Saturday, January 16, 2021

Extra Crunch roundup: antitrust jitters, SPAC odyssey, white-hot IPOs, more – TechCrunch

Some time ago, I gave up on the idea of finding a thread that connects each story in the weekly Extra Crunch roundup;...

Facebook blocks new events around DC and state capitols – TechCrunch

As a precaution against coordinated violence as the US approaches President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, Facebook announced a few new measures it’s putting in...

GitLab oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion – TechCrunch

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it oversaw a $195 million secondary sale that values the company at $6 billion. CNBC broke the...

GitLab raises $195M in secondary funding on $6B valuation – TechCrunch

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it raised a $195 million secondary round on a $6 billion valuation. CNBC broke the story earlier...

GAMES

The Last Of Us TV Series Lands Its New Director

Chernobyl's Johan Renck was initially slated to direct the upcoming The Last of Us TV adaptation for HBO, but scheduling conflicts forced a change...

New Elder Ring Concept Art Revealed, Then Taken Down

We don't know when we're going to get official new Elden Ring details, nor do we know when we'll finally get a new trailer,...

Bungie’s Original Halo Site Goes Offline Next Month For Good

It's the end of an era. Bungie first brought the Halo vision to life, laying the groundwork for an iconic Xbox staple that...

Mortal Kombat Movie Debuts First Images And New Story Details

Mortal Kombat by Warner Bros. makes its long-awaited debut this April, and Entertainment Weekly has a new piece sharing story details and exclusive photos...

New Persona 5 Strikers Gameplay Trailer Goes “All-Out”

Persona 5 Strikers is just a month away and fans can't wait to get their hands on the Musou-esque combat that awaits. With...

Technology

Fintech startups are increasingly focusing on profitability – TechCrunch

Fintech startups have been massively successful over the past few years. The biggest consumer startups managed to attract...

Latest News

The pandemic was top of mind in the tech of CES 2021 – TechCrunch

Of course COVID-19 was bound to be an unavoidable topic during the first-ever all-virtual CES. After all, the topic is at front of...

Ender Lilies: Quietus Of The Knights Heads To Early Access On January 21

When you're picking your stylized action/RPG titles these days, you have a wealth of choices, including a whole slew...

GitLab raises $195M in secondary funding on $6B valuation – TechCrunch

GitLab has confirmed with TechCrunch that it raised a $195 million secondary round on a $6 billion valuation....

Every Winner From The Game Awards 2020

Against all odds, The Game Awards went off without a hitch, and that means a lot of folks...

Abu Dhabi GP: Verstappen cruises to win ahead of Mercedes duo

At the start, the top three appeared to launch equally well, with Verstappen moving to the middle...

Ten things we learned from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Formula 1's strangest of all seasons came to a close in familiar fashion on Sunday as Abu...

TECHNOLOGY

Apple’s lawsuit against Corellium has been partly thrown out – TechCrunch

Back in August of last year Apple filed a lawsuit against the virtualization software company Corellium, arguing that the product infringed its copyright...

Peloton to acquire fitness equipment maker Precor in $420M bid to grow commercial business – TechCrunch

Peloton has announced that it intends to acquire Precor, one of the world’s largest suppliers of commercial fitness equipment. You probably recognize...

Investors double down on tech stocks in massive DoorDash, Airbnb, C3.ai IPOs – TechCrunch

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The venture firm SOSV has hired former TechCrunch COO Ned Desmond to help grow its startups – TechCrunch

Ned Desmond, a longtime publishing executive who spent more than half a dozen years at Time Inc. before becoming the chief operating...

ClickUp hits $1 billion valuation in $100M Series B raise – TechCrunch

Just six month after raising its first bit of outside funding, ClickUp has closed $100 million in new funding and reached a...

YC-backed Blabla raises $1.5M to teach English through short videos – TechCrunch

Short, snappy, entertaining videos have become an increasingly common way for young people to receive information. Why not learn English through TikTok-like videos...

