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Cassie the bipedal robot runs a 5K

By |July 27th, 2021|

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 --> READ MORE

Daily Crunch: No-code startup Bubble pops with $100 million Series A round

By |July 27th, 2021|

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. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 27, 2021. Today is a good day not only because the U.S. women’s national soccer team is heading to the Olympics quarter finals (shoutout --> READ MORE

iPhone sales fuel Apple’s Wall Street-beating Q3

By |July 27th, 2021|

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 --> READ MORE

Alphabet crushes Q2 earnings estimates as Google Cloud cuts losses, grows 54%

By |July 27th, 2021|

Today after the bell amidst a deluge of major technology company earnings reports, Alphabet reported its own second-quarter performance. The search-and-services company posted revenues of $61.9 billion in the June 30, 2021 quarter, net income of $18.5 billion, and earnings per share of $27.26. Those figures work out to top-line growth of 62%, and net --> READ MORE

Activision Blizzard workers will stage a walkout after ‘abhorrent’ response to harassment suit

By |July 27th, 2021|

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 --> READ MORE

Extra Crunch roundup: RapidSOS EC-1, how to prep for an M&A exit, inside Genki Forest

By |July 27th, 2021|

According to one estimate, Americans call 911 about 240 million times every year. Sending emergency services to the right location sounds straightforward, but each 911 call is routed through one of thousands of call centers known as public safety answering points (PSAPs). “Every 911 center is very different and they are as diverse and unique --> READ MORE

Microsoft bests earnings estimates as Azure posts 51% growth; shares fall

By |July 27th, 2021|

Today after the bell, Microsoft reported its fiscal Q4 2021 earnings, the period corresponding to the second calendar quarter of this year. Microsoft posted revenues of $46.2 billion in the period, along with net income of $16.5 billion and earnings per share of $2.17. The company’s revenues grew by 21% compared to the year-ago quarter, --> READ MORE

Twitter ‘acqui-hires’ the team from subscription news app, Brief

By |July 27th, 2021|

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 --> READ MORE

Apple tweaks controversial iOS 15 Safari changes in latest beta

By |July 27th, 2021|

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 --> READ MORE

Dan Olsen leads a product-market fit masterclass for the Startup Alley+ cohort

By |July 27th, 2021|

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 --> READ MORE