• by Manish Singh
    India is moving to block 232 apps, some with links to China, that offer betting and loan services in the South Asian market to prevent misuse of the citizens’ data, the state-owned public broadcaster said Sunday. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is in the process to enforce an emergency order to ban 138 […] India is blocking over 230 betting and loan apps, many with ties to China by Manish Singh originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Ivan Mehta
    Last week, Twitter said it is shutting down free access to its APIs starting February 9. Now, days before the deadline, Elon Musk said that after getting feedback from developers, Twitter will provide a write-only API for “bots providing good content that is free.” This decision is as opaque as some of the other policy […] Elon Musk says Twitter will provide a free write-only API to bots providing ‘good’ content by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Sarah Perez
    This Week in Apps offers a way to keep up with this fast-moving industry in one place with the latest from the world of apps, including news, updates, startup fundings, M&As and more. This Week in Apps: Instagram’s founders’ new app, another Twitter rival, Biden admin criticizes app stores by Sarah Perez originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Natasha Mascarenhas
    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. Toward the end of 2022, a number of entrepreneurs, some citing Elon Musk, told me that they’re bringing back an in-person work culture in the […] Dear founders, returning to the office is a numbers game by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Henry Pickavet
    Happy weekend, folks, and welcome back to the TechCrunch Week in Review. Henry here, standing in for a vacationing Kyle Wiggers, who is standing in for a parental-leaving Greg Kumparak. Listen, we’ve got a deep bench, and both blokes will be back very soon. Until then, check out just a few of the top stories […] Netflix crackdown, monetizing ChatGPT and bypassing FB’s 2FA by Henry Pickavet originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Anna Heim
    "It's not either usage-based or subscription pricing,” VC firm OpenView wrote in its second State of Usage-Based Pricing report. These hybrid approaches call for new tools, but which ones? Does usage-based pricing call for a new growth infrastructure stack? by Anna Heim originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Natasha Mascarenhas
    Data looks at whether having an office, at the earliest stages of company-building, truly does impact the bottom line. Data hints at the value of startup offices by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Connie Loizos
    Five years ago, Google backed away from a Pentagon government contract because thousands of employees protested that its tech might be used for lethal drone targeting. Today, however, Silicon Valley has far fewer qualms about developing tech for the U.S. Department of Defense. So said four investors — Trae Stephens of Founders Fund, Bilal Zuberi […] When the government is the customer (some things to keep in mind) by Connie Loizos originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Natasha Mascarenhas
    Four months after closing its largest fund to date, Kapor Capital wants more. The firm is under new leadership after co-founders Freada and Mitch Kapor stepped back from the outfit, which focuses on funding social impact ventures and founders of color. Now, led by Uriridiakoghene “Ulili” Onovakpuri and Brian Dixon, Kapor Capital is hoping to […] Kapor Capital’s new crew is raising an opportunity fund by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch
  • by Harri Weber
    Rebellyous, a startup that’s striving to build “a better chicken,” has raised at least $20 million in fresh funding, TechCrunch has learned. Based in Seattle, the venture-backed company calls its production tech the “most advanced plant-based meat manufacturing system on the planet.” Rebellyous aims to raise as much as $30.7 million in total, according to […] Plant-based Rebellyous is raising millions to ‘rethink the nugget’ by Harri Weber originally published on TechCrunch