FEATURED

New Cyberpunk 2077 Update Addresses Major Epilepsy Issue

Earlier this week, I opened up about how one of the more dangerous aspects in the game - the braindance sequences - was incidentally designed in a way that medical professionals use to trigger seizures for diagnostic purposes. That...

Know By Heart Is A Narrative Adventure About Accepting Loss By The Makers Of Pathologic

Know By Heart is an upcoming narrative experience by Ice-Pick Lodge, most famous for their horror-driven Pathologic series. This narrative-driven experience trades in...

Amazon acquires podcast network Wondery – TechCrunch

Amazon just announced that it’s acquiring Wondery, the network behind podcasts including “Dirty John” and “Dr. Death.” Wondery will become part of...

Ricciardo ponders Abu Dhabi layout change after dull race

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix served as F1’s season finale since 2014, and hosted the final round of the revised 2020 calendar...

Removing space debris requires action and caution – TechCrunch

Tess Hatch hopes to travel to space. In the meantime, she is a venture investor at Bessemer Venture Partners who invests in frontier...

Video News

Zenoti becomes a unicorn with $160 million funding round – TechCrunch

Zenoti, a 10-year-old startup that develops services for the spa and salon industry, is the latest entrant to the coveted unicorn list. The...

Turn Your Ride Into An Electric Snowbike With This $3,000 Conversion Kit

You’ve been looking at your mountain bike a lot recently, haven’t you? The other day you looked at it and just sort of...

Medium acquires social book reading app Glose – TechCrunch

Medium is acquiring Paris-based startup Glose for an undisclosed amount. Glose has been building iOS, Android and web apps that let you buy,...

Mercedes: Power unit deficit worth less than 0.1s per lap

Team principal Toto Wolff revealed on Saturday that a "gremlin" related to the MGU-K meant all of the Mercedes power units had...

Twitter permanently bans President Trump – TechCrunch

President Trump was permanently suspended from Twitter Friday. In the announcement, the company cited “the risk of further incitement of violence” and...

Suzuki ‘shocked’ by team boss Davide Brivio’s exit

On Wednesday, Motorsport.com exclusively revealed Brivio would be leaving his role at Suzuki to become CEO of the Alpine F1 team in 2021. ...

Sports

FORMULA 1

F1 news: Williams believes 2021 floor rules could help it

As part of a number of regulation tweaks coming for this year aimed at cutting downforce to help lessen the stress put...

Can-Am footage shows McLaren’s racing soul

Motorsport.tv subscribers can watch the full episode here and it's well worth checking out because it’s about one of the greatest race...

McLaren’s ‘healthy environment’ helped Sainz exceed expectations

The Spaniard made his final appearance for McLaren in Abu Dhabi earlier this month ahead of his move to Ferrari for the...

Gasly remembers ‘every single second’ of Italian GP victory

Gasly took a surprise win for AlphaTauri at Monza in September after a red flag and a penalty for leader Lewis Hamilton shook...

MOTO GP

Barcelona circuit reshapes Turn 10 for 2021

The original Turn 10 at the Catalan circuit was a long left-hander which fed into the long right at the top of...

Extra days added to Qatar MotoGP test

Earlier this week MotoGP announced it had cancelled what was set to be the opening three-day pre-season test of 2021 at the...

MotoGP: Marc Marquez ‘seeing positives’ after third surgery

The elder Marquez brother broke his right humerus bone in a heavy crash during the 2020 season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez,...

ADVENTURE

Nirmal Purja Seeks To Become First Mountaineer To Climb K2 In Winter

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja is seeking to put that saying to bed as he...

You Need Malou Peterson’s Powdery Goodness In Your Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8MXToWUSJAFor many of us right now, the thought of going waist-deep in powder is both an exhilarating and heartbreaking thought. Exhilarating in that...

Revisiting Danny Hart’s Iconic Run At Champery In 2011

Even if you’re not into mountain biking, Danny Hart’s run at Champery in 2011 transcends matters of sporting preference and captures the heart...

10 of the Best Mountain Biking Movies

It’s fair to say that mountain biking is a sport that’s gained a bit of traction over the years. The thrills and spills,...