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A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh

A young entrepreneur is building the Amazon of Bangladesh

At just 26, Waiz Rahim is supposed to be involved in the family business, having returned home in 2016 with an engineering degree from the University of Southern California. Instead, the young entrepreneur is plotting…

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Now at Google, Facebook’s former teen-in-residence launches new social game Emojishot

Now at Google, Facebook’s former teen-in-residence launches new social game Emojishot

Facebook’s former teen-in-residence Michael Sayman, now at Google, is back today with the launch of a new game: Emojishot, an…

Who helped your startup grow? Nominate a growth marketing agency.

Who helped your startup grow? Nominate a growth marketing agency.

Growth marketing is critical to a startup’s survival, but it’s not always clear how to successfully pull it off. How…

Amazon faces greater shareholder pressure to limit sale of facial recognition tech to the government

Amazon faces greater shareholder pressure to limit sale of facial recognition tech to the government

This week could mark a significant setback for Amazon’s facial recognition business if privacy and civil liberties advocates — and…

Sam Altman’s leap of faith

Sam Altman’s leap of faith

Earlier this year, founder-investor Sam Altman left his high-profile role as the president of Y Combinator to become the CEO…

Startups Weekly: There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing

Startups Weekly: There’s an alternative to raising VC and it’s called revenue-based financing

Revenue-based financing is on the rise, at least according to Lighter Capital, a firm that doles out entrepreneur-friendly debt capital.…

The state of the smartphone

The state of the smartphone

A few manufacturers have managed to buck global trends. Can 5G and foldables turn things around for the rest? Brian…

How to see our world in a new light

How to see our world in a new light

A conversation with Eliot Peper on the conclusion of his Analog trilogy Startups are ultimately vessels of speculation, of new…

Measured promises a smarter approach to ad attribution

Measured promises a smarter approach to ad attribution

Measured is giving advertisers a new way to determine whether their ads are actually working. Many of those advertisers currently…

Bitcoin has surged above $8,000 and theories around why abound

Bitcoin has surged above $8,000 and theories around why abound

Bitcoin is now trading at around $8,130, up a whopping 60.84 percent over the past month, with the price surging…

Amazon offers employees $10K and 3 months’ pay to start their own delivery businesses

Amazon offers employees $10K and 3 months’ pay to start their own delivery businesses

Following news of Amazon’s plans to reduce Prime shipping down to one day, the company this morning announced an expansion…

Week-in-Review: Google impersonates Apple and Bezos eyes the moon

Week-in-Review: Google impersonates Apple and Bezos eyes the moon

After Mark Zuckerberg’s privacy mea culpa at F8 last week, Google got its turn at I/O to promise consumers that…

Startups Weekly: Venture capitalists are crazy for cannabis

Startups Weekly: Venture capitalists are crazy for cannabis

Lately, my inbox has been chock-full of pitches for weed businesses. A couple of years ago it was bitcoin/blockchain startups,…

‘Unhackable’ encrypted flash drive eyeDisk is, as it happens, hackable

‘Unhackable’ encrypted flash drive eyeDisk is, as it happens, hackable

In security, nothing is “unhackable.” When it’s claimed, security researchers see nothing more than a challenge. Enter the latest findings…

Saas Management startup Intello scores $2.5 million extended seed

Saas Management startup Intello scores $2.5 million extended seed

Intello, the New York City-based Saas management platform, announced a $2.5 million extended seed round today, along with some product…

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Self-driving truck startup TuSimple will haul mail for USPS in two-week pilot

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple will haul mail for USPS in two-week pilot

TuSimple, the self-driving truck startup that reached unicorn status earlier this year with a $1 billion valuation, is getting two…

Amazon’s Alexa Fund invests in edtech startups, Zoobean and Unruly Studios

Amazon’s Alexa Fund invests in edtech startups, Zoobean and Unruly Studios

Two edtech companies, Zoobean and Unruly Studios, are the latest to receive investment from Amazon’s Alexa Fund — Amazon’s corporate…

Amazon under greater shareholder pressure to limit sale of facial recognition tech to the government

Amazon under greater shareholder pressure to limit sale of facial recognition tech to the government

This week could mark a significant setback for Amazon’s facial recognition business if privacy and civil liberties advocates — and…

Daily Crunch: Amazon backs Deliveroo

Daily Crunch: Amazon backs Deliveroo

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered…