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Toyota Research Institute SVP on the difficulty of building the perfect home robot

Earlier this week, the Toyota Research Institute opened the doors of its Bay Area offices to members of the media for the first time. It was a day full of demos, ranging from driving simulators and drifting instructors to conversations … Continue reading

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Tech’s next great mafia? Laid-off talent

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends by Senior Reporter and Equity co-host Natasha Mascarenhas. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. After tech’s massive exodus of talent, we’re starting to see … Continue reading

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This Week in Apps: Twitter alternative winners and losers, BeReal declines, iOS web apps to get notifications

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app economy in 2023 hit a few snags, as consumer spending last year … Continue reading

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Dry powder versus wet powder: The numbers have spoken

Welcome to the TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter. It’s inspired by the daily TechCrunch+ column where it gets its name. Want it in your inbox every Saturday? Sign up here. Lux Capital partner Josh Wolfe predicted that “dry powder” … Continue reading

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How to keep your Twitter secure without giving Elon Musk any money

Late on Friday, Twitter announced a new policy that will remove text message two-factor authentication (2FA) from any account that won’t pay for it. In a blog post, Twitter said that it will only allow accounts that subscribe to its … Continue reading

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Roblox wants to let people build virtual worlds just by typing

AI chatbots can spit out convincing — if at times overconfident — natural language responses, but what if an AI could build custom virtual worlds based on a text description alone? Roblox is exploring that possibility with its kit of … Continue reading

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Daily Crunch: Dronamics lands $40M pre-Series A for cargo drones that ‘can cross all of Europe in 12 hours or less’

To get a roundup of TechCrunch’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PST, subscribe here. Okay, NOW it’s Friday. Got any fun plans for the long weekend? Haje is moving house (ugh), … Continue reading

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FTC’s new Office of Technology will help mop up tech ‘oozing with snake oil’

The FTC is embracing change with the establishment of an Office of Technology that will help it effectively regulate the fast-moving tech world. Citing “systemic concerns” relating to tech and its potential for fraud and abuse, the FTC’s new division … Continue reading

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Balloon expert explains the challenges of shooting down China’s suspected spy balloon

Earlier this month, a suspected Chinese spy balloon drifted over much of the continental United States before an F-22 military fighter jet shot it down off the east coast. The event has put a massive strain on the already-fragile U.S.-China … Continue reading

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Taking Ultrahuman’s sleep & fitness tracking Ring for a spin

Indian startup Ultrahuman has made a name for itself since 2019 by building out a subscription fitness platform which offers a range of workout and wellness-related content, integrating with third party wearables like the Apple Watch. In 2021 it expanded … Continue reading

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