Hear the latest from Kayhan Space and Firehawk Aerospace at TC Sessions: Space

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI TC Sessions: Space is happening next week (December 16-17), and as well as talking to some of the biggest names in the industry, we’ll be highlighting a few of…

Christopher Nolan calls HBO Max the ‘worst streaming service’

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI So, how are filmmakers reacting to the news that Warner Bros. will be releasing all of next year’s movies on HBO Max at the same time that they’re released…

Researchers say hardcoded passwords in GE medical imaging devices could put patient data at risk

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI Dozens of medical imaging devices built by General Electric are secured with hardcoded default passwords that can’t be easily changed, but could be exploited to access sensitive patient scans,…

Google opens its Fuchsia operating system to outside developers

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI For the longest time, Google’s new Fuchsia operating system remained a bit of a mystery — with little information in terms of the company’s plans for it, even as…

YouTube launches HDR support for live streams

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI YouTube in 2016 added support for HDR (high-dynamic range) videos on its platform, allowing cretators to upload videos offering higher contrast, more accurate shadows and highlights, a wider range…

AWS announces SageMaker Clarify to help reduce bias in machine learning models

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/aws-reinvent-2020-banner.jpg As companies rely increasingly on machine learning models to run their businesses, it’s imperative to include anti-bias measures to ensure these models are not making false or misleading assumptions.…

Calm raises $75M more at $2B valuation

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI Calm, a well-known meditation app, has raised new capital at a valuation of $2 billion. The round was anticipated after the company was reported to be hunting for up…

Agricultural biotech startup Boost Biomes adds a strategic investor in Japan’s Universal Materials Incubator

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI Boost Biomes, the Y Combinator-backed developer of microbiome-based bio-fungicides and bio-pesticides for agricultural applications, has added $2 million in funding and picked up a new strategic investor in Japan’s…

Snap announces $3.5M fund directed toward AR Lens creation

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/LensStudio_3.3_FaceMorph.jpg?w=680 Snap today announced a new 2021 fund of $3.5 million that will be directed toward supporting Snapchat Lens creators and developers who are using the company’s Lens Studio tool…

Thumbtack acquires home management startup Setter

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI Thumbtack, a marketplace where you can hire local professionals for home improvement and other services, is announcing that it has acquired Setter. Founded in 2016, Setter provides its customers…

Is 2020 bringing more edtech rounds than ever, or does it simply feel that way?

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/exchange-banner-sq-blu.jpg?w=300 Venture capital activity is high at the moment, making it difficult to keep up with the influx of new rounds that are being announced. Our cup runneth over, and…

Orca Security raises $55M for its cloud-native security platform

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Orca-Security-Team.jpg Israeli cloud security firm Orca Security today announced a $55 million Series B funding round led by ICONIQ Growth. Previous investors GGV Capital, YL Ventures and Silicon Valley CISO…

Extra Crunch Live: Join GC’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle for a live Q&A today at 4pm ET/1pm PT

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~ff/Techcrunch?d=2mJPEYqXBVI It’s a special day; we’re hosting the year’s final episode of Extra Crunch Live with General Catalyst’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle at 4pm ET/1pm PT. Extra Crunch members…

Chicago’s ShoppingGives gets served a seed round from Serena Williams’ VC firm, Serena Ventures

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Screen-Shot-2020-12-08-at-7.36.04-AM.png ShoppingGives, a Chicago-based startup pitching retailers a service that can integrate non-profit donations into their sales and shopping platforms, has raised an undisclosed amount from Serena Williams’ venture capital…

Skyflow raises $17.5M more to help companies protect your personal data

https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Skyflow-differential-redaction.png?w=680 Startups that raised earlier in 2020 are finding success again before the year closes. Today it’s Skyflow, a startup that TechCrunch covered in May when it announced a $7.5…