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Microsoft Teams gets breakout rooms, custom layouts and virtual commutes

Microsoft Teams gets breakout rooms, custom layouts and virtual commutes

Unsurprisingly, Teams has become a major focus for Microsoft during the COVID-19 pandemic, so it’s no surprise that the company is using its annual Ignite IT conference to announce a number of new features for…

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This is how police request customer data from Amazon

This is how police request customer data from Amazon

Anyone can access portions of a web portal, used by law enforcement to request customer data from Amazon, even though…

Is your startup the next TikTok?

Is your startup the next TikTok?

Editor’s note: Get this free weekly recap of TechCrunch news that any startup can use by email every Saturday morning (7…

Postmates cuts losses in Q2 as it heads towards tie-up with Uber

Postmates cuts losses in Q2 as it heads towards tie-up with Uber

Popular food delivery service Postmates is in the process of merging with Uber in a blockbuster $2.65 billion deal that…

The eSIM maker powering Xiaomi’s IoT devices raises $15M

The eSIM maker powering Xiaomi’s IoT devices raises $15M

Connectivity is vital to a future managed and shaped by smart hardware, and Chinese startup Showmac Tech is proposing eSIMs…

Daily Crunch: Shopify confirms data breach

Daily Crunch: Shopify confirms data breach

Shopify blames “rogue” employees for a data breach, Google Maps adds COVID-19 data and China pushes back against the TikTok…

Tesla is building a cathode plant and getting into the lithium mining business

Tesla is building a cathode plant and getting into the lithium mining business

A little more than a year ago, during Tesla’s 2019 shareholder’s meeting, CEO Elon Musk said the company “might get…

Daily Crunch: This TikTok deal is pretty confusing

Daily Crunch: This TikTok deal is pretty confusing

Companies send out conflicting messages about the TikTok deal, Microsoft acquires a gaming giant and the WeChat ban is temporarily…

Thanks to Google, app store monopoly concerns have now reached India

Thanks to Google, app store monopoly concerns have now reached India

Last week, as Epic Games, Facebook, and Microsoft continued to express concerns about Apple’s “monopolistic” hold over what a billion…

Was Snowflake’s IPO mispriced or just misunderstood?

Was Snowflake’s IPO mispriced or just misunderstood?

Notes, details, and other data from an incredibly busy week Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter.…

Conan O’Brien on how to embrace an ever-changing media landscape

Conan O’Brien on how to embrace an ever-changing media landscape

“Like most of the best things in my life,” Conan O’Brien explains, with a wry smile, “the success of the…

Daily Crunch: Twitter tightens security ahead of election

Daily Crunch: Twitter tightens security ahead of election

Twitter takes preemptive steps to avoid election-related hacks, we check out the new Apple Watches and Facebook launches new business…

Lightspeed announces the launch of its Southeast Asia operations

Lightspeed announces the launch of its Southeast Asia operations

Lightspeed’s Southeast Asia team: Akshay Bhushan, Marsha Sugana, Pinn Lawjindakul and Bejul Somaia Lightspeed Venture Partners announced the launch of…

Twitter flags Indian politician’s years-old tweet for violating its policy

Twitter flags Indian politician’s years-old tweet for violating its policy

Twitter has flagged a post from Indian politician T. Raja Singh for violating its policy days after TechCrunch asked the…

Carbon Health and Color founders see power in bringing healthcare to the edge

Carbon Health and Color founders see power in bringing healthcare to the edge

When COVID-19 spread to the United States, the pandemic exposed two conflicting realities: a healthcare system that excels at high-cost,…

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Amazon redesigns Echo Dot as a sphere, adds animal designs and reading feature for Kids Edition

Amazon redesigns Echo Dot as a sphere, adds animal designs and reading feature for Kids Edition

Amazon today introduced a redesign of its best-selling smart speaker, the Echo Dot. The company is bringing a new spherical…

Ring gets into automotive security with three new car products, including one debuting first for Teslas

Ring gets into automotive security with three new car products, including one debuting first for Teslas

Amazon -owned Ring is expanding from home and neighborhood security to the automative world, with three new products it debuted…

Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 follows you as you move

So this is crazy. Amazon’s new Echo Show 10 swivels on its base to follow you around the room. The…

Amazon redesigns Fire TV, introduces new Fire TV Stick and low-cost Fire TV Stick Lite

Amazon redesigns Fire TV, introduces new Fire TV Stick and low-cost Fire TV Stick Lite

Amazon today announced a redesign Fire TV experience along with an updated Fire TV Stick and a new, lower-cost Fire…