Cassie the bipedal robot runs a 5K

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:43:16 +0000
You may well recognize Cassie as the basis of Agility Robotics’ delivery bot, Digit. If you’ve been following the tech’s progression at all, however, you no doubt know that it started life as the ostrich-inspired Cassie. The robot is all legs and not much else. In addition to fueling Agility’s commercial ambitions, the robot has […]
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Daily Crunch: No-code startup Bubble pops with $100 million Series A round

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 22:10:56 +0000
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
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iPhone sales fuel Apple’s Wall Street-beating Q3

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 21:11:24 +0000
Another excellent quarter for Apple, as the company posted $81.4 billion in revenue. That’s a 36% year-over-year jump for the company, besting Wall Street estimates of $73.3 billion by a considerable margin. “Our record June quarter operating performance included new revenue records in each of our geographic segments, double-digit growth in each of our product […]
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Alphabet crushes Q2 earnings estimates as Google Cloud cuts losses, grows 54%

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 21:09:18 +0000
Today after the bell amidst a deluge of major technology company earnings reports, Alphabet reported its own second-quarter performance.
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Activision Blizzard workers will stage a walkout after ‘abhorrent’ response to harassment suit

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:46:05 +0000
One of the world’s biggest video game companies is reeling after a state discrimination and sexual harassment suit kicked off a firestorm of controversy within the company. California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued Activision Blizzard last week, alleging that the company fostered a “breeding ground for harassment and discrimination against women.” Following a […]
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Extra Crunch roundup: RapidSOS EC-1, how to prep for an M&A exit, inside Genki Forest

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:44:16 +0000
In a four-part series, Managing Editor Danny Crichton tells the story of RapidSOS, the company that processes more than half of all 911 calls made each year in the U.S.
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Microsoft bests earnings estimates as Azure posts 51% growth; shares fall

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:39:55 +0000
Microsoft shares fell after the news, perhaps due to its results missing so-called whisper numbers; that it has traded at or near all-time highs recently puts the 3% after-hours drop into context.
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Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the team from subscription news app, Brief

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 20:05:01 +0000
Twitter’s recent acquisition spree continues today as the company announces it has acqui-hired the team from news aggregator and summary app Brief. The startup from former Google engineers launched last year to offer a subscription-based news summary app that aimed to tackle many of the problems with today’s news cycle, including information overload, burnout, media […]
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Apple tweaks controversial iOS 15 Safari changes in latest beta

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 19:47:11 +0000
Apple is responding to user complaints and feedback about the controversial changes to the Safari mobile browser with today’s launch of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 beta 4. The new Safari design first introduced at WWDC had moved the tab bar (URL bar) to the bottom of the screen — a fairly radical change for […]
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Dan Olsen leads a product-market fit masterclass for the Startup Alley+ cohort

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 19:00:16 +0000
Yes Virginia, there are advantages to exhibiting in (the sold-out) Startup Alley at TC Disrupt 2021. Out of all the early-stage startups ready to exhibit on September 21-23, Team TechCrunch hand-picked 50 to form the Startup Alley+ cohort. Startup Alley+ is a VIP experience designed to help founders grow their business and increase their opportunities […]
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Same-day delivery apps need more than speed to survive post-pandemic

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:32:50 +0000
Consumer satisfaction hinges on more than the amount of time it takes to move an order from an app to the customer’s door.
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BoldVoice wants to help nonnative English speakers find (and flaunt) their voices

Tue, 27 Jul 2021 18:13:29 +0000
When Anada Lakra and Ilya Usorov first moved to the United States, they struggled to find their voices. They both knew and understood English, but when it came time to speak up, their accents became a hurdle. Usorov, for example, watched his Russian-born parents struggle to advocate for themselves, which limited work opportunities. While Lakra, […]
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