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  1. Top highlights from Xpeng's 2021 Tech Day

    Top highlights from Xpeng's 2021 Tech Day

    Chinese smart electric vehicle startup Xpeng has announced a series of innovations that direct the company towards crafting the mobility ecosystem of the future.  “Our exploration of more efficient, safer, carbon-neutral mobility solutions goes far beyond just smart EVs, and is the cornerstone of o…

  2. The return of text is inevitable

    The return of text is inevitable

    Welcome to Startups Weekly, a fresh human-first take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. On Equity this week, we discussed the value of the written word. You can imagine that the resulting argument is inherently biased, considering we are three journal…

  3. This Week in Apps: Google Play lowers commissions, Apple drops anti-steering rule, Pinterest clones TikTok, Android 12 arrives

    This Week in Apps: Google Play lowers commissions, Apple drops anti-steering rule, Pinterest clones TikTok, Android 12 arrives

    Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the weekly TechCrunch series that recaps the latest in mobile OS news, mobile applications and the overall app economy. The app industry continues to grow, with a record 218 billion downloads and $143 billion in global consumer spend in 2020. Consumers last year a…

  4. Justice for OpenSea

    Justice for OpenSea

    Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment.

  5. Employees are designing the workplace of the future

    Employees are designing the workplace of the future

    What factors would make people want to come into the office? SAP research found four: peer-to-peer learning, collaboration, community-building and intention.

  6. The rapidly changing investor calculus on China's tech giants

    The rapidly changing investor calculus on China's tech giants

    As wave after wave of regulatory crackdowns have dominated China tech news in 2021, one can be excused for losing track of what is being regulated, who is doing the regulating, and what exactly the regulations are. From fintech to data management to education, the rules of the game are being re-wri…

  7. Introducing the TechCrunch Global Affairs Project

    Introducing the TechCrunch Global Affairs Project

    Technology has never agreed with boundaries. Even the most detailed satellite snapshots of Earth show no borders. From the printing press to the airplane, the telephone to social media, technological progress has helped us transcend time and place. And when it hasn’t sent memes around the world, it…

  8. I founded Nest. Here's how startups can help solve climate change

    I founded Nest. Here's how startups can help solve climate change

    Matt Rogers Contributor Share on Twitter Matt Rogers built the first machine-learning thermostat as the co-founder of Nest. He was previously an engineer at Apple, where he helped build ten generations of the iPhone and the first iPad. He currently splits his time between Incite.org and a new compa…

  9. Decoupling tech supply chains would do more harm than good

    Decoupling tech supply chains would do more harm than good

    Phil Levy Contributor Share on Twitter Dr. Phil Levy is Chief Economist for Flexport. Earlier in his career, he held international economic policy positions at the White House and the Department of State. For a technology sector that would much prefer to focus on growth over geopolitics, the push f…

  10. Digital ID tech is moving fast. #GoodID will ensure it doesn’t break things

    Digital ID tech is moving fast. #GoodID will ensure it doesn’t break things

    Robert Karanja Contributor Share on Twitter Robert Karanja is a Director of Responsible Technology and Africa Lead for Omidyar Network and is based in Nairobi, Kenya.  The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many technological shifts – how many of us knew what Zoom was before last spring? Rapidly-dev…