Ginkgo Bioworks secures $275 million in Series D, valuing the company at over $1...

Boston biotech startup Ginkgo Bioworks has announced the raise of $275 million in Series D funding to build out its Bioworks3 production facility. The funding comes from previous investors Viking Global, Y Combinator’s Continuity...

Meet TechCrunch in Tunis, Cairo, Dubai and Beirut this month

TechCrunch just announced our first-ever Startup Battlefield MENA taking place in Beirut, Lebanon in October. We’re hitting the road to meet with regional early-stage startups, investors and entrepreneurs in July. Sign up below. Startups and investors...

Nvidia is surging after its income more than doubled year-over-year

Nvidias ballooning GPU business and big bets on divisions like autonomous driving continue to look better and better, with the companys shares jumping more than 10% after it reported its first-quarter earnings. In...

Love in the age of living for ever: could your marriage last 80 years?

Getting married used to mean a promise of 40 years, if you were lucky increased life expectancy means it could be much longer. Will your relationship go the distance?My boyfriend looks terrible for his...

‘Instagram for classwork’ Seesaw in 1/2 of US schools

Kids don’t try their hardest unless they think someone’s watching. Overcrowded classrooms and distracted parents can make pouring effort into school work feel pointless. But Seesaw‘s app turns their assignments into social media...

Following a Tuna from Fiji to Brooklyn—on the Blockchain

I had just learned everything there was to know about the fish in front of me. Now a small part of its fleshy, red body was in my mouth. Five minutes earlier, I saw...