California clears the way to ban new gas car sales

The California Air Resources Board voted Thursday afternoon to phase out the sale of new gasoline-powered cars in the Golden State. The full effect of the binding decision will kick in more than 12 years from now, in 2035, when it will require most new cars and trucks sold in California to run exclusively on … Read more

How many Coinbases is FTX worth?

Image Credits: TechCrunch Welcome to Chain Reaction, where we unpack and explain the latest in crypto news, drama and trends, breaking things down block by block for the crypto curious. For our Thursday episode focused on major news topics this week, the crew broke down the latest blockchain happenings and volatility including SEC Chairman Gary … Read more

Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 review

We’ve had a Samsung review blitz over the past two weeks, covering all the products the company announced at its recent Unpacked event. In my write-up of the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro, I noted how understated the product line was, in contrast to its flash, bombastic foldables. The Galaxy Watch line, meanwhile, exists somewhere between … Read more

DoorDash hit by data breach linked to Twilio hackers

Food delivery giant DoorDash has confirmed a data breach that exposed customers’ personal information. In a blog post shared with TechCrunch ahead of its publication at market close, DoorDash said malicious hackers stole credentials from employees of a third-party vendor that were then used to gain access to some of DoorDash’s internal tools. DoorDash said … Read more

Flexible apartment startups gain more traction, as Landing lands $125M in debt and equity funding

Startups looking to make it easier for people to rent apartments on a flexible, shorter-term basis, are gaining momentum thanks in part to the rise of remote work. Last week, Dealbook reported that a flexible living startup, Flow, founded by WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann, has locked down $350 million from Andreessen Horowitz. Earlier today, TechCrunch … Read more

It’s brutal out there for DTC companies

News that Haus, a consumer beverage brand looking to bring down the ABV in booze, had failed to close a funding round and was being forced to sell took many — this publication included — by surprise. Perhaps we should have been less taken aback. Tracking the value of recently public DTC companies is an … Read more