Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess said the company is planning “big moves” in China. The world’s second-largest automaker is beefing up operations in its largest market to keep pace with fast-growing Chinese automakers and fast-changing customer preferences. “We will do some major investments in...

The startup market is global in footprint, varied in focus, diverse in business model and constantly evolving. The venture capital market, meanwhile, is slower to molt, but it’s also changed in the last decade. Startups and their financial backers went a bit nuts last year, raising too much...

If you’ve ever searched on YouTube for a review of the latest iPhone or electric car, then you’ve probably encountered Marques Brownlee. Since he started his channel MKBHD as a teenager in 2009, Brownlee has amassed 15.8 million subscribers for his in-depth, yet approachable tech videos. He’s...

Heading to TechCrunch Disrupt on October 18-20 in San Francisco? Great, we can’t wait to see you! In the meantime, take a few minutes right now and head to the polls. And by that we mean go to the Audience Choice voting site and let us know which roundtable topics you want to see at...

​The second quarter of 2022 was one for the books amid a tumultuous period of what I like to call market madness, and the evidence keeps stacking up for the crypto markets. Q2 was full of massive crypto “losses” across the web3 ecosystem, some 97% of which were the result of hacks, according...

More antitrust scrutiny for Amazon in Europe: The UK’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Amazon’s marketplace on the same day Germany’s regulator has confirmed it can apply special abuse controls to the ecommerce giant. The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said...

Delivery Hero and Glovo have been targeted for antitrust inspections in the European Union. The European Commission announced today that it has carried out unannounced inspections of a number of online food, grocery and consumer goods delivery businesses in two Member States — citing concerns...

Over five years after the release of the Nintendo Switch, fans are salivating for news about a new console, whether that be a rumored Switch Pro or Switch 2. Last night, it seemed almost certain that a new console was on its way. As Twitch streamer Shokio wrote on Twitter, Nintendo had just made...

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. This is our Wednesday show, where we niche down to a single topic, think about a question and unpack the rest. This week, Natasha and Alex asked: Why is tech...

Hotel group Marriott International has confirmed another data breach, with hackers claiming to have stolen 20 gigabytes of sensitive data including guests’ credit card information. The incident, first reported by Databreaches.net Tuesday, is said to have happened in June when an unnamed hacking...

Deep tech and D2C have very little in common, except Noah Kraft. The Doppler Labs founder, who first came into the spotlight in 2014 with the launch of a wireless earbuds company, is teaming up with his brother to start something brand new. Well, for clarity’s sake, the brother duo are actually...

The first MacBook to sport Apple’s new M2 arrived in dated fashion. The 13-inch Pro is a fine computer, but it’s hard to get excited about last year’s hardware with the largest redesign to an old favorite waiting in the wings. Today Apple pinpointed the broad July arrival date for the new...

Rivian said Wednesday the company produced 4,401 vehicles at its manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, and delivered 4,467 vehicles for the quarter ended June 30. “These figures remain in line with the company’s expectations, and it believes it is on track to deliver on the 25,000 annual...