Extra Crunch membership now available in Croatia and Czech Republic

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We’re excited to announce that our membership product, Extra Crunch, is live in Croatia and Czech Republic!  Join our growing community of founders, startup teams, and investors here, and use the code HRCZE25 during checkout to get 25% off an annual or 2-year plan. The discount code expires on January 15, 2021. Extra Crunch membership […]

Iris Automation raises $13 million for visual drone object avoidance tech

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It’s only a matter of time now before drones become a key component of everyday logistics infrastructure, but there are still significant barriers between where we are today and that future – particularly when it comes to regulation. Iris Automation is developing computer vision products that can help simplify the regulatory challenges involved in setting […]

Extra Crunch membership now available to readers in Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark

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We’re excited to announce that Extra Crunch memberships are now available in several Nordic countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. For a full list of supported countries, head here. Sign up for Extra Crunch membership here to join our growing community of founders, startup teams, and investors. Use the code NORDICCRUNCH during checkout for an […]

Tonic is betting that synthetic data is the new big data to solve scalability and security

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Big data is a sham. For years now, we have been told that every company should save every last morsel of digital exhaust in some sort of database, lest management lose some competitive intelligence against … a competitor, or something. There is just one problem with big data though: it’s honking huge. Processing petabytes of […]

The Station: Uber’s 2020 evolution and QuantumScape’s big breakthrough

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The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi friends and new readers, welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to […]

Amazon’s Zoox unveils electric robotaxi that can travel up to 75 mph

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Six years ago, Zoox launched quietly with a mighty mission: build and commercialize just about every aspect of a robotaxi service from the self-driving software stack and on-demand ride-sharing app to the management of the fleet and an unconventional vehicle that would transport passengers. Now, it’s finally lifting the veil on its multi-year effort. Zoox, […]

Gmail, YouTube, Google Docs and other services go down in multiple countries (Update: slowly coming back online)

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Update: It looks like services are starting to come back again, but with some glitches (such as the address bar in Gmail not working correctly). We’ve contacted Google for a statement about what happened. In all, it looks like a huge range of Google services were down for about an hour today. That hour that crossed […]

How to find your next VC

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Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s broadly based on the daily column that appears on Extra Crunch, but free, and made for your weekend reading. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Subscribe here.  Ready? Let’s talk money, startups and spicy IPO rumors. Welcome to the depths of December, a time in which […]

Investors double down on tech stocks in massive DoorDash, Airbnb, C3.ai IPOs

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Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7 a.m. PT). Subscribe here. Maybe it is a stock market bubble, or a tech-stock bubble at least. And maybe DoorDash, Airbnb and C3.ai and their bankers should have priced higher regardless to take advantage of all […]

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