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It could get harder to use a Nest Hub for shopping lists soon

/ A key feature of Google Assistant — third-party notes integration — will apparently bite the dust in two weeks. By Wes Davis, a weekend editor who covers the latest in tech and entertainment. He has written news, reviews, and more as a tech journalist since 2020. Google Assistant will no longer integrate third-party lists Read More…

Apple might announce ‘several’ Macs at WWDC

/ Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says we might be seeing some new Macs very soon. By Jay Peters, a news editor who writes about technology, video games, and virtual worlds. He’s submitted several accepted emoji proposals to the Unicode Consortium. If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our Read More…

Ask Sophie: Which visas are best for U.S. startup accelerators?

Sophie Alcorn Contributor Sophie Alcorn is the founder of Alcorn Immigration Law in Silicon Valley and 2019 Global Law Experts Awards’ “Law Firm of the Year in California for Entrepreneur Immigration Services.” She connects people with the businesses and opportunities that expand their lives. More posts by this contributor Ask Sophie: Can I apply for an EB-1A without first getting an O-1A? Ask Sophie: Will I be allowed into the US if my passport expires in 5 months? Here’s another edition of “Ask Sophie,” the advice column

Greenwood’s Ryan Glover to speak on the economics of building a Black business at TechCrunch Live’s Atlanta event

TechCrunch Live is excited to announce a fireside chat with Ryan Glover, co-founder of Greenwood Bank, as part of our virtual TechCrunch Live: Atlanta event on June 7th.  Glover will sit down with me, Dominic-Madori Davis, at 2:05 ET to discuss the ‘economics of equality,’ — a conversation talking about the history of financial inequality within the Black community and how the Greenwood team is working from Atlanta to increase opportunity for communities who historically were economically discriminated against.  Greenwood Bank has become one of the most well-known Black-owned financial service institutions in the nation. Founded by Killer Mike, Andrew

Are rising seed-stage valuations a poisoned gift for startups?

Compared to a year ago, startup valuations have dipped across the board, no matter if you’re a startup raising a seed round or a Series E. But there’s good news if you’re a growth-stage startup: Valuations for startups raising Series A, B and C rounds across the world ticked higher in Q1 2023 from Q4 2022, according to data from CB Insights. That said, it’s not looking good for early- and late-stage deals: valuations for angel, seed, Series D rounds and later-stage rounds are trending downwards globally. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning

From root to crown, Mast Reforestation is regrowing the tree economy for the 21st century

Here’s the problem: the planet is burning, and there’s not much we can do about it. Forests are in peril not just because of the ravages of climate change, but because the industries that support them remain traditional and under-resourced. Mast Reforestation is building a tech-forward forest-as-a-service company that vastly simplifies and accelerates the process of restoring lands lost to wildfires. The company sprouted, as it were, from DroneSeed, which was pioneering new methods of analyzing forests and planting seeds as a sort of remedial precision agriculture. What they found was that although their methods were effective, the bottleneck to

AI touches everything, everywhere all at once at Disrupt

Like it or not, AI is part of our lives from here on out — for better or worse. In the past six months alone, TechCrunch has written nearly 600 articles focused on the impact of AI technology in our lives across industries as varied as film, healthcare, marketing and supply chains to name but a few. The AI Stage at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023 At TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, you’ll find AI’s influential fingerprints throughout the show’s programming. It all starts at ground zero: the AI Stage — one of six new industry-specific stages this year. Come and explore the rapidly

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