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Why a crypto exchange might want to buy Robinhood – TechCrunch
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Why a crypto exchange might want to buy Robinhood – TechCrunch

Selling your company — or not selling your company — is a complicated decision. Price, timing, pride, and a host of other factors play into the decision. Hell, you might simply enjoy running the business, be it a startup, unicorn, or public-market behemoth. Sometimes the decision is made for a company’s leadership team. Zendesk’s work...

VW sells minority stake in Electrify America to Siemens
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VW sells minority stake in Electrify America to Siemens

Volkswagen sold a minority stake in its electric vehicle charging division, Electrify America, to Siemens in a deal that values the company at $2.45 billion. The two companies are jointly investing $450 million to double the number of Electrify America charging stations in the US and Canada by 2026. (The news was first reported by...

RansomHouse extortion group claims AMD as its latest victim – TechCrunch
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RansomHouse extortion group claims AMD as its latest victim – TechCrunch

AMD said it is investigating a potential data breach after RansomHouse, a relatively new data cybercrime operation, claims to have extorted data from the U.S. chipmaker. An AMD spokesperson told TechCrunch that the company “is aware of a bad actor claiming to be in possession of stolen data,” adding that “an investigation is currently underway.”...

Amazon’s waterproof last-gen Kindle Paperwhite is nearly half off
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Amazon’s waterproof last-gen Kindle Paperwhite is nearly half off

2022 Samsung The Frame TV (55-inch) $1,259 $1,500 17% off The newest model of Samsung’s aesthetically pleasing TV retains the same vivid QLED display as its predecessor but uses a new anti-glare, low-reflection coating dubbed “Matte Display,” which provides images with qualities that resemble actual canvas. $1,259 at Woot Source: The Verge

Hank helps older adults connect and have fun – TechCrunch
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Hank helps older adults connect and have fun – TechCrunch

It’s often hard making new friends as an adult, and it’s even more difficult as you get older, say the founders of Hank. The app connects people aged 55 and older with other folks in their community abd events geared specifically for them. The New York City-based startup announced today it has raised $7 million...

Airbnb permanently bans parties on all listings – TechCrunch
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Airbnb permanently bans parties on all listings – TechCrunch

After “indefinitely” banning unauthorized parties at properties booked through Airbnb in 2020, the company has permanently banned them. The firm said that the temporary had been was effective in curbing guests throwing unauthorized parties or chronic party houses that disturb neighbors. “We believe there is a direct correlation between our implementation of the policy in...

Persona 5 and Nier: Automata are coming to the Switch
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Persona 5 and Nier: Automata are coming to the Switch

The Nintendo Switch is getting some big-name roleplaying games. At a Nintendo Direct Mini today, Nintendo revealed that Persona 5 Royal (along with its predecessors Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden) will be coming to the Switch. Persona 5 is launching on October 21st and will be preceded by Nier: Automata on October 6th....

Eclipse Foods is out to replace dairy with plant-based – TechCrunch
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Eclipse Foods is out to replace dairy with plant-based – TechCrunch

Grocery store shelves, both online and in-store, are full of plant-based products created to be dairy substitutes. Oakland-based Eclipse Foods doesn’t want its sustainable, plant-based dairy products to be just another substitute; they want it to be so similar to conventional dairy in taste, texture and functionality that you won’t be able to tell the...