TikTok is hiding a viral challenge that has kids stealing their school’s soap dispensers – TechCrunch

TikTok is hiding a viral challenge that has kids stealing their school’s soap dispensers – TechCrunch

It’s back in the school season and on Tiktok, meaning the students are vaguely stealing everything that isn’t off. The recent tic-tac-toe trend of wreaking havoc in general sees students pulling “fraudulent licks” નાનાa small-scale robbery of everything from soap dispensers, covid test kits and hand sanitizers to high-value items like classroom tech. The video…

Watch SpaceX launch the first all-civilian Inspiration4 mission to space live – TechCrunch

Watch SpaceX launch the first all-civilian Inspiration4 mission to space live – TechCrunch

After months of publicity, NFT auctions and Netflix documentaries, it’s finally here: a four-person crew of Inspiration 4 will go into space today (weather permitting). What makes this launch different from any of its predecessors? None of the four people aboard the plane are astronauts. This mission marks the first time that all civilian crew…

The responsibilities of AI-first investors – TechCrunch

The responsibilities of AI-first investors – TechCrunch

Ash Fontana, managing director of Zeta Ventures, is the author of “The AI-First Company: How to Compete and Win with Artificial Intelligence.” More posts by this contributor Grew up in the age of intelligence Investors in AI-first Technology companies serving the defense industry, such as Pelantir, Primer and Enduril, are doing well. Enduril, for one,…

Inside Reach Capital’s edtech-powered returns – TechCrunch

Inside Reach Capital’s edtech-powered returns – TechCrunch

Co-founded by Rich Capital, a San Francisco-based venture firm Jennifer Carroll And Chantelle Garvey, The sector bubbling with unicorns for the first years focused specifically on Adtech. Rare, the women-led partnership closed its third fund in February, a નું 165 million vehicle and the largest ever. That said, the return from its previous fund shows…

In growth marketing, signal determines success – TechCrunch

In growth marketing, signal determines success – TechCrunch

Jonathan Martinez Contributor Jonathan Martinez is a former YouTuber, UC Berkeley Alum and Growth Marketing Nerd who has helped Uber, Postmates, Chime and various startups. More posts by this contributor Early stage brands should also unlock the power of influencers In growth marketing, creativity is the crucial X factor Unlike a weak phone signal, which…

5 things you need to win your first customer – TechCrunch

5 things you need to win your first customer – TechCrunch

Brian D’Souza leads product marketing in grammar, and previously held various product management and product marketing roles at B2C and B2B at Microsoft. The startup is a beautiful one Thing. It is the embodiment of an idea born in the garage or behind a handkerchief. But ask any founder what their startup really proves, and…

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug – TechCrunch

The FDA should regulate Instagram’s algorithm as a drug – TechCrunch

Digital Disposable Camera is the founder and CEO of social network Dispo Daniel Liss. More posts by this contributor Go ahead quickly and break Facebook: A bull case for the execution of a no-confidence motion Today’s real story: Facebook’s monopoly The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret: Instagram harms teens’ mental…

Stamp your Passport to Disrupt for a chance to win these prizes – TechCrunch

Stamp your Passport to Disrupt for a chance to win these prizes – TechCrunch

Be sure to pick up your passport as you prepare to dive into the three days of TechCrunch Disrupt 2021. No, not the diversity issued by the government. Our Disruption Passport allows you to collect experiences during a virtual conference and give you a chance to win some pretty fabulous prizes. Seriously, who doesn’t want…

Front introduces customer-centric features with deeper CRM integration – TechCrunch

Front introduces customer-centric features with deeper CRM integration – TechCrunch

The Customer Communication Platform Front is hosting an event today to introduce three new features. These new features focus on showing you more information about your customers right from the front’s user interface. If you’re not familiar with the front, the company started as a shared email inbox product so you can interact with incoming…

Forge’s SPAC deal is a bet on unicorn illiquidity – TechCrunch

Forge’s SPAC deal is a bet on unicorn illiquidity – TechCrunch

As Warby Parker, Freshworks, Vibration and Toast are listed next week, we should not forget the SPAC rally. This week, for example, Forge Global (Forge), a technology startup that manages the market for secondary transactions in private companies, announced that it would be unveiling a blank check combination. And while we’re not unpacking every SPAC…