Oura’s smart ring hits Target stores

Oura this morning announced that its smart ring will be available in select Target stores in the U.S. The deal, which also brings the wearable to the retailer’s site, follows similar announcements with Amazon in March and Best Buy last April. It’s a good bit of validation for a company that almost singlehandedly legitimatized the … Read more

SoftBank-backed TabaPay is buying the assets of a16z-backed Synapse, after it filed for bankruptcy

After a tumultuous year, banking-as-a-service (BaaS) startup Synapse has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and its assets will be acquired by TabaPay, according to the two companies. The deal is pending bankruptcy court approval. Founded in 2017, Mountain View-based TabaPay is an instant money movement platform that Softbank backed in a 2022 round of an … Read more

EU opens probe of TikTok Lite, citing concerns about addictive design

The European Union has opened a second formal investigation into TikTok, announcing Monday that it suspects the video sharing platform of breaking the bloc’s Digital Services Act (DSA), an online governance and content moderation framework. The Commission also said it’s minded to impose interim measures that could force the company to suspend access to the … Read more

Tesla slashes Full Self-Driving price after Elon Musk said it would only get more expensive

The price of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving package is trending downward. | Image: Owen Grove / The Verge The price for Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) software package was supposed to get more expensive over time — but instead, it’s getting cheaper. Tesla has discounted the $12,000 feature — that has been marketed as eventually enabling fully … Read more

Disrupt 2024 call for speakers closes Friday

Get prepared to set the tech world on fire with your passion and expertise! TechCrunch Disrupt 2024 is poised to electrify San Francisco from October 28–30, and we’re on the lookout for dynamic speakers like you to elevate our event with your insights. Don’t miss out—applications close Friday, April 26 at 11:59pm PT! Here’s your … Read more