Technology

Only four months after securing Series B fundraising of $310 million, Chinese autonomous driving company WeRide says it has achieved its Series C funding round that brings its post-money valuation to $3 billion. This is first time the company has disclosed its value. The company did not share how much it [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Tesla CEO and self-dubbed technoking is back peddling on the company’s stance about bitcoin and has suspended purchases of its electric vehicles with the cryptocurrency. The change of stance, which was delivered via tweet, comes just weeks after Tesla CFO and dubbed “master of coin” Zach Kirkhorn said the company believes [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, on Wednesday donated Ethereum and “meme coins” worth $1.5 billion in one of the largest-ever individual philanthropy efforts. Buterin transferred 500 ETH and over 50 trillion SHIB (Shiba Inu), a meme coin, worth around $1.14 billion at the time of transaction, to the India COVID-Crypto [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
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. By now everyone is familiar with the tech world’s talent crunch: Developers are scarce and expensive, while data scientists are maybe even scarcer and expensiver. Some folks I’ve [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Toast has a reported valuation over $5 billion and has raised more than $900 million since launch. The restaurant POS service has clearly been on a rapid growth trajectory, but how has the company navigated the market during the pandemic, which has pushed and pulled the restaurant industry unlike ever [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Usually we wait a few days until a show has settled. While we stall, our producer and director Tina Chase Gillmor scours the recording for short clips that give a sense of the flavor and tenor of the conversation. This show, recorded a little more than 2 weeks ago, went [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Waymo’s chief financial officer Ger Dwyer and its head of automotive partnerships and corporate development Adam Frost — two longtime executives at the autonomous vehicle company — are leaving this month, departures that comes amid some executive shuffling following CEO John Krafcik’s exit earlier this year. Dwyer and Frost’s departure was [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Do you and your early-stage startup have what it takes to be a modern-day gladiator and compete in Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt 2021? You won’t know unless you apply, and time is running out. You have only 48 hours left to throw your helmet into the ring. If you want [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
Scooter unicorn Bird is going public, per an agreement to merge with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. After rumors and reports circulated for months about an imminent deal, it has finally arrived. First, a quick overview of the agreement and the players involved: Bird is merging with Switchback II [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
This pocket-friendly Android phone has a speedy processor and an excellent screen. It's also really boring. [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: Wired
As competition with tech giants heats up, TikTok is rolling out a series of new features to help keep its short-form video app ahead of rivals. The company today announced the launch of a new Green Screen Duet feature, which combines two of TikTok’s most popular editing tools to allow [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: TechCrunch
What’s happening with Sony’s latest console, now that it’s been out for six months? Supply issues aside, it’s proving to be much more than a simple evolution. [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: Wired
A new form of digital currency for animals, trees, and other wildlife (no, not like Dogecoin) would help protect biodiversity and bend technology back to nature. [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: Wired
The high-performance Futurecraft.Footprint shows the key to a lower carbon impact might lie in collaboration, not competition. [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: Wired
Whose problem is it when men are intimidated by women at work? [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: Wired
The Alphabet-owned company is working with Liverpool to bring computer vision and statistical learning to the high-stakes world of sports. [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: Wired
The Hardened Underwater Modular Robot Snake has thrusters for muscles and a camera for a face. Your move, evolution. [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: Wired
Do you want happier, productive, more engaged, and more fulfilled employees and coworkers? Well, you should campaign to let them work remotely. Here's why. [...]
Wed, May 12, 2021
Source: Wired
The premise is convenient. But the ecommerce giant’s record on privacy isn't exactly inspiring. [...]
Tue, May 11, 2021
Source: Wired
The debate over whether it's ethical to inoculate American children while the pandemic rages elsewhere is unproductive and harmful. [...]
Tue, May 11, 2021
Source: Wired

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