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Delivery service Gopuff acquires rideOS for $115 million – TechCrunch

On-demand goods, food and alcohol delivery service Gopuff has acquired fleet management platform rideOS for $115 million, sources familiar with the deal say. This acquisition comes just a few months after the Philadelphia-based startup announced a $1.15 billion funding...

Spotify acquires Podz, a podcast discovery platform – TechCrunch

Podcasts are all the rage, but podcast discovery is a challenge. Today, Spotify announced its acquisition of Podz, a startup that’s trying to solve the problem of podcast discovery. “At Spotify, we are investing to build and scale the...

Mobile dialysis startup eyes human trials in 2022 following encouraging animal study – TechCrunch

This past year, three sheep in Canada have been wearing their kidneys on their sleeves. Or more aptly, in jackets on their fluffy backs.  These three sheep are part of an ongoing animal study run by the Buffalo, New...

US lawmakers want to restrict police use of ‘Stingray’ cell tower simulators – TechCrunch

Igor Bonifacic Contributor Igor Bonifacic is a contributing writer at Engadget. According to BuzzFeed News, Democratic Senator Ron Wyden and Representative Ted Lieu will introduce legislation later today that seeks to restrict police use of international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) catchers. More...

Anduril raises $450M as the defense tech company’s valuation soars to $4.6B – TechCrunch

The AI-powered defense company founded by tech iconoclast Palmer Luckey has landed a $450 million round of investment that values the startup at $4.6 billion just four years in. In April, reports suggested that the company was on the...

Vitosha Venture Partners launches $30M fund to back Bulgarian-related early-stage startups – TechCrunch

Vitosha Venture Partners is a brand new venture fund launching out of Bulgaria, and backed by the Bulgarian government. The 26 million euro ($30M) fund aims to invest in approximately 100 companies, starting from low ticket sizes all...

Wise announces plans to go public via direct listing – TechCrunch

Wise, the fintech company formerly known as TransferWise, has announced that it wants to become a public company on the London Stock Exchange. Instead of following the traditional IPO route, Wise plans to go public via a direct...

Lordstown Motors reverses claims about “binding orders” for electric pickup truck – TechCrunch

Lordstown Motors does not have binding orders from customers for its electric Endurance pickup truck — a reversal from claims made earlier this week by company executives in an effort to restore confidence in the troubled company, according...

Instagram’s TikTok rival, Reels, rolls out ads worldwide – TechCrunch

Instagram Reels are getting ads. The company announced today it’s launching ads in its short-form video platform and TikTok rival, Reels, to businesses and advertisers worldwide. The ads will be up to 30 seconds in length, like Reels...

Deep reinforcement learning will transform manufacturing as we know it – TechCrunch

Chris Nicholson Contributor More posts by this contributor UPDATED: Machine learning can fix Twitter, Facebook, and maybe even America If you walk down the street shouting out the names of every object you see — garbage truck! bicyclist! sycamore tree! — most...
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