Tesla’s Gigafactory in Berlin had a cardboard fire

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Tesla’s dealing with the aftermath of a fire on the grounds of its Gigafactory in Berlin early this morning. According to local reporting, Tesla’s factory fire brigade called for the assistance of local firefighters at 3:33AM, and more than 50 firefighters were involved in helping to extinguish a … Read more

Venture investors hit the brakes on productivity software

In the final days of the third quarter, it’s becoming clear that some areas of startup investment are losing luster. Declines are hardly surprising amid a more conservative venture capital market, a falling stock market, and global macroeconomic and geopolitical uncertainty. And still, even with large caveats, the pace of change in certain startup sectors … Read more

Airlines would have to give out refunds for busted Wi-Fi under proposed rule

Airlines would have to provide more transparency about all the fees you pay to fly under new proposed rules. | Photo by AaronP/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Airlines would have to refund passengers for services they paid for that aren’t actually provided, like broken Wi-Fi, under new rules proposed by the Biden administration. Also, airlines and travel search … Read more

UK police arrest teenager suspected of Uber, GTA 6 hacks

Police in London have confirmed a 17-year-old teenager, who is suspected of involvement in high-profile breaches at ride hailing giant Uber and Rockstar Games, has been charged with multiple counts of computer misuse and breaches of bail. The suspect, whose name was not released due to U.K. reporting restrictions on identifying non-adults, was arrested in … Read more

Netflix establishes an internal games studio in Helsinki, led by former Zynga GM

Netflix’s push into the mobile gaming market continues with today’s announcement the streamer is establishing an internal games studio based in Helsinki, Finland, led by the co-founder and General Manager of the Zygna Helsinki game development studio, Marko Lastikka. The studio will be the fourth for Netflix, joining others including Next Games, Night School Studio, … Read more

Hey, look, some startups are still raising money

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Don’t forget that the code “EQUITY” can save you money on Disrupt tickets and TechCrunch+ access. And it makes us here on the show look good! Markets: Stocks are mostly down around the world today, taking especially … Read more

3 ways to implement a product-led sales motion to unleash PLG’s revenue potential

Stephen Moock Contributor Share on Twitter Stephen Moock is the head of sales and success at Calixa, a GTM platform providing sales with the product insights and workflows they need to prioritize, close, and grow self-serve accounts. Product-led growth (PLG), the go-to-market strategy where product usage drives customer acquisition and expansion, is becoming increasingly common … Read more

TikTok faces $29M fine in UK for ‘failing to protect children’s privacy’

TikTok is facing a £27 million ($29 million) fine after the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provisionally found that the company breached child data protection laws for a two year period. The alleged breach happened from May 2018 through July 2020, with the ICO noting that the company “may have” processed data of children under … Read more

Apple begins manufacturing the iPhone 14 in India

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Apple has started assembling the iPhone 14 in India, according to reports from TechCrunch and Bloomberg. This marks the first time Apple has shifted production from China to India this quickly after the launch of a new iPhone. As noted by TechCrunch, Apple’s using Foxconn’s facilities in … Read more

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