Grab'S Spac Splat Caps Off A Bad Week For Blank-Check Combinations


Oura Ring 3 review: Brian Heater



I admit I was thinking about the Oura Ring incorrectly. I was thinking of the device as an alternative to my Apple Watch. I suppose this is true, in the vaguest sense — likely for most people, it’s one or the other. After all, two activity trackers is overkil…

Daily Crunch: After a transitional year, Apple announces its 2021 App Store Award winners: Alex Wilhelm



Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

FTC sues to block NVIDIA's purchase of ARM: Jon Fingas



NVIDIA's plan to acquire ARM just hit a major stumbling block: The FTC has sued to block the merger over concerns the $40 billion deal would "stifle" competition for multiple technologies.

Grab's SPAC splat caps off a bad week for blank-check combinations: Alex Wilhelm



What goes up must come down. And what goes SPAC must go splat? We’ll keep workshopping that. Regardless, shares of super app Grab took a pounding today after its SPAC combination was approved last night and began to trade this morning. Grab’s stock initially …

Gillmor Gang: Get Better Back: Steve Gillmor



In a discussion about culture versus history on this edition of the Gang, Denis Pombriant invokes the Beatles as examples of agents of change that used rock and roll to alter the arc of history. “Just understand that four kids from Liverpool changed the entir…

NASA awards Blue Origin, Nanoracks, Northrop Grumman over $400M in contracts to avoid space station gap: Aria Alamalhodaei



Just two days after officially (and quietly) confirming that it intends to replace the International Space Station with a commercial station by 2030, NASA has awarded over $400 million in agreements to three companies to further develop private station plans.…

Here's a first look at the new Polestar SUV and how it fits in the automaker's three-year plan: Alex Kalogiannis



From its motorsport beginnings to today, Swedish electric automaker Polestar has come a long way. According to CEO Thomas Ingenlath, the Volvo spin off is just getting started. Ingenlath, along with members of the automaker’s leadership team, laid out a three…

GM delays production of new Chevy Bolt EVs until end of January: Rebecca Bellan



General Motors will continue to delay production of new Chevrolet Bolt EVs at the company’s Orion assembly plant in Michigan “through the week of Jan. 24, 2022,” the company said in a statement emailed to TechCrunch on Thursday. The automaker said it would in…

Dear Sophie: What are the latest rules for H-1B visas?: Sophie Alcorn



I have been applying for positions in the U.S., and one company says that if they hire me and get me an H-1B visa, the filing fees and cost will be taken out of my paycheck. Is that allowed?

Actuator is go!: Brian Heater



Today’s the big day! After months of toiling away in roundups, Actuator is finally graduating to your inbox as the latest addition to the TechCrunch newsletter family. I’ve written 40 of these things since our quiet, pre-name test launch back in February (we …



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