nerd favorite for a moment or two, and we’re ...

Apple fixes camera shaking issues and the paste permissions bug in today’s iOS 16 update

Apple today released the first major update to its new iOS 16 mobile operating system ahead of schedule. Earlier this week, Apple confirmed it would roll out an update next week aimed at addressing a handful of bugs that ...

DocuSign has hired former Google ad exec Allan Thygesen as its new CEO

DocuSign announced today that it has hired Allan Thygesen as its next CEO, effective October 10. Thygesen was most recently at Google where he was president of the Americas and global partners. He was in charge of Google’s $100 ...

Nothing is prepping a new pair of earbuds

When Nothing was unveiled early last year, founder Carl Pei promised that the hardware startup had a full road map. Early stories about the London-based firm alluded to a pitch deck full of Pokémon characters, each representing a different ...

Want a glimpse at the Apple Watch Series 9? Look no further than the Ultra

With the Ultra, Apple has taken a page from its now-familiar playbook for how to broaden the appeal of its mobile devices and applied it to its watch lineup: Step 1: Introduce a solid but still not fully realized ...

Q1 performance data shows maturing VC fund vintages aren’t doomed

It can be hard to tell how venture capital firms are doing. Sometimes it’s easier after a big exit, like Figma’s last week, which gave us a window into the sizable returns some of its early backers, including Index ...

The Merge pregame is over, but where’s the party?

Image Credits: TechCrunch Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode where we discuss the latest in crypto ...

Facebook users sue Meta, accusing the company of tracking on iOS through a loophole

Apple’s major privacy update to iOS last year made it much more difficult for apps to track user behavior beyond their own borders, but a new lawsuit alleges that Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta kept snooping through a ...

These 10 Startups Are The Next Big Thing in SaaS

Photo : Headway on Unsplash Startups have the upper hand in continuously disrupting and revolutionizing multiple sectors and industries. As the need for cloud-native solutions rapidly accelerates and obsolete business models decline, up-and-coming companies are in the loop for ...

Connect with Google Cloud for Startups, Blackstone Launchpad and more at TechCrunch Disrupt

Mark your calendars, startup fans, because TechCrunch is returning — live and in person — to the beautiful City by the Bay to host our flagship event, TechCrunch Disrupt, on October 18–20 at the Moscone West Convention Center followed by ...

How Adobe and Salesforce are fine-tuning customer experience tools

It was a big week for the customer experience market, with two major players in the marketing tool space taking swings to bring the idea to the next level. The pair of moves taken together could move customer experience ...

With new cuts, Klarna joins the ranks of companies having to conduct more than one layoff

They say if you’re going to cut, cut deeply so you only have to do it once. Alas, a growing number of companies are realizing that despite layoffs earlier in the year, they need to cut back more now. ...

Fundraise for network access with Sapphire Ventures and Medable

Dr. Michelle Longmire, physician/scientist-turned startup-founder, founded Medable with the goal of transforming patient connectivity in the healthcare system. Along the way in raising $479 million, Sapphire Ventures invested in several rounds, providing Longmire with new relationships and opportunities within Sapphire ...

Humankinda

Let’s talk humanoids for a minute, shall we? Why do so many roboticists insist on creating robots that look like us? Get ready to see plenty more humanoid robots. The subject is top of mind for a few reasons. First ...

8 VCs discuss the overturning of Roe v. Wade, venture, and the midterm elections

The overturning of Roe v. Wade sent a huge shockwave through the U.S., and while the nation recovers slowly, the venture community is already beginning to act. Founders are reassessing where they open their businesses, not wanting to lure ...

8 investors discuss what’s ahead for reproductive health startups in a post-Roe world

One of the most pressing issues the U.S. has to prepare for, perhaps, is the future it faces after the toppling of Roe v. Wade. Come the midterm elections, voters will weigh in on candidates and, consequently, measures that ...

Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football starts strong with 15.3 million viewers

The first exclusive Thursday Night Football game on Amazon Prime Video was a win for the streaming service, with 15.3 million viewers, the company announced today. Amazon’s successful TNF game underscores the value that live sports bring to streaming ...

Instagram confirms it’s down for some users, says it’s working on a fix

If you’re having trouble accessing Instagram right now, it’s because the social network is currently experiencing a partial outage. A spokesperson for the company told TechCrunch in an email that Instagram is aware of the issue, and that it’s ...

Pixelmator Pro 3.0 arrives, adding new features, 200 templates, mockups and more

The popular Mac application Pixelmator Pro today rolled out its latest release with the launch of Pixelmator Pro 3.0. The image editing app’s update included 200 new design templates, customizable mockups, and a machine learning-powered feature the company is calling ...

Pitch Deck Teardown: Party Round’s $7M, er, party round deck

In the world of investment, a “party round” is an investment round — typically an angel round — where a larger number of angels throw in what (to them) is pocket change to help a company get off the ground. ...

Want a free ticket to Disrupt 2022? Apply to volunteer today!

The future comes at you fast: TechCrunch Disrupt 2022 is now just a few weeks away. If you’re involved in the tech world — or want to break into it — you’ll want to be in San Francisco from October ...

Archer’s co-founder is bootstrapping an all-purpose humanoid robot

The quest to build the perfect humanoid robot is heating up, as Figure — a startup currently operating in stealth — is developing a multi-purpose bipedal ‘bot it plans to pilot in 2024. Speaking under the condition of anonymity, ...

Meta ordered to pay walkie-talkie app maker Voxer $175M for patent infringement

A jury in a Texas federal court has ordered Meta to pay walkie-talkie app company Voxer more than $174.5 million in damages, according to court documents filed on Wednesday. Voxer, the creator of the Walkie Talkie app, first filed ...

A quick checkup on consumer fintech activity ahead of Q3 data

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What Entitles You to a Medical Negligence Claim?

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JBalvin enters the digital wellness space with the launch of a bilingual mental health app

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Twitter discloses it wasn’t logging users out of accounts after password resets

Weeks after Twitter’s ex-security chief accused the company of cybersecurity mismanagement, Twitter has now informed its users of a bug that didn’t close all of a user’s active logged-in sessions on Android and iOS after an account’s password was ...

Share your carbon-adjusted earnings per share number, you cowards

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In Latin America, founders and investors seek to balance caution and optimism

Julio Vasconcellos Contributor Share on Twitter Julio Vasconcellos is the managing partner of Atlantico, a venture capital fund focused on Latin America. He was previously the founder of Canary and Peixe Urbano, and was Facebook’s first employee in Brazil. More ...

Glovo fined $78M for labor breaches in Spain

Spain’s homegrown on-demand delivery app, Glovo — which since the end of last year has been majority owned by Germany’s Delivery Hero — has been fined €79 million (~$79M) for breaches of labor laws related to the employment classification ...

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