Bringg nabs $30M to expand its delivery logistics platform used by Walmart and others

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Over the last several years, delivery services have become a key component of how retailers, or anyone selling or distributing products and services, do business. Now, with a global health pandemic in full swing keeping people indoors (and away from physical storefronts), delivery has become an essential must-have if you want your business to stay […]

The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

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Hi, and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages travel from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. If this is your first time, hello; I’m glad you’re with us. I have started to publish a version of […]

Zoom Video Communications offers 20% off Annual Business plans to Extra Crunch members

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With the trying times the country is going through due to COVID-19, Extra Crunch is excited to announce a new Partner Perk from video conference software Zoom. Starting today, annual and two-year members of Extra Crunch get 20% off list pricing for all services that Zoom provides (excluding API and Premium Audio) and 10% off […]

Researchers develop emergency ventilator based on resuscitation bags used in ambulances

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The need for innovative solutions to address shortages in crucial medical equipment is greater than ever, and a new initiative from a global team of biomedical engineering experts is a perfect example. The team developed a way for resuscitation bags – common pieces of equipment carried by ambulances and paramedics around the world, and typically […]

Equity Monday: Hunting for green shoots amidst the startup data

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Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Before we jump into today’s show, don’t forget that the long-form Equity that we’ve done for more than three years still drops on Friday. Last week’s was a particular delight, so make sure you’re caught up. Ready? Let’s […]

GrubHub/Seamless’s pandemic initiatives are predatory and exploitative, and it’s time to stop using them

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Times are exceptionally hard, especially for local restaurants, which were always in a precarious business even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But when times are hard, people pull together, right? Or at least they don’t take advantage of the suffering and desperate to exploit and profit from them. Right? We’d all like to think so, […]

Internet of Elephants launches Wildeverse, an AR game about endangered animals and conservation

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On Friday, the Kenyan augmented reality game developer Internet of Elephants launched its latest game in partnership with the conservation science experts from the Borneo Nature Foundation, Goualougo Triangle Ape Foundation, Zoo Atlanta and Chester Zoo. The new game, called “Wildeverse”, uses AR to create a virtual forest that players can explore to find certain […]

Startups Weekly: SaaS companies feel the churn but hope for a brighter tomorrow

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[Editor’s note: Want to get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that startups can use by email? Subscribe here.]  There are a few online productivity stocks booming, and a few popular remote-first product companies still announcing funding rounds amid a huge new wave of unicorn layoffs. But what about the previously white-hot software-as-a-service category […]

Original Content podcast: ‘The Platform’ offers a gruesome metaphor for capitalism

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“The Platform” is not a subtle movie. That’s true of its approach to horror, with intense, bloody scenes that prompted plenty of screaming and pausing from your hosts at the Original Content podcast. It’s also true of its thematic material — right around the time one of the characters accuses another of being communist, you’ll […]

Zelos is like a cross-game battle pass, rewarding you for completing challenges in games you already play

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People seem to love the concept of the battle pass. Largely popularized by Fortnite, battle passes reward players for playing well, and playing often. The better you do, the more XP you earn; the more XP you earn, the more stuff (new looks for your character, or victory dances to fire off at the end […]

Join prolific enterprise/SaaS seed investor Jonathan Lehr April 6 at 2pm EDT for a live conference call

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It’s a tough fundraising environment out there, but one of the few glimmers of hope lies in the enterprise and SaaS markets. Critical customer problems + recurring revenues is probably where you want to be right now to weather out the storm that’s hitting the startup world these days. That’s why we are excited to […]

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