What Square’s acquisition of Afterpay means for startups

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

On Sunday Square announced it was gobbling up Afterpay in a deal worth $29 billion at the time of announcement. Alex followed up yesterday with more details on why the deal made sense for Square --> READ MORE

Gig companies take worker classification fight to Massachusetts through ballot initiative

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

A coalition of app-based ride-hailing and on-demand delivery companies including Lyft, Uber, Doordash and Instacart have filed a petition for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would keep gig economy workers classified as independent contractors --> READ MORE

WhatsApp photos and videos can now disappear after a single viewing

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

WhatsApp said that it would soon let users send disappearing photos and videos and this week the feature will be rolling out to everybody. Anyone using the Facebook-owned messaging app can share a photo or --> READ MORE

Extra Crunch roundup: Square buys Afterpay, paid search basics, career advice for devs

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Square paid around a quarter of its present-day value for Afterpay, Alex Wilhelm notes in The Exchange. That seems like a lot. But was it too much? “Afterpay brings global revenues, global users and a --> READ MORE

Daily Crunch: For $20/month, crime alert app Citizen will connect users with live ‘safety agents’

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

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 August 3, 2021. Today we --> READ MORE

Discord now lets you customize your user profile on its apps

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

For mobile users, Discord is adding one new feature that you’d find on a more traditional social app. The company rolled out an option for users to customize their profiles across its iOS and Android --> READ MORE

Lyft reaches adjusted profitability milestone despite continuing net losses

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Today after the bell, U.S. ride-hailing company Lyft reported its second quarter financial performance. In aggregate the company’s performance was a rebound from the year-ago second quarter, which was heavily impacted by the onset of --> READ MORE

Demand Curve: Tested tactics for growing newsletters

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Stewart Hillhouse Contributor Share on Twitter Stewart Hillhouse writes actionable growth marketing insights as senior content lead at Demand Curve. By night, he interviews marketers and creatives on his podcast, Top Of Mind. Before getting --> READ MORE

Embodied AI, superintelligence and the master algorithm

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Chris Nicholson Contributor Share on Twitter Chris Nicholson is the founder and CEO of Pathmind, a company applying deep reinforcement learning to industrial operations and supply chains. More posts by this contributor Embodied AI, superintelligence --> READ MORE

India’s BharatPe valued at $2.85 billion in Tiger Global-led $370 million funding

August 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Indian fintech startup BharatPe has raised $370 million in a new round of financing as it looks to aggressively scale its business in the next two years. It’s the nineteenth Indian startup to become a --> READ MORE

